A client recently asked me: What do you do when you have a set back?
I answered: When I have a set back, I first recognize that I’ve been set back. And then, because I feel so miserable, my mind tells me that I need a reset. This reset comes in the form of my bubble. I cut everything “cold turkey.” I get back to the basics. I don’t veer from what I know to be my tried, trusted and true course of action. When you have a set back, there is no “half-assing” it to get yourself back on track. In this case, we cannot settle for mediocrity or we’ll never get on our path again.
If you are driving somewhere and get off path, do you kind-of sort-of get back on the correct path? No, you get out your Mapquest app and you make for dang certain that you are headed in the right direction. Otherwise, you lose time, you become stressed and you likely never reach your destination. If you are an awful driver like me, you do get lost, but you never accept getting lost as your final destination.
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I am gutsy because I have never accepted getting lost as my final destination.
Gutsy is not having Colitis. Gutsy is not struggling with infertility. Gutsy is not being intolerant to so many foods.
Colitis, infertility and food intolerance are just the problems – the roads we find ourselves lost on.
Gutsy is the way in which I’ve dealt with these problems. Gutsy is the fact that I’m not afraid to tell anyone exactly the way it is, why I believe the things I do, and why I can’t agree with so much of what society and mainstream media and medicine tells us. Gutsy is pulling out my Mapquest app when the truth is that it would have been so much easier to continue on being lost.
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“My name is Sarah Kay Hoffman.
I am a gutsy girl now, but I was not always this way.
Love your guts,