Limited

You’d think by now that I’d post regularly or at least semi-regularly since I kind of told you all I would…or at least try to. I always have this itch to write a blog post since my head is spinning with ideas and thoughts. I have people encouraging me to post and give me positive feedback but even that doesn’t get me to the actual keyboard and type. I can keep telling myself that I will try after the next blog post, to post more. But maybe I can keep trying.

A lot has happened since the last time I wrote but the highlights are that I got engaged on top of a mountain, Ken getting baptized, our upcoming wedding in October, and my new journey to become a certified Christian Life Coach. Four really amazing life changing things happened, and I feel even more truly blessed and loved. I’m trying to be less shy and make friends, but it seems harder than I made it sound in my head. Trying to come out of my shell more has been more of a blessing than I would have thought. Also planning for our wedding this year has me (good) busy.

My mom, dad and I were at the pool in my community in the middle of the summer last year and we met this nice young woman who had recently moved in and some of her friends came in for a refreshing dip in the pool before it closed. We small talked a bit and told them some things about the community where we live. Got to talking about college and education and I had mentioned I never finished my Suffolk photography degree but eventually wanted to finish when the time was right. I told one of the young women some brief things about my health, when she then proceeded to give me some advice and said that I should never limit myself. She kept saying it over and over to me again, really looking my in the eye and telling me to not limit myself. “Do not limit yourself.” She was so determined to get her point across and I was so thankful for that because it stuck with me.

Since then I have been thinking about how I always limit myself because of my health issues. Making friends who I assume I won’t relate to or maybe won’t like me because of my limitations, having my last few college classes like math, science and P.E at Suffolk I have to take that I dread because of my learning disabilities and health stuff getting in the way, getting my driver’s license because I’m afraid I will have to cut my lessons short again like last time due to my bad hip. All these things I have limited myself and not even really thinking that I could get these things done despite those fears I have. It’s funny because I don’t limit myself too much when it comes to getting through a health trial, but I do limit myself when it comes to simple things in life people get through with few problems yet still push through. I limit myself so much to the things I want to do, and she really opened my eyes to trying harder mentally at telling myself to just go for it. Does this mean I make excuses for myself though? I’m not sure. I do know that I cannot do everything I tell myself I can do. I cannot run like my brother Anthony (nor do I have the desire to run, hats off to you Ant for running like Forrest) or be an accountant like he is. I fail to recognize the gifts that I have, that God has given me, which means I fail to use them fully.

Fast forward to a couple months ago when my mom mentioned life coaching. I knew the general thing about life coaching but not the details. I looked into a Christian coaching program and signed myself up. I felt God was pushing me to do this, so I trusted Him and went for the leap. I have about 3 weeks left and an exam and after that I will be a certified Christian Life Coach. I have experienced just about every emotion going through theses courses. Excitement, anxiety, fear, joy, peace, comfort and many more. I can’t quite explain in words what this course has done for me but what stands out is that God has placed me right where I need to be to use my gifts He’s given me and yet gain so much more than I even thought I would, just in the few practice coaching sessions I have done. I think I have an entire section in my brain now full of what I have learned just in the past few weeks. It feels amazing to use not only what I have learned through my past health experiences but also what I have gained in these classes.  I know I have so much more to learn and this is just the beginning, but for the first time in my entire life I am learning something that I actually enjoy. This is something I can see myself doing and something I love doing as well. I am filled with joy and excitement and am humbled by this whole learning experience so far.

This is a pretty short blog post and not all of them will be like this, but I have decided to change (ever so slightly) this blog. This one in particular is more of an update blog post. I have thought about how much I want to write and how much flows out of me so easily with much relief afterwards, and I would rather use that for my book. So, this blog will still have stories and such, but those will not include my past. This blog will be present stories and things like that. I am always open to suggestions as well!

Over and out

Alyssa

8 thoughts on “Limited”

  1. I can’t wait to read this over again Alyssa. It is so refreshing and you are a joy! God made us mother and daughter and we made each other friends!

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  2. Hi Alyssa, Every time I read your blog, you inspire me to press forward yet again. Thank you for sharing you! God surely is mightily working in your life and it is so evident.
    Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!!
    Love n blessings!!

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  3. Alyssa you write so beautifully, you have been through so much and have come out remarkably well, I know many people who feel insure and they have not been through what you have. You are an inspiration to so many and everyone who meets you falls in love with you, how can they not you are beautiful, loving and so brilliant in everything you do, so keep in writing I love everything you write it’s such a blessing. God Bless you in all you do. Love you, Celia

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  4. I’m so happy for you Alyssa! Congratulations on your engagement and becoming a Christian Life Coach. I Love reading your blog and hope to read another one again soon. You are a great writer and inspiration and God is using you in such a great way. I sometimes limit myself too because of certain health issues. I will also try to not limit myself so much. Most of it is fear of the unknown I sonetimes tell myself I can’t do it before I really try. Thank you for this blog. Praying for you always.
    Blessings,
    Stacy Doerler- Antonucci

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  5. Alyssa, I found this blog to be so positive and uplifting. Your new interests and choices point to a future so fulfilling . May God Bless you abundantly.🌹😍❤️🙏🥰

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  6. Congratulations on all the wonderful, exiting news. Your future is bright 😊 So happy for you, sky’s the limit Alyssa. God bless you and Ken. 💗😘

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