If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.
I think one of the biggest obstacles people face when taking on a new goal is clearly defining it. You start off with this wishy washy idea of what you want but if you don't take the time to foster it and care for it chances are it will just slip away. This has happened to me time and time again, the idea is born and then fades just as quickly as it appeared. I struggled for a long time with following through because I was never sure if I was making the right choice. I've finally realized that as soon as that spark is ignited I need to kindle the flame until it's a roaring fire. When it's a tiny little ember is when it is most fragile and needs the most attention, safety and love. This is true for all areas of your life, not just weight loss. For me, weight loss was one thing but I have other dreams I'd like to see come true as well.
|My first attempt at a facial prosthetic (home made)|
|Day of the Dead inspired makeup|
It sounds expensive, but you find ways to save. For instance, any conventions I wanted to attend I asked if they needed any extra help in return for admission to the event. Some of them I was not only given an all weekend pass but was also paid. The connections I made at those conventions has been invaluable. I met some amazing friends who continue to support and guide me today. A few have helped with the birth of this blog, others offer encouragement along the way, and then one even made a connection between a film maker and myself. Now I have the potential to work on an upcoming horror film and all because I took the time to work as a volunteer at a comic convention and met some amazing friends while I was there. Always Always Always be nice to whoever you meet, aside from just being a good human being you never know who you might encounter and how you might be able to help each other.
|Sweet swag from the Women Rock Race|
|And of course a little eye candy...|
The point is, if you start with an idea and help it blossom into something bigger the momentum will carry itself after awhile. When you truly desire something the universe has a way of conspiring to help you get it. Continue to pay it forward and you will see all of that effort and positive energy come back to you in leaps and bounds. I feel so blessed, all of these incredible opportunities keep presenting themselves to me and I can't help but think that each smile, or hello to a stranger helped to get me here. I constantly have that feeling you get when you sense that you're on the verge of something tremendous. I'm not sure where my path will take me, but I will always be willing to give back and help those who have strayed from theirs. Trust that what you are doing is the right thing and accept any detours as blessings in disguise because they might just help you more than you know.
((if you'd like to see more pictures of my makeup experiments head on over to http://fxenvy.weebly.com/gallery.html and let me know what you think! I'm always looking for feedback or new ideas to try out))