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I sit here, writing this post at
approximately 3:00am because in about 25 minutes I'll need to get up to
make Michael a snack so he can take his medicine. This past Friday he
had surgery after dislocating his shoulder in a mountain biking
accident.

He's pretty immobilized which means he needs lots of help. So, despite wanting to use this weekend to work on my big launch, I helped Michael as much as I could. Sometimes things like this really puts life into perspective and makes you realize what you want out of life. Which is more than just to eat ice cream and to be thin. Simultaneously.

This past week has just been hard. I don't know exactly why (other than Michael falling off his bike) but I just felt like I was in a rut and couldn't get out of it.

I've told y'all before, but I'm working on the launch of something and I'm more excited about this than any project I've ever worked on before. It's gonna be huge (Donald Trump voice). But yesterday I was questioning everything. Did I make the right decision? What if I fail? What if this isn't what I think it is?

I know when most people launch something new, they focus on the positive. And I can tell you, I haven't seen anything like this before, but I also have to keep it real. I'm not just going to sit here and say everything is peaches and cream. Running your own business can be kind of scary.

Don't let me fool you, I love what I do. But I'm also nervous and worried that what I produce will miss the mark. And it's more important than ever that it doesn't. Since this is my livelihood and everything.

Whenever I'm feeling really lost, I like to re-read parts of “The Secret.” There are many powerful life lessons, but the basic principle is to put what you want into the universe. That your thoughts help to control what happens. Using the laws of attraction, you manifest your reality and desires.

Now, say what you will about this book, but I like it's basis nevertheless. And I do think when you change your attitude and write down your goals, they become more attainable. So, what better way to do so, then publicly, on this blog.

So here it goes…
I'd really like to feel financially safe in my blog. That means I know that I can make this a living for the foreseeable future. 
 
I want to start something that helps bloggers and female entrepreneurs and makes them say, Helene is my inspiration.

I want to be healthy. This also will help me do the things I want to do.

I'd like to stop being such a stressed out individual and not take that stress out on the people that I love (and support me). *Cough* Michael, Mom *Cough*

I'd really like to see more of the world.

I think my requests are simple enough, but usually the simple ones take more doing than we think. Maybe this is silly, but I think you have to SAY what you want in order to achieve it. It also helps to have motivation, guidance, and a support system. So thank you for being part of that.

Now, what do you want out of the universe?

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