Full Disclosure at the Outset: this post contains an affiliate link to the MUTU system because she’s running a one-day sale for her birthday today. 47% off everything! If you purchase the program, please let me know. I need a kickstart and will do it with you!
Once upon a time—okay, it was three months ago—I took a quiz to determine what kind of blog I should have.
“Are you a sage,” asked the quiz’s host, Michael Hyatt, “a Sherpa or a struggler?”
Hyatt went on to say that a sage (think Gandalf) is a respected leader, someone with a bestselling book or a successful business. A Sherpa (think Aragorn) is a trusted guide, someone that’s been up the mountain and can show the way. Finally, a struggler (dear sweet Frodo) is a fellow traveler.
He she hasn’t arrived; she is on the journey.
Who am I? Where am I on this journey called life?
Well, I’m definitely not in the first category. As much as I’d like to write a bestselling book, so far all that I have is a handful of articles. My business, Maggie B Photography, is also in its infancy stage.
(That’s what the “B” stands for: Maggie Baby.)
I’d have to say that I’m a cross between the latter two: one part Sherpa and 100 parts struggler, which doesn’t work out mathematically but you know what I mean. You get my drift.
Health-wise, I have come a long way, and it’s NOT to brag that I say this! On the contrary, I know that every day is a gift from God and my health is not something I take for granted. It could change on a dime with an unexpected diagnosis or after an accident or a family crisis.
As my sister Renee once dryly remarked, “In the end, something’s gonna get ya!” I like to look at a bit more pragmatically, which is to say:
We don’t know what the day ahead of us holds, which is why we do the best that we can with what we’ve been given.
Despite my struggles, I’ve been successfully meeting some huge goals. I meet my daily goal of 15,000 steps consistently; I eat “clean” food as a general rule; I haven’t had a drink for 45 days.
This is my life. It’s messy but beautiful.
Which brings me back to this blog and my goals for this space. To my friends and any unknown readers, thank you for being on this journey with me! I have been thinking long and hard about how best I can serve you, which is why I’m going to open up about some hard topics in the future.
You know about my depression. Did you know about my drinking?
Let’s just say that when friends and family bring out a bottle of wine, I don’t want to stop after just one glass. I’m never content with just one glass! This is problematic behavior, in my opinion, which is why I’ve stopped drinking for the present.
(Do you think you might have an issue with alcohol like me? I highly recommend looking up Annie Grace, especially her 30-day Alcohol experiment! 😊)
And then, let me know via email or Facebook. I’m here to listen; we’re all in this together.
Or you could text me: 612-804-7893.
Finally, for this blog post anyway, I wanted you to be aware of a massive MUTU sale. I’ve written about her program before but in all honesty, have recently fallen off the MUTU wagon. (Like, I haven’t made it a habit; haven’t done the exercises for months.) How thankful I am that we get lifetime access! If it’s something that interests you (i.e. doing core-strengthening exercises for 15-20 mn/day) you can check out her program via this link:
You’ve got this! I’m here to make sure of that. ♥