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Who is your Gnat??

The summer is upon us and you know what that means.

Well, sure. It could mean many things.

But for me, it means that gnats will be in the air. Buzzing around my head. Irritating me.

I am sure you are familiar with gnats. They are small two winged flies that resemble mosquito. Let's not even get started with mosquitos. 🙎

As for gnats, they seem to appear out of nowhere. They are always there when you are trying to enjoy the sunshine.

This is sometimes what we experience when we have overbearing individuals in our lives. Usually parents or loved ones. Maybe a supervisor. Sometimes, this can be your accountability partner.


Please don't tell me I am the only person with an overbearing individual in my life? You know the one....

The person who consistently asks you about your day.
The person who constantly ask you about your goals.
The person who continuously shares opportunities with you.
The person who consciously checks with you about your follow through.

The overbearing person is usually someone who does not seem to let up. Just let a gnat. 😆

Well, I tend to be that overbearing person.

That's right! Can you believe it? Me, overbearing?? No way!!!

Well, if you ask my daughter, any of my daughters, and maybe even my husband, that is exactly what they will tell you.

So what!!! They can call me what they want.


Last year, I encouraged...okay, yes, I threatened...my oldest daughter to apply to attend a specific one-week residential summer camp. I knew it would be a good experience. Nope, I had never been there. But, yes, I knew it would be amazing.

After a few grumbles, the application was submitted. The acceptance letter arrived. Orientation and drop-off went well. Pick up day was upon us.

The very first thing she said to me was, "I will be back next summer!"

I just smiled and went along my way.

Sure, I was overjoyed that she was excited about the opportunity this gnat forced her into. But I was curious about how serious she was about her statement.

To my surprise, I received an email today stating that she has been accepted into the same one-week residential summer camp for 2018.

WhooHoo!!!

Just to clarify, I did not threaten her this year. I did not research the camp information. I did not send her the link. I did not remind her.

You see, sometimes you need a gnat to move you out of your comfort zone. To force you to swat away the doubt and fear that causes you to remain stagnant. To encourage you to look for other options.

Gnats can be great accountability. 

Click here if you could benefit from having a gnat in your corner to push you to your next level. 

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