Back At It!

It’s been a while since I blogged and since then, there’s been a lot that has happened, some of it, the reason for my non-blogging time. I received my personal trainer’s certification, entered yoga teacher training school, trained and finished my first ever Tough Mudder, and started training real clients. It’s been a heck of a last five months. The whole time, I kept wanting to come back to my blog, but always had some excuse. Thanks to John Saddington , one of my very favorite entrepreneurs who blogs about all the ins and outs of entrepreneur-ing as well as life in general, I was inspired to stop with the excuses and get back in the blog saddle.

Life has been crazy. I have never been one to work more than forty hours. In fact, if I do, it’s something so rare and awesome in my mind that I have to tell someone about it. I like my free time. But these past five months, I’ve been working my full time job (40 hours), and putting in a good amount of hours on my side job, personal training. Never mind the hours I spend investing in my yoga training, and now here I am deciding to add more to that “work” time with blogging and another project to go with my side job.

That’s the thing though–I called it work, but my side job is not work. It’s my fun. It’s my experiment, my joy to do and I love it! How could that ever be work? There’s something to be said about doing something on your own–creating something that people can benefit from, and then this magical moment when someone gives you money for the thing that is your passion. You mean, I can get paid for this? That is one awesome feeling, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

It’s strange–I’ve been searching for the thing I was supposed to do ever since I was a teenager. And these last few years, that search intensified until last year when I realized fitness was a great passion and my doorway into helping people–the very thing I was wanting to do–help people. And I don’t believe I would have discovered that without blogging. Blogging made me realize I could create something myself. And so here I am getting paid for a service I have been wanting to give, a service I create myself.

I’m coming back to the blogging world to share more about that service, to write about my thoughts and fears about it along the way, and I hope some of my old readers will come back and encourage me as they once did, and I hope some new ones come as well. Either way, I’m back at it! I’m back at creating the written word to go with my new found joy of fitness coaching. I will see you on the webz. :-)

18 Responses to “Back At It!”

  1. Cheryl September 23, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Oh Bethany I have missed you! I truly mean that. I am so glad things have worked out so well for you and that you have come back to share with us.

    In just a few short days I will be off to visit Susan for a week. While I am there I will get to meet Doreen as well.

    Lots of good stuff happening right now. Welcome back my friend! :)

    • Bethany Lee September 23, 2013 at 11:53 am #

      Cheryl–it means a lot to me that you stopped by and thanks for letting me know you missed me. I am so excited for you that you get to go see Susan for a whole week! And Doreen! Don’t eat too much chocolate or drink too much wine:-)

  2. Levi September 23, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Well, I am thoroughly pumped. :)

    • Bethany Lee September 23, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      Thanks Levi–and thanks for stopping by! :-)

  3. Grace September 23, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Welcome back and I’m glad you have found your passion! I look forward to your future posts.

    • Bethany Lee September 23, 2013 at 11:52 am #

      Thanks Grace! I am so glad to get back to the blogging scene. I have missed the writing and the social interaction. :-)

  4. Jeannette Paladino September 23, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Bethany — Welcome back! I’m glad you found your passion which never feels like work. Best of luck!

    • Bethany Lee September 23, 2013 at 11:52 am #

      Thanks Jeannette and thanks for visiting me after this long time. :-)

  5. Maurice September 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Welcome back. It’s always good to resource yourself before entering a new stage. That was a wise move.

  6. Robert Grabel September 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Hey Bethany – good to see you back at it. I’ve dealt with most of the things you mentioned there; from career searching to bumps in the consistency of blogging (which I still wrestle with). Since you’re a runner, easy to put your break into the context of a marathon and life; you made a water stop in what will probably a long distance run. And as a few other said, no doubt you’ll have developed some great new lessons and resources that will inform your content. Glad to see projectwhitespace again…

  7. Bindhurani September 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Hi Bethany,Nice to see you blog again. Hope, your new fitness training will be getting better. wish you all sucecss.

  8. Elizabeth Scott September 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    WOW – I am so happy you are back. I have missed you!!! I am so glad you found your mojo…… Love it

  9. Jon Jefferson September 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Bout time slacker…

    It is always great to have fellow travelers on the road with you again.

  10. Jo-Anne September 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    You have been missed, trust me, would I lie………… welcome back……

  11. Susan Oakes September 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    What a good surprise to see your post pop up in my blog feed Bethany. Good to see you back and you deserve great success with all the hard work you have done.

  12. jennifer September 30, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Yay!!! Happy to have you back in the blogging world, girl!

  13. Jeri September 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Welcome back to blogging! You’ve been missed. I can really relate to that search for finding out what a person is supposed to do in life, so keep the posts coming and keep sharing your journey!

  14. Steve October 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Glad to hear that you’re back. Taking a break from blogging is good – especially if you’re busy. I’m glad that your time away was productive.

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