I want to tell you a little something.

I’m not living the life I always thought I would be living.

Nope, not at all.

When I was a little girl, I was as girly as they come. I loved pink and ruffles and tea parties. And I loved princesses. I wanted to be one. Everything I did had to do with me wanting to be a princess.

And you know what else? I also wanted to grow up to be a wife and a mom of a beautiful baby girl.

This is not how things turned out for me.

Nope – I have two boys.

Not only do I have two boys, but I have two boys who ride motocross.

Now motocross is pretty much the opposite of how I thought my life would be. It’s smelly and loud, and quite frankly, kind of obnoxious. Not to mention the fact that I am always sitting on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, hoping my precious boys don’t injure themselves.

But, it’s their passion. And I love them.

And, I love my life.

Yep, it’s not the life I planned. I never envisioned myself spending days in dirty, stinky stadiums and tracks watching my boys perform dangerous stunts, but now that I’m here, I wouldn’t change it for the world. My boys are my priority, and helping them live their dreams is such an important part of my life, and such an important part of who I am. I couldn’t see it any other way.

And I have other parts of my life that I didn’t expect too. I’m at the top of my business, working hard every day to empower myself and other people. Is that how I thought things would pan out? No, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

When I started to realize that things weren’t going the way I had planned, it was hard at first. I loved my life, but why wasn’t it what I had envisioned for myself? Did I go astray? Did I settle?

I had to realize that when I am taking care of myself and taking care of the people I love, I live a happy and balanced life. It doesn’t matter if my life matches that five year plan I had, or if it’s something completely different. What matters is that I’m happy and that I’m healthy.

So I want to encourage you today. Do you feel lost? Do you feel off track, like you aren’t living the life you thought you would be living? Well, that’s okay.

It doesn’t matter if your life looks exactly like what you thought it would. What really matters is whether you are living authentically, boldly, and fiercely. What matters is whether you are connecting with yourself and others. What matters is that you are living a good life, even if it isn’t the one that you had planned out for yourself.

If you feel like your life is taking you in a different direction than you planned, you aren’t alone. There’s nothing wrong with that. I just want to make sure that whatever path you take, you’re happy.

Stay focused on living a life that is full and beautiful, and then you’ll be where you need to be.