I’m sure you’ve heard it as many times as I have . . . “Life is a journey, not a destination.” I don’t think I’ve ever felt this to be more true in my life.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m 34 weeks pregnant with my second child, my son is three years old, and my husband and I are about to celebrate 10 years of marriage. Needless to say, I’ve been spending a lot of time, lately, reflecting on my past, analyzing the present, and anticipating our future. What I’ve realized, more than anything, is that my priorities, hopes and dreams are changing and evolving each and every day. To say the least, my job, my goals, and my life . . . have moved Beyond Fitness.
When I lived in New York City, my life was all about me and what I wanted . . . and my husband . . . but honestly, still mostly about me. In 2010, we decided to become parents and moved to Santa Monica, California, and my life took on new meaning. I had not anticipated how much I would love being a parent. Yet while I have fallen in love with my son and enjoy every moment I spend with him, I know that I cannot truly be happy if I don’t pursue the things that mean the most to me. Thus, I now struggle with an entirely new challenge . . . how to balance WHAT I love with WHO I love.
I feel like the past three years have been a process of trial and error, as I try to find the best way to find this balance. And right when I think I have it figured out, we decide to spice things up and add another member to our family. I’m nervous and excited, as I begin another chapter in my life and work on finding this balance in a new way. I’m hoping that by relaying my stories, lessons, and thoughts from what I’ve learned in the past, what I’m dealing with in the present, and what I question for the future, I can discover and share the best ways to balance WHAT You Love with WHO You Love.