Vitality; this is my why.

Today, March 1st, 2018, is just another day. Most people are waking up, running out the door, and reliving the same day they lived yesterday. Many days are like that for me as well. However, today – and all of the days this month – are different.

I believe we should wake up each day and set our intentions. We should take just ONE moment for ourselves. Be grateful, be eager, - just BE. However, most days don’t start off like that for most of us, myself included. In all honesty, most of my days start out more like this…. I wake up, go workout, come home, shower, grab a smoothie, go to work, come home, meet with clients, write blog posts, plan events, answer emails, and try to make it back to bed at a decent hour. I LOVE my days- don’t get me wrong- they are extremely rewarding and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But what I am trying to say is that we are all human, we are all busy, and we all forget to take time to just BE.

So, I choose one month out of the year to truly celebrate. For me, this was an easy choice. As you’ll see {I’m getting there, I promise!} – March is a very special month for me. My intention of this blog is to share with you why I choose to do things a little bit different during the month of March, but ultimately, I hope this inspires you to make for room for yourself in your own life- whatever that might look like.

When I think of the month of March, I think about being alive, and I mean truly alive. This is where my name of “Vitality Coach” comes from.

  • I was born on March 13th, 1994.

  • I was run over by a car on March 1st, 2014.

  • I was diagnosed with cancer on March 1st, 2016.

  • I launched my business as a Vitality Coach on March 31st, 2016.

  • I was said to be cancer free on March 1st, 2017.

A lot of the biggest moments in my life have happened during the month of March. Some would say there is something to that – and I’m sure there is… but all I know is how I feel.

I feel grateful to be here.

This March, I am celebrating my 24th birthday {Yes, I feel like a baby when I say my age}, I am celebrating my business turning 2 {ALREADY!?!}, and I am celebrating 2 years of being cancer free {BOOYAH!}.

All of these experiences have made me realize how precious life is. To be honest, I don’t know how or why I made it through, because a lot of people don’t.  All I know is that there is a reason I am here.

Each March, in addition to waking up each morning with a grateful heart and truly making an intentional effort to feel alive, I travel. Traveling is something that brings me peace and inspiration. It brings about growth within myself – and it is the way I have chosen to truly celebrate being alive.

Last year, my sister and I went to Ireland for a month and met our ancestors. We stayed with our family, visited the graveyards of our dad’s family members, and we saw a piece of the world that we had been dreaming of since we could speak.

This year, my dear friend and I are headed to Greece. A place I have been longing to see more of ever since my weekend adventure in Rhodes several years ago. My intention is to enjoy every moment – to breathe it all in.

My goal is to pick a new place every year – and to make March the most memorable month of them all, because so far – they have been.

So – today, and every other day this month, I hope you will join me. Join me in setting your intentions, taking moments to be grateful, and in living each day in a state of complete vitality, because after all, you are here to do so.

If you feel like you need help doing this – just remember that is why I am here.