Refined & Free

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Stepping out of comfort zones is scary. Vulnerability is that fragrance to let go that nobody ever really wants to do. To try to be perfect in a society that drives everyone to look, talk, think, educate, & live is expected, yet impossible to attain. But we do have the ability to live the life we were meant to live. We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. This year, I'm tossing out fear of what's next, because I know the One who does. I'm tossing out fear of messing up, because I know the One who gives grace in abundance when I simply come. Act. Rest in Him. 

 

Stepping out of comfort zones is scary.

 

Writing & sharing what's on my heart is difficult to me, because it's giving a piece of my heart, but I know it's real, & it's good & what I need to do. I have been terrified to truly go for what I know I should be going for, & like all of us, we have fallen into that trap of staying put because maybe I'll mess up. Taking that first step forward, not knowing what's next or how to get somewhere... maybe that's you at the start of this fresh year of 2018. I know that has been me these past few years. But here is the deal... it's time to step forward out of fear & into GRACE.

 

it's time to step forward out of fear & into GRACE.

 

 

I've always felt the need to be perfect. But haha typing that I'm laughing right now. Let's be real. As hard as we all try, we are all perfectly imperfect people. Thank God He has shown me that perfect grace & I can simply REST in. By His grace, I am free to live out the life I was intended to live. Not life in fear, but life full & free. We each are so uniquely made, & we get to listen to the whisperings of who He is through everything we are surrounded by & fascinated with. For me, fitness, food, fashion & skating make sense to me, & are a few main of the things I see Him in. Even trials... like walking through fire in a sense. I've been able to see fingerprints of Him & grace poured out in those difficulties. Sometimes in fitness, health, sports, you name it in life, we have to go through challenges, but through them come something of great worth, value, & true victories. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” There is much wisdom in those words & SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't already read the home page about Elegant Edge Sport, the theme of this is very there... fire, trials... (like lifting a heavy weight or eating gasp* green veggies...) the refinement process of life... Sometimes to gain your sense of elegance, & get that pure gold, you have to endure the not so easy stuff first. Bla bla bla, you get the point. Don't get me started, haha just read the home page... I worked really hard on it :) 

 

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

 

So for me, I've been holding back. Hiding. Not wanting to be seen, yet having everything to share. I've been so scared of failing, ... or worse, succeeding. But that's silly. Going around in circles expecting things to happen when I am too scared to just write the first sentence & go for it? OVER IT. Maybe that's where you have been with with fitness, or eating healthy. Where do you start? How to you move forward? You take the first step, that's what you do. And guess what? You aren't alone. & I'm excited to be there for you. I'm facing my fears right now & taking that first step by writing this to you. I have much to share, & hope you enjoy the journey toward much grace, boldness, & elegance.  Their is a story to be told & I can't wait to write this journey of Elegant Edge Sport with you.

 

Cheers to moving out of comfort zones, stomping fears,  & living refined & free  in 2018 <3

 

XO -Rachel

 

Now I just have to click that button PUBLISH. Scary awkward face... 3... 2... 1... !!!