Just Another Tuesday

It is currently 10:40pm (EST) and somehow the day is pretty much over. Have you ever had one of those days that seem to take forever, but when you get to the end of the day you are asking where the day went? Well that was today.

Jokingly, I was talking earlier with my instructor during a private kickboxing/exercise session about my blog and he had brought up me writing about the kickboxing session. Earlier I had laughed about this, but it is going my session will be appearing below in today’s blog.

This is day number two and I almost forgot to write the blog. As you can see, we are off to an excellent start to this blog challenge. If you are new here, I am writing a blog every day during the month of March. Since I sorta forgot about the blog, I am just going to go over my day.

Tuesdays are typically one of my favorite days because of all the different activities that I have going on. Typically we start off with a private kickboxing/exercise session, psychologist/neurofeedback appointment, chill for majority of the day, and go to a masterclass offered at the church I attend, and go to bed.

Morning

Starting off my days are always interesting to say the least. Sometimes I wake up feeling super energetic, super tired, or experiencing headaches and balance issues. This morning, I had woken up feeling a little off this morning because I was having a balance issue. I will get into this a little later, but I have brain issues and this is something I have been dealing with for months now. I fed my dog, did the dishes, and meditated before going out the door this morning.

I started my day out of my house at a private kickboxing/exercise session. I have been going to these sessions for a few months and absolutely love them. I have never really shown anger or had a way of releasing the energy within me. I learned that I really enjoy punching and hitting things, which surprises me a ton! Recently in these sessions, we have been focusing on building upper body strength as well as core strength. I am always trying to sweat as much as possible during the sessions. I really enjoy exercising and even though I woke up with my balance being off, I was still able to go to my session today and breathe through everything. I am excited to continue doing these as it is a highlight of my week.

Afternoon

Typically, I go to a psychologist on Monday & Tuesdays, but I saw him for the last time last week. I am currently in a transition period. My primary reason for going to this specific psychologist was for the reason of neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a treatment that is used to retrain brainwaves. It sounds odd, but it works and I have seen lots of improvements with my brain issues (being born with Alpha Mannosidosis and being in a car accident six years ago). I do get a little tired after treatment, so it was definitely nice having some extra time in my schedule which I thought wasn’t going to involve sleeping…

Soon I will continue going to a different doctor, but in the meantime I have a lot of free time in my afternoons. I was planning on preparing food for a Tony Robbins event that I am virtually going to this weekend, but I had gotten super tired, had a headache, and my balance was way off. Instead of preparing the food, I took a nap. After that nap, I did feel a lot better! Went to the vet with my dog. She is all good and healthy! One last thing I completed during my afternoon, was folding laundry.

Evening

Dinner came rather quick and right after dinner, my dad and I left for the masterclass that is held at my church. My church recently started a college and they offer a masterclass for one of the classes that the college has during the semester. Masterclasses are super cool because as attendees, we do not have to take any notes or take any tests. We are simply there to sit in and learn. The class this semester is titled Doctrine of Salvation & The Church. We are learning a decent amount of information and I am loving every moment of it!

And somehow, it is now bed time… When writing this, I found that I accomplished a decent amount of things. It is not as many things as I would have hoped, but I still accomplished things!

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March Goals

Is it just me or did February come and go like the snap of a finger? It is crazy to think that we have already gone through two whole months in 2021. One of the things I wanted to do this year was to review every month and create a plan for the following month. Since I have this blog now, wanted to share what my goals are for March! Before we get to March’s goals, I am going to do a quick review of February.

February Review

  • Transformational Month
    • Change
    • Realizations
    • Community
  • Overall Lesson: Learning the importance of trusting that God is moving in ways that we can’t comprehend and we must trust in Him with all our heart.

To start off with, one of my doctors that I have been seeing for the past four years has moved to a different state. I am in the process of finding a new doctor at the moment. I was able to think about how much I have grown in the past four years. This specific doctor has been with me during the hardest seasons of my life. I am not one for change and this has been a very large change in my life.

Next, I realized that I have been idolizing the challenges that I face everyday. I deal with a decent amount of physical issues that limit some of the things I do. Some of these issues include blurry eyes (random times), balance issues (even when sitting down), headaches (possibly migraines), etc. I’ve been feeling stuck in my issues and knew life was not about my issues. At this point, I started praying and worshipping God more than I previously was. I gave it all to Him and I felt peace about what I’ve been experiencing. I am still dealing with the issues, but not facing them with my own strength. At the moment, I am working on everything that I would like to and adapting in any way that I need to.

Finally, I have been around amazing people this past month. I am in multiple bible studies, attending church, and connecting with people in general. I am in community with others and making friends I never thought I would have. I have always felt “different” and never really thought I belonged. It has been refreshing to find and to be around every single person in this season of life. I am so thankful for all of the conversations and moments.

March Growth Areas

Before getting into everything I would like to achieve in March, I would like to reflect on the areas that I need to work on during the month of March. These are simply areas that I lacked and would like to spend time working on. The two areas that need work are exercise and reading.

  1. Exercise
    • Currently, I am going to a weekly kickboxing session. I am not a fan of saying this, but I really found I like punching things. I never in a million years, thought I would have the strength to punch something. I am a very caring and gentle person, apparently with a lot of strength. I really would like to strive to exercise more than once a week to move toward a healthier lifestyle.
  2. Reading
    • Something I absolutely love, but keep giving myself excuses as to why I can’t read. I have eyes that blur randomly and always lean on that excuse. I recently thought of reading and listening to the audio version of the books (pro tip: you can listen to audio books on YouTube!!).

March Goals

  1. Writing
    • Writing has become a way for me to process what is going on in my life as well as a way to get away from all of the issues I face every single day. I would like to write one blog post every single day during the month of March. I am not going to have a specific time for these posts, so they will be sporadic every day.
  2. Exercise
    • As I mentioned above, I do kickboxing once a week. I am striving to live a healthy life. I eat healthy, but my exercise is suffering. To start off, I would like to do 10 minutes of a simple workout consisting of planks, squats, and sit-ups 5 days a week during the month of March.
  3. Reading
    • I also mentioned reading above as something I did not achieve in February. No matter the excuse, I would like to read every single day for 30 minutes. This could be in the form of an audio book, kindle book, or a physical book. I am hoping to finish reading Radical by David Platt and Atomic Habits by James Clear in the month of March.

For reminders about the above topics, I am writing Post It notes and sticking them on my bathroom mirror. My memory is not the greatest and I want to hold myself accountable for the above goals. I look forward to working towards these goals this month.

Do you have any goals for the month of March? If you do, let me know in the comments. I would love to hear what you are trying to achieve during the month of March.

As you just read, I will be writing a blog post every day in March. It might be a challenge on some days as I have certain things in my schedule planned, but I will make it happen. These posts will be about different topics, what’s going on in my life, and more! If you would like to follow me on this journey, don’t forget to subscribe!

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1,2,3…Another Week

Welcome!

Every Friday, I’ll be reviewing and reflecting on the hardest challenge of the week along with two Bible verses and three thoughts. Enjoy!

One Challenge

  1. One of my doctors that I have been seeing for quite some time has left. For me, this is a huge change. He has helped me through the most difficult times in my life during these past four years. There’s a lot of uncertainty from this change as we search for a new doctor who will fit my needs and be able to help.

Two Verses

  1. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
  2. “Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7 NLT

Three Thoughts

  1. Change is the only constant – In life we will experience different obstacles & opportunities in each and every season. There is no getting away from change. Nothing will be the same as it is today. Change is the only thing that essentially stays the same. Change is one of those things that is super hard to be okay with, but when we are able to adapt to new situations, we unlock something incredible.
  2. Need for growth – As humans, we have a desire to thrive. We need to make sure that we are growing in all areas of our lives. I refer to these areas as the seven dimensions of life (spiritual, physical, emotional, occupational, intellectual, environmental, and social). If one of these areas are lacking, there’s bound to be some sort of issue that arises. When we are able to grow in all the different areas, we will see a transformation like never before.
  3. Mindset matters – Ever think to yourself about all the issues occurring in your life? It then goes down a spiral of feeling stuck and having no way out. Recently, I have been thinking about the energy that we use thinking about all of our issues. I turned it around and was like, “well…what would happen if we take our thoughts off of everything going wrong and place them into something we are passionate about?” This website is the culprit of that thought. When things are going wrong within my life, I have found I still have the capability of creating and writing.

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Achieve the Impossible Today

Change of Perspective

Imagine being told the worst possible news or going through something that might cost you your life. Things happen, people get sick, accidents exist. Nothing is guaranteed in life. It is a miracle that you woke up breathing today. There may be chaos happening in your life, but you woke up breathing today. That’s truly incredible and a blessing.

You honestly have no idea when life will end and I don’t know when life will end. I want to show you that it is simply a miracle you are here reading this blog post right this second. It is a miracle that I had a chance to write this blog post. With that being said, I believe we should wake up every day with an attitude of gratitude.

My Perspective

Personally, life has been crazy and I have recently adopted this mindset of achieving the impossible today. My story consists of many times where I simply could have died. There’s been many times when I have wanted to give up. When I say, “lets achieve the impossible today,” I really mean it. The life I am living was not promised and is a gift. I have grown to learn how precious this thing called “life” is. We have one opportunity and I am tired of wasting time.

I will expand on my story in a later blog post, but my story consists of being born with a super rare genetic disease called Alpha Mannosidosis and being in a pretty serious car accident in 2015 that I walked away from. Through the years I have had memory issues, sensory issues, cognitive issues, depression issues, etc… I still deal with issues to this day, but I do my best to do the things in life that will help others. I don’t want my struggles limiting the things I do.

The Reason

Achieve The Impossible Today has come from a mindset that I have created. With that being said, I wanted to create a website that I could use as a space for me to share what’s going on in my life and how I am overcoming any obstacle that tries to stop me. I am determined to live I’ve been called to live.

We all have our own perspectives and how we personally get through challenges. This got me thinking… and the idea of creating a community that shares about difficulties and how every single person has managed to overcome their own difficulties was born. We all have situations and ways of handling them in life…why not share and build each other up? More info to come shortly 🙂

I desire to let others know that they can and will get through whatever challenge they are facing. Life isn’t going to get any easier and I hope to share some knowledge with you. I may not be perfect in the answers I have, but I’ll be sharing how I got through my own challenges.

Come follow me on my journey that I never expected to be on. Life is full of surprises and I am excited to be able to As of right now, I plan on staying consistent with publishing blogs, creating YouTube videos, posting on social media, and connecting with you!

Schedule:

  • Achieve the Impossible Today blog posts every Monday & Friday
  • Uncovering Joy blog posts every Thursday
  • YouTube vlogs every Friday
  • Daily posts on all social media accounts

Thank you for reading! If you have a way that helps to create the best version of yourself every day, let me know in the comments. I would love to hear what you are doing. Let’s work on building a community filled of support and sharing. We are better together. We all go through challenging times and have the opportunity to help each other.

Have a fantastic day! Hope to see you again soon. You are loved and appreciated.

Sarah Forsman
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