I have spent the last couple of years trying to grow. Not in height obviously, I’m pretty sure I’ll be 5’1″ for the rest of my life. But to grow spiritually, to grow mentally, and maybe grow this booty!

Growth is an important part of our daily lives. When you stop growing, and you stop learning, you die. I’d like to think that I grow a little bit every day in someway. That doesn’t come without some effort, however.

I’ve been blessed to have some amazing leaders in my life and in my business. I’ve learned so much from each and everyone of them and I’ve tried to implement a little piece of what I’ve learned from them into my life every day. That’s a lot of days and a lot of pieces! And today I realized that if I add a small piece every single day that sooner or later I’m going to have way too many pieces.

Now what?! What stays? What goes?

This is the point where you need to quiet your mind and listen to your heart, your soul, and your intuition. Don’t let all the pieces cloud your mind, and distract you from your goal. Your purpose. Finding my purpose has been the #1, most important tool I’ve added to my “self love” tool box. Realizing that all my pain, every struggle, each and every “bad” thing that I have endured, has all been for a purpose and gives my story meaning. When you decide to make the mind shift from victim to victor and use the struggles and the pain to help others you will begin to feel the glow of purpose shine through the clouds of pain. You will understand and accept that IT HAD TO HAPPEN.

A very strong, successful woman said that to me on my first day of sobriety. I announced to her that “Today I have decided that I will not allow my past to define who I am. I am my only problem, and my only solution.” And I thanked her for helping me reach this incredible place with her wisdom and guidance. Her response was brilliant and I still near her so clearly in my mind “It had to happen.”

These important pieces, the ones that lead you closer to the purpose of your pain, the purpose of your journey, and the purpose of your life….don’t drop those. When it’s time to take inventory of the pieces you’re juggling and decide what stays and what goes, the most important question to ask yourself is “Does this serve me?” Decide what your purpose is and keep the things that compliment that journey.

We’ve all done a little “spring cleaning” in our closets. You look at those jeans that don’t fit anymore, but you’ve worn them so many times. They are so easy to hold onto, because they are familiar and you’ve been through so much together. Those are the jeans that you were wearing when you did that thing!! They are your favorite! I know there’s a huge hole in the knee but they were expensive! But! Do they still serve you? When’s the last time you wore them? Can you even fit into them anymore? Have they served their purpose? It may be time to let them go.

Take inventory of your life every once in awhile. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the pieces you’ve accumulated. Decide what’s moving you closer to your goal. What has served it’s purpose and what needs to be set free. Make room for new and exciting ways to grow! Besides, you can always go shopping! 💕

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