A Year in Review: Tales From a Giddy Gal

It’s all coming together. I never would have dreamed I’d be sitting in this place right now. This place isn’t tangible, it’s not a dream but it is my new home. It is where I’ll hopefully be living in for the next few years. The place in which I sit is full of inspiration, possibility and a giddy unknown.

2016 has quite possibly been the most transformative year of my life. I’m not bragging or boasting, I’m honestly just giddy to share where I am. Tears are running down my cheeks in this moment.

Have you ever been so filled with contentment, or excitement that you cry? I don’t sniffle often, I was just talking about this with a friend, realizing it is painstakingly true. I guess it’s my inner robot coming out! My brother recently married and I didn’t cry…at all. I of course am sincerely joyful for their new life step but I just don’t shed tears over marital love. I cry for over other kinds of transformation, when I see people living their fullest lives and meeting (or exceeding) their potential. There is nothing more beautiful to me than that in this entire world!

I know you can’t wish change onto others, but I do kind of wish everyone could feel like this right now! Many changes have come in this year, I networked a lot, my writing voice has gained some experience, I’m seeing what the future may hold for my transformational life coaching and fitness business. I reaffirmed my thoughts of not wanting to sell anything, but that I want to offer hope to others.

As a personal trainer I’m already in the hopes and dreams business, but I know finishing my Beautiful You life coaching training will help me guide others in a way I didn’t even think was possible. You’ve heard of the power of suggestion, but I’m starting to acknowledge that there is SERIOUS power in encouragement. The joy that the Beautiful You program has filled me with is immeasurable. The books I’ve read and podcasts I’ve absorbed are changing my thoughts and self talk tendencies. Knowing that God is closer than I thought is also a huge comfort.

I have so much confidence walking into events now, I’ve been showing off my giddy skills all over the place this holiday season! Talking about myself and advertising my gifts to others has always been a struggle. I would often feel full of ugly bravado as I spoke about my job and future goals. My former self would be looking out for a downfall soon, as life does provide peaks and valleys. But even if a slump comes or someone knocks me down I know I can rise strong again.

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Giddy friends, thank you for joining me this year. What did 2016 mean for you? Did you accomplish what you thought you would or are you left wanting more? I encourage you to think about your year, write down your favorite things and truly reflect on what you have accomplished since January. Focus on the positive. Celebrate those giddy moments.

 

 

7 thoughts on “A Year in Review: Tales From a Giddy Gal

  1. As a whole it was a wonderful year, losses and challenges but also new chapters and hopeful changes! A few goals met and renewed life in others. Cheers to you sweet friend and all that has and to come!!

  2. I am so happy for you friend! 2016 was a rough year over here, lots of change and discomfort, but I know that means growth and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

    Cheers to another Giddy year!

  3. You are awesome and I am gratefully appreciative for you helping me accomplish my goal this year, loosing 20 pounds. And yes, I do want more this year, 10 more pounds would be awesome!!! But, like you, I am just very happy to be where I am. We are truly blessed.

  4. You are awesome and I am gratefully appreciative for you helping me accomplish my goal this year, loosing 20 pounds. And yes, I do want more this year, 10 more pounds would be awesome!!! But, like you, I am just very happy to be where I am. We are truly blessed.

  5. Your words are so encouraging. 2016 was a pretty spectacular year over here for me with the birth of my baby boy. But I won’t lie, also really challenging. Parenthood is the largest life rollercoaster of all! But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Also, I cry… a LOT. When I’m happy and when I’m sad. Ha! I think we need to grab coffee soon. Want to dive deeper and get to know you better. You are truly an inspiring woman – beautiful inside and out! Happy holidays!

  6. Alli, I am just so deeply happy and impressed by you. I’ve seen how you’ve grown over the year and I’m in awe. The way you rocked the Thrive Christmas Party last weekend, I mean, you killed it, you honestly did. I can’t wait to see where 2017 will take you. I do know, you will always be the beacon of happiness and giddy I need through the days. Thanks for being you. Thanks for sharing you.

  7. Good job Alli:). You have helped a lot of people. Maybe while your visiting we can do a consult. Looking forward to you guys coming for Christmas.:)

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