Facing my feelings...

My high school friend/blogger hit the nail on the head with her latest blog post

I cannot even begin to write as eloquently or phenomenally as she does so when she wrote her last peice, she is lucky I didn't just copy and paste the whole thing onto my blog:) 

Facing my Feelings:

I struggle with jealousy and envy

Per Britt:

"When a writer I admire receives praise and recognition, I immediately ask, “why not me?” I focus on all the ways that I am lacking, and I worry as I see the last scraps of opportunity be tossed at her feet. It doesn’t matter that I don’t believe opportunity is limited, because I am suddenly a starving beggar watching the last meal on Earth go to someone else."


 Good Grief, This is me on a daily basis...

I read numerous blogs and become aware of other fitness bloggers receiving opportunities to write for magazines, brand campaigns, and I ask "why not me" and like Britt said, I start to doubt my worth, doubt my blog, everything I have accomplished, and I absolutely hate that.  

Stupid self doubt.  Stupid envy..

Why do we always want more...it is not like I want the free stuff to try out, sure it is a nice perk but for me it is more about "being" 

being that person people go to for workout advice, being that person that has kick ass workouts that people love, making a difference I guess 

I am so grateful and humbled for the opportunities that this little blog of mine has given me already and I need to stay positive, know that I am carving out my own little niche in the fitness blogging world.  

Someday my small little blog will be making a big difference...you can count on that, and until then I will keep doing what I am doing, and loving every minute of it, and when jealousy and envy creep back in, I will give them a swift kick in the ass and count my blessings...



  1. Thank you SOOOO much for this post! I get those feelings too, and then there's the guilt that comes along with feeling jealous rather than just happiness for others who are receiving opportunities. I have to remind myself that some people are probably thinking the same thing about me, and it puts it into perspective a little. We are all doing more than we think, and reaching further than we know.

    1. Thanks Ari...I hear ya on the guilt part but like you said, we are reaching further than we know!!!

  2. I have just started to follow blogs in the past year, Casey. One thing I have noticed is that they all mention starting "small" and very slowly growing. I have noticed your involvement increase and your blog grow in just the past year, even if it may not seem so to you. I look forward to reading your blog daily and it does make a difference in people lives, even if you may not see the benefits first hand. :-) That is one of the aspects of my job that is hard too because you don't always get to see how your words and advice may help people, but I promise that it does!! Keep up the good work and motivation. I think your naturally inspiring without even having to try, by just being yourself! Not everyone can say that for themselves. Thanks again!

    1. you're*** (grrrr...OCD kicking it...rereading my post and seeing a typo that I cannot fix, lol).

    2. Thank YOU Gina! I very much appreciate the kind words, and I love this little blog and will continue to do my things, my way....and hope to inspire and encourage. Thank you for reading!


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