Driver's Window

My Dad is not a man of many words.  When he does speak it's usually with very carefully selected words full of depth & meaning.  

After I lost my 80lbs I went through a period where I was beating myself up over why I gained the weight in the first place.  I used to be a swimsuit model for God's sake so how could I ever have let myself get to that point?

 I was very scared of the weight coming back & kept looking back to try to make sense of it.  Old Lisa kept reappearing.  One day I told my Dad "It's as though I can see my old fat self in the rear view mirror."  

My Dad said something so profound I have to share it because it has stayed with me.  I even use it on my clients now.  He said "That's why the front window is much larger than the rear view mirror.  The rear view mirror is only to glance back every now & then.  To serve as a reminder.  The front window is for moving forward and the expansiveness of it serves as reminder of the endless possibilities that lie ahead."

Thank you Dad. XO

Fly

"So keep on climbing, though the ground might shake.  Just keep on reaching though the limb might break. We've come this far don't you be scared now. 'Cause you can learn to fly on the way down." 

Elliana sang those lines from Maddie and Tae's song "Fly" to me on the night I was about to chicken out at my first speaking engagement telling my weight loss journey.  That was also Elliana's first performance playing guitar and singing in front of a crowd, and she inspired me with her courage. 

 We both have come so far & I did indeed learn to fly on the way down. This is for all of you flying out of your comfort zone.

 The first flight is where all the magic happens.

Go ahead and jump. 😘  

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