It’s been a year since I gave up really good for great.
I still remember the emotions that came with the decision and I hope I always will. The long nights and early mornings. The constant hustle. Being so proud that we did it! That we actually made this happen. The ‘Oh crap, what am I doing’ thoughts. The lump in my throat. The sweaty palms and crazy heart beat all day. Walking to the parking lot knowing this was it.
This past year hasn’t been easy. Business goals were missed and figuring out a new schedule was hard. But, AHHHHMAZING things have happened in between.
Like picking up my kids from school.
Getting homework done early and being able to sit down with them and really help them. Not the let’s do homework while I cook supper and before we have a soccer game help.
Coached all of Emme’s teams.
Went to Jamaica and the Bahamas with Ben.
Stood in front of 25,000 while our team was recognized in Nashville.
Took vacations on a whim. Like in the middle of the week, whim!!
Merged teams with one of my most amazing girlfriends and business partners, Lindsay.
Helped coaches on our team rank advance, step outside their comfort zones and grow as people.
Went swimming with the kids on a Wednesday.
Made it to my first Field Trip.
Helped people get off blood pressure and cholesterol medication.
Had lunch with friends.
Took care of my nephew when he was sick.
Had friends who were told they couldn’t get pregnant, get pregnant because they became healthy!!
Sat on the back porch more often with Ben.
Went on Pokemon hunts with the kids.
Donated to more causes. Both financially and with my time.
Saw the good in situations that used to stress me out.
Helped others learn how to cook healthier.
Painted the hallway.
Painted trim. And more trim. And more trim.
Cleaned out flowerbeds.
Went on bike rides.
Maxed out my Roth.
Was a more present wife and mom.
The decision wasn’t easy. The big ones. The life changing ones, never are. But I’m so glad I said yes.
Thank you all for your support, for trusting me with your health, your goals, your dreams and your fears. It’s something I do not take lightly and look forward to doing for many many years to come. #oneyeardown