“Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone’s bound to get burned. Just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die, you gotta get up and try, try, try” — Pink

As I sit here, I’m thinking about what I should throw out there. What should I write about that will invoke thought, emotion and also show people that I’m real, and that I deal with real emotion, feelings and situations everyday. This past weekend, I played Pink’s song “Try” on repeat because I can’t help but love the words and the passion that comes through that song. I don’t know about you, but I find that music plays a pivotal part in how I’m feeling, and it even helps to put things into perspective for me at times. It can motivate me, make me happy, sad or bring old memories to the surface again.

Looking at my past and knowing what I know now, would I go down the same path? My answer is absolutely yes! Relating it back to the song: knowing that there was a “flame“ and I did get “burned,” I now realize that at least I put myself out there and experienced feelings that at the time were the best thing ever. I didn’t die when relationships ended, or fall apart or when something didn’t work out my way. I got up, moved on, and tried again. Because that’s what life is all about!

People come and go, situations change, but I truly believe that God would not put anything in front of us that we couldn’t handle. Life doesn’t provide guarantees; it provides possibilities and opportunities for those who dare to try.
Lately, I have been saying YES a lot and then just figuring it out later. Between my event, the Felicia Romero Pro classic, my school health initiative I am beginning, projects and putting my energy into my clients….at times I am left at the end of the night exhausted. I always speak of balance. Something I struggle with. I have managed to find balance with food and my body, now I must work on finding balance with my personal time and relationships

After speaking with some close friends this weekend, I realized that I don’t want to be confined by the walls I build myself. I want to experience love, new adventures, and not be afraid to be vulnerable. I want to try without fear of failing in anything I do, whether it is personal or career. Sometimes those flames, big or small, are the sparks we need to live past our comfort zone. Change—one of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s love, loss, anger, guilt etc.. Change is never easy, you fight to hold on and you fight to let go. This year took some unexpected twists and turns, and there were times I felt like I was at my breaking point. But guess what? I am still here… breathing, living, and expressing my thoughts in this blog.

Thank you so much for reading!

Felicia Romero