Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been an active poster. I had to take a break from my social media/Internet presence for a bit. I’ve been hopping on here and there and have made a few posts but really have limited my time online. I’ve been meaning to get back on here and get back to posting positive stuff and I believe I’ll be doing that more regularly. It’s been great recently to connect with some others doing the work of positivity and it has motivated me to get back to it in my own. There’s just too much negativity out there. (shout out to @chuckslemonade and @addictionnutritionist)

Some of the reason I had to take time away was because I had to work on some personal growth. I’ve made such incredible progress over my life, specifically in the last 7 or so years. It has been so fun to keep trying to improve myself. If you are on a path of personal growth I applaud you! If you have not started your growth journey yet, there is no better time than now.

Here are some thoughts on personal growth:

Growth is most definitely a process and your progress is not always immediately obvious to yourself. Others usually notice first.

Growth can be an uncomfortable process. It usually manifests itself the most when facing struggles or difficult situations. These just make you stronger and more resilient. Embrace the uncertainty. Embrace the uncomfortable.

With growth, there is no destination. It is all journey. Keep growing. Keep evolving. Keep pushing.

Growth is a process, not an event. Be patient with yourself. Give it the time it needs.

Here are some of my personal growth highlights from the past year:

I started working with an amazing nutritionist and have been able to drop more than 70 lbs. (I also got to record a podcast episode with her – link in the comments.)

I realized it’s not all about weight loss and have finally gotten into a good routine of strength training, hot yoga, core conditioning, and running. My goal is to be in the best shape of my life before I run the Newport Marathon this October.

I stopped talking about it and started my art website (link also in the comments) and self-published my first coffee table book!

I’ve been working hard on time management skills and find myself more productive than I have been in a long time, which has ultimately enabled me to do these things I’ve mentioned.

My beautiful wife and I have built some raised beds and planted a spectacular garden this year. I’ll leave you with this as the post image… Radishes and beets starting their growth journey!

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