Showing Up For Yourself
The video above and the picture to the left was of me on July 19, 2022. These were the last moments captured in my first home. This is me telling the house I had made a home for the last nine years, good bye. (Shout out to my two friends who made me do this and filmed it!).
From June to July 2022, I sold my house and just about everything in it, packed up all my favorite things, and moved from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Las Vegas, Nevada! I moved for several reasons but here are a few: to expand my business, gain more opportunities and gain a new sense of self (nothing but gains, baby!).
Now, Salt Lake will always have a special place in my heart. But it was kind of played out. I had a lot of dreams and goals. I hit many of those goals and dreams out of the park and was the "talk of the town" you might say. But like most sports games, you don't make every shot; not every hit is a home run, and some losses hurt a lot more than others. A lot of my missed shots for me were full of heartache.
I was so ready to move to Las Vegas, I was so ready for EVERYTHING to change. And where there is change does come challenge. But I chose to look at the bright side.
Letting go and starting over is complete freedom. Since moving to Las Vegas, I have experienced so many emotions - the good, the bad, and the ugly.. but guess what? I have me!! I’m my biggest fan, I’m my biggest supporter, I’m my own best friend and I’m having a complete blast!! Katelyn is my number 1!!
Loving yourself isn’t going to get your nails done every month. It’s listening to yourself and acting on it. I know this can seem cocky to some or that I don't need anyone - that is not what I am saying. I love people and I want people around me. What I am communicating is, this is me being the best Katelyn for Katelyn first, and then Katelyn can be the best Katelyn for everyone else second! I can't show up for anyone in my life until I can show up for myself first.
Have you ever had someone in your life that you tell your feelings to and they either disregarded what you say, or tell you “oh, just go get a pedi or massage” or “oh, here are some flowers, feel better”.. sometimes you just want someone to listen! Don’t be that shitty to yourself. Listen! And if you need to go, then F$&%#!? GO!!!!!!
When I told someone this, they said, " Well, even though you say and listen to those lovely things to yourself, we can still be our biggest critic and our worst enemy." And I agree. This brings up a great point. Because the more you listen to positive thoughts, the less negative ones take over your mind! Yes, I know what you are thinking "Easier said than done, Katelyn!". But the sooner you start, the easier it will come. So the next time you have a terrible thought about yourself, tell yourself three positive things about yourself, and if you can't think of three things??? This is self-care and self-love.
All we have is ourselves! So be the best version of yourself for YOU first, PERIOD!! After that, you will watch the rest will fall into place.
And if no one has said it today - you look great, you smell great, SO BE GREAT! I LOVE YOU!!!
Remember to be kind to yourself today and get it on!
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As a clinical sexuality coach, Katelyn works with individuals and couples to help them discover their best sex lives.