These Ladies and This DAY!!!
I walked into the gym with the expectation of seeing the globetrotter on the left. There was a hooded figure sitting in the bottom of a squat nearby. I thought they were just chatting it up…then I realized: SHORTMOM!
It was so amazing to have them both in class at my gym!
It was one of those banner classes that some of the lead coaches took. I got to introduce them to my friends and was delighted by the conversations that ensued. One thing Shortmom said truly caught me by surprise, “I started CrossFit because of Bitches!’ blog.” WHAT? She continued to tell me that yes, because of my blog, my general badassary and commitment, she started CrossFit. I know it’s hard to believe, but I was profoundly speechless. I had no idea that this was the case.
Lately, I’ve been having the never ending debate of “What the hell am I doing with my life.” I’ve been contemplating returning to Corporate America, where I don’t have to actually “do” anything. I can be miserable and collect a check. As a plus, I wouldn’t have to worry about how I’m going to pay my rent or whether anyone values what I do, I know they don’t. Yes, it’s that dramatic and soul crushing for me. I’m so committed to making a difference and I’ve been doubting that I have or that my dreams will become reality, so why suffer financially?
This visit validated things for me. Over lunch we discussed my kids’ programs and that what I’m doing is so important. I know it is, but I guess a part of me still defines success by the accumulation of the almighty dollar. Almighty pshaw, I don’t even have a dollar some days, but I digress.
So where am I going with this? Life is sometimes hard. There is always something that is going to drag us down or distract our focus. We need to do our best to not be at the source of it. Stay committed, keep your nose to the grind stone and when you are in doubt, phone a friend. Someone somewhere has had experiences that can guide you through what is your seemingly dark tunnel or someone somewhere else knows the importance of the work you do and will tell you!
On the flip side, be that person for someone. We are all doing the best that we can in life. You cannot receive with a closed hand, so give. Fear and faith are at constant odds, so have faith.
oh…and Be Brave!
Oh yeah, that’s Chaz…he was our awesome coach and said, “Don’t you need a coach’s photo?” So there you have it.