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Embrace The Unexpected

By Katy Agro Myers

I'm not going to sugarcoat it. I've been feeling lost for the last month. Finishing out the end of summer, trying to balance between work and spending time with my children. Trying to make sure I'm doing all the things at the beginning of the school year: getting back into routine, meal prep, calm mornings, homework, and managing the sports schedule. I've been overwhelmed. I've felt like I was in a funk.

Last Friday, a former colleague sent me an email to join a business boot camp for the next two weeks. I thought sure, why not. Maybe this is the push I need. There were three live seminars this week and some workbooks. I felt the excitement again. I felt the passion coming back to me. I kicked off the week by working out again (and kicking my own butt). I've been time-blocking and checking off my to-do list. I've been meal-prepping and eating better. I've been hydrating and trying to get better sleep. (Although my sister's dog who is staying with us did not get the better sleep memo and has been waking me every night).

There have been messages in this week of productivity that continue to excite and fuel me for what's to come. I want to share them with you.

DSD: Do Something Different - if it hasn't been working, do something different! It sounds so simple, but you know what? I've been using it every day. In parenting my children when they aren't listening. In being an advocate for my children when they aren't getting what they need. In my work habits. In my self-habits. I'm trying to do something different every day and it's not only working but inspiring me to do more.

The boot camp encourages you to find an accountability buddy to partner with during the journey. I met with mine for the first time this morning. Leah inspired me so much and we talked about how scary and hard it is to try something new. How we should share with our children how scared we are to try something new. And she shared this quote:

Be brave enough to be bad at something new. ~Jon Acuff

Read it again. I love this. Because when you're trying something new or different, it DOES require us to be brave. To be prepared to fail. And to pick ourselves up again. I preach this to my children, but if I'm honest with myself, I haven't been walking this walk. I haven't been brave enough to try new things. But you know what? I have a call scheduled with Leah for Monday morning, and you better believe I'm going to have some small step toward something new ready to share with her. Go be brave, my friend.





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