December 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's December 30th. 

Now to you, that may just seem like another day. Or the day before New Year's Ever. Or one of the last days of your holidays. But to me, it's a pretty special day. 

On December 30th, 2013 I quit a job that was making me miserable. After an awful 4 hours at that job (where I cried for another hour in the car afterward) I decided to make a HUGE shift in my life and quit. 

I didn't have another job lined up. 
I didn't have heaps of money saved. 
I wasn't really sure what I was going to do. 
I just quit and knew that I would make it work. 

And on the evening of December 30, 2013 I danced my tail off with Corbin in celebration of leaving my job and the endless possibility that awaited me in 2014. 

I wrote down goals for myself and I'm proud to say that I accomplished many of them including performing, booking a commercial (2 in fact!), signing with an agent, creating balance, actively working on important relationships in my life, traveling and feeling great while nourishing my body. 

Ashley Gibson progress photos - photos by Ian Brown and Corbin Smith
I had no idea that 2014 would be the year that I would finally finish Insanity, become a Beachbody Coach and go back to helping others create healthier and more fulfilling lives. 

As a result of the changes in my life, 2015 looks like a pretty exciting year ahead and I've been enjoying the act of setting intentions and goals for the year to come. I know that there will be more performing, more balance, more travel (including a trip to Florida next week!) and helping more people.Each day I work towards nourishing my body and for the first time, working out has really become a part of my daily routine. 

I feel happy and excited; long gone are the days of crying in a bathroom stall because my job is making me so unhappy. 

This year I'll be celebrating December 30th with a trip to the Nutcracker and some fun planning for New Year's Eve. Tomorrow I'll be enjoying brunch with friends, catching a World Juniors hockey game and ringing in the New Year with my love at a very fun show. 

Via Society6

I know that I had a whole show entitled "The Difference a Year Makes" but that sentiment continues to ring true in my life. I still revel in how much has changed in 365 days and I look forward to continuing on this path in the days, weeks and months to come. The quote 'fortune favors the bold' has become an affirmation of mine and I aspire to make 2015 my boldest year yet. 

Happy New Year, friends. May you live boldly and dare greatly xo

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