I feel like a whole new woman.
If you havn’t heard, I was lucky enough to have my in-laws take the girls on their annual Myrtle Beach vacation, while I stayed home and worked.
I know that sounds crazy. Lucky? Yes, lucky. Lucky because I’ve had so much on my mind, things I’ve wanted to do, but admittedly I’ve been distracted.
It’s not the first time this has happened in life. There have been the times I was distracted by boys in junior high school, the daydreams of traveling while serving customers at the local yogurt shop, living the dream while working on cruise ships but forgetting about home, a whole year of wedding planning back in 2008, and every move I've ever made.
Not exercise moves. I've actually moved homes every 2-3 years of my adult life. Now that's what I call CRAZY!
This time the culprit has been motherhood. My greatest challenge yet. All for a good cause, of course, with two loving, amazing kids by my side to show for it. But a distraction from my inner self.
So much so that sometimes my brain has felt completely scattered, with the inability to finish even the smallest of tasks.
Needless to say, whether you’re in a new relationship, you have a new job/overwhelmed by your current one or your name is now Mommy…
It’s important to still feel connected to yourself.
And although motherhood has given me great joy and has introduced me to a new part of myself, I still ❤️ the career I’ve been in for nearly 25 years and have dreams for it's future.
I’ve learned the hard way that it’s impossible to just turn that piece of YOURSELF off, without it nagging at you in the background. It can sometimes cause stress, disappointment and frustration with others, even though they have NO IDEA what’s going on in your mind and in your heart.
So about six weeks ago I just started to talk it out.
Not in my own brain, but to almost everyone I knew.
And the more I talked about the visions I had & what I wanted to do, their support and just their listening ear made it seem that much more possible...
And it started to become, no longer just a dream, but a reality.
Maybe this is too heavy of a topic for summertime, as you know I think summer should be all about fun. But before we know it, the kids will be back to school, the Fall season will be upon us and I’m realizing the conversations need to start happening now for us to take action in the short days ahead.
So here I am asking...
Is there something you’ve been wanting to do, something nagging at you, something that you think is a devil on your shoulder but is really this bright light that completes you and would make you feel ALIVE?
Inquiring minds want to know 😃 Click reply, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a post on the JBird Facebook Community page HERE.
Dreams take on a whole new meaning when shared. So thanks you for listening to mine. I would LOVE to help YOU make your dreams come true too!
Let's make the endless possibilities in front of us become a reality.
P.S. The "Badass Woman" reference, in my subject, was inspired by Meghan Trainor's new song. It's on my August playlist. Click HERE to listen.
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Pssst...think traditional spaces, like dance studios & such but don't be afraid to think out of the box too. A clothing store, hair salon, food establishment, a farm, country club, do you have a connection at the local library, parks department or a museum or even in your own backyard, they are all possibilities and you know I'm always looking for a FUN way to do things 😜
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