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Bloggers Anonymous: POWER WORD

UntitledIf you have been following (slightly) along my Facebook page or have read previous posts, you know that I am doing a 12 week blogging project with other bloggers to inspire and motivate one another on documenting life. What initially triggered the motivation of the project might have been a little selfish? Um, selfish isn’t the right word. It was something that I had planned on doing.

There are a lot of things I wanted to focus in on this year, so I decided to write them down. At the same time I was coming across random posts from Facebook friends, and remembering other friends that randomly blogged. These people put a positive impression on my life, even if it was just a random FB post or old blog entry, their positivity inspired me to not only do this for myself, but to encourage others to do the same. Oh, and I just love reading other peoples views on the world. We as humans are amazing and live in the most diverse worlds. The anthropology us of all is mind blowing. I want more…
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Within the past 6 months, mostly within the last month, I have been reaching out for something. Mainly, being POSITIVE. My goal above all else in EVERY situation that has come forth lately is to: be, stay and find the positivity in everything. I’ve been desperately avoiding all negativity.

If I find you negative, I have been trying to have nothing to say. If you can physically make my chest hurt, and even slightly hurt my feelings, well I’ve been stepping back. I don’t need that in my life. To be honest, negativity in ALL forms (nasty people, racism, shootings, rape) that has been scouring my social media feeds, and topics of conversations between friends has made me cry, fall into a spiral of depression, and has physically made me sick. There may be something wrong with me, or I am just MAXED out of evil. Who knows, but I am now trying to fix it.
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Its amazing how we can even let one persons negativity hurt us so much. Even when we have done nothing wrong and have stood up for ourselves over and over, only to get punched down constantly. Until you realize that there is so much evil and negativity there, that there is NOTHING you can do but to take yourself out of the situation. Ha, I guess you can have a moment of clarity and think “Dude, fuck you. I wash my hands ( <—might be the wrong phrase on that, but its how I feel) This is stupid, and I am OUT!” <— That sounds negative in itself, but *shrug* sometimes its what you got to do to step back.

Positivity. I saw how being positive in all things can play on performance. At Ironman Arizona our goal was to “be positive” and “keep the crazy away” (that was Tori’s job). Spending that trip laughing, dropping bad things, and looking forward to the amazing that was about to happen… Well that weekend showed me that with a little work, and with good intentions, GREAT things can happen. I want this for my entire life.

UntitledAlso warning to friends/family: I don’t want your gossip and or mindless bitching stemmed from hate.

Sorry. The past month I thought “Ok, I will give people 5 minutes to vent. As a friend I should be there and listen”. Then I started to think of how long 5 minutes was… Too damn long. Long enough for hate to spiral through me, and now we have just let more nastiness into the world. I don’t want any part of it. But please know I am here to listen, you have 1 minute, to get it off your chest. But once the problem/anger has been put on the line, we then are probably going to look at the positive side, and or try and step back from the situation and try to see it through others perspectives.

UntitledWith POSITIVITY being my primary focus in life, FREEDOM will stem from it.

I want to be FREE. I want to be able to be who I want, without someone stomping on my eccentricities.

I want to be able to get MYSELF to places, this is funding myself in all things, and knowing no one can tell me NO.

To be able to see a future with the help of no one <— Its more me knowing that if something were to happen, I can take care of myself, and I am not screwed over because I have lived a life dependent on someone else.

UntitledPOSITIVITY & FREEDOM. They are my power words for 2015. They are kinda BIG, STRONG words. A lot of HARD will come into place to achieve both things. As always I am looking forward to the HARD. Looking forward to what I will learn, what will hurt, what I will gain along the way. It then end its life, and I am living it… On my own terms.

Check out others POWER WORDs from some to the bloggers participating in the The Bloggers Anonymous: 12 Week Project
She’s Checking Out: TRUST
Grace Beyond Limits: GRACE & DETERMINATION
Mara.Thong.Irl: BRAVE & BOLDLY
Living Out Loud: STAND UP!
Sandborn to Run: TRUST

**No worries, will share each bloggers POWER WORD post once posted, NO RUSH!**
***Pictures are all just totally random from my phone lately***

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Bloggers Anonymous: Janice Ferguson

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 3.57.25 PMJanice I don’t think I listened to a single word you said, I have been staring at your legs the entire time.” Thats what is in my mind EVERY TIME I saw Janice at Run-N-TRi.

We all have stories on how we see people. Some people make a bigger impact on others. One person that has left an impact, Janice Ferguson. Janice, reminds me of a statue, a statue of a women in a running stance, ready to take off, determination in her eyes. Maybe its her hard ass legs, or the fact that when you meet this woman you know that she is taking in all around her, comprehending what you are trying to say, all the while radiating her “Can-do” and “Will-do” attitude.

I’ve said it before, not many people impress me, but she does.

Not because she could probably break you in half with one leg, but because she is constantly challenging herself, and inspiring I don’t know how many along the way. She’s a leader. Thats it. Simple as that. Someone you want to follow and someone that doesn’t think of herself when it comes to those around her.

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 3.41.39 PMShe’s is a mother and business owner.  Runs Bandit Crossfit out of Biloxi, MS. Along with those 2 things already being impressive, she is an AMAZING athlete. You can just tell by looking at her, that she is strong, but what has really captured me about Janice is how she takes her ATHLETIC mentally into the way she approaches life.

Under everything everyone sees, she is still a person, with her own goals, with that athlete attitude of always challenging herself, and knowing that SHE CAN do better. She takes this approach into everything she does.

I recently sent out a “call” to all new/wannabe/pro bloggers to come together for a 12 week project, inspiring and motivating one another to document life. There are 12 Topics given over the time span. Officially starting on Jan 1. The purpose is to give you a nudge to write, and to be around others that want to do the same thing.

Right after posting on my Facebook feed, Janice was one of the few that I reached out to. I have sporadically seen posts that she has shared on Facebook. Like over months, something might pop up, and for some reason I always click. I remember being captured by not only what she talks about but what you can feel she WANTS to talk about. Along with taking on the world, there is a… Well there is Janice the person who tries to surface and make statement. It can be overwhelming to try to define your inner self when you are working on everything around you.

Janice has a gripping flow through her words. Precise but conversational, she is not only a good read but an INSPIRATIONAL one as well. I highly encourage you to drop by her self titled blog Janice Ferguson, and check out what she is up to. Right now you will probably see a lot of Crossfit hieroglyphs, but I have a feeling we will get to know Janice on a deeper level and get to see what drives an athlete to her personal best all the while raising a family and running a business.

* Her first take on her POWER WORD: 2015 POWER WORD- Scene One. Take One.
* One of Janice’s recent posts: Are You An Athlete or A Coach?

Oh, and to answer her questions…
1. My last name is pronounced A-BEAR. Do I look like a HEE-BURT?
2. Orange is my favorite color. Its warm and happy and very versatile through all seasons.
3. Cuban food rocks my world.
4. My spirit animal would be a Horse (Had to totally google what was really entailed with my SPIRIT animal). To be exact, a mustang. Little rough, not as sleek as a tame horse, and nearly untamable , though they try and fool you and act docile, Mustangs are lunatics. No worries though, I am only BORDERLINE crazy.