Last day of November. The year has flown by hasn't it?
This time of year always sends me into moments of reflection, looking back over the past year and asking myself, what have I achieved? Have I reached my goals? Have I managed to stick to the new year's resolutions I made with 100% commitment 335 days ago? What are my goals for the forthcoming year?
2018 has been a wonderful and exciting year for me for so many reasons; becoming a bikini model competitor, signing with my amazing agent Kate Borde, becoming a vegan, moving house, my daughter starting school, my first piece of writing getting accepted by Bee in my Beanie theatre company and getting a puppy to name just a few!
Where I'm at right now in life is a wonderful and cosy fit and I am extremely lucky to have it. Although there is part of me that knows something else needs to change: my day job, although a lovely fit, isn't where I belong any more.
Before I let myself get swept away with the festive fun (that can officially start from tomorrow, because anything before 1st December just feels premature to me) I want to get the wheels in motion to make a change, so that's exactly what I've done.
I've started my training to become a personal trainer with Origym. So far so good, and in a few months I will be qualified! Many of my friends and family ask me for training advice and I have never felt too comfortable offering it (because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and if I offer advice I want to make 100% sure I am right). At the moment, I just know what I know, I don't know how I know it, it seems to work, I'm 99% sure it is right but there is that little 1% that makes me nervous, know what I mean?
But in a few months, I can officially support any of you guys who are struggling to reach your fitness goals and may want some guidance, I will be ready to offer all the advice you need. I love training. I really want to inspire and help others achieve their goals. I am an actress and need the flexibility to be able to attend auditions or jobs. That is where I belong.
So before the year comes to a close, in a haze of mince-pie-madness, brussel spouts and festive fizz, take a moment to reflect over the past year and look at where you're headed. It is never too late to make a change, just because you fit somewhere, doesn't mean it is where you belong.