Question: How far down are you on your own “TO DO” List? As a wife and mother of two young, very active children, I often discover that when it comes down to finding time for myself, I am usually at the bottom of the list. This was especially true while I was working full-time. It can be a daunting task to find balance between work and family let alone time to focus on doing something for myself. Working women or women in general are especially challenged to somehow find a balance between all three (work, family, self) without ending up on the verge of a nervous breakdown!
In my case, it was especially challenging because I kind of got a late start on this whole “starting a family” thing. It wasn’t until the age of 35 that I got married and then at age 36 had my first child. So as you can see, based on current medical standards, I was already considered ”high risk” when I had my daughter. Oh, but I’m not finished! Just when I thought that I was done having children, God intervened and we found out that I was pregnant with my son. Ok, so you do the math! I was 36 when I had my daughter and 6 years later we welcomed my son into the world just 5 days after my 43rd birthday! It still amazes me how I was able to make it through all of that at my age. I strongly believe that due to the fact that I have been an athlete pretty much the majority of my life, has made all the difference with my ability to nurture and bring forth a new life at such an advanced age. Which leads me back to the fact of how important taking care of yourself and living a healthy lifestyle can be. After all, you never know what challenges life is going to throw at you! Living a healthy lifestyle to me means that there needs to be a balance between the “spiritual you” and the “physical you.” It is my opinion that if you feed your spirit just as you feed your body this can lead to balanced living.
As I stated earlier, while I was still working, it was often difficult to find that balance no matter how good my intentions were. There just never seemed to be enough hours in the day to get everything done that I felt needed to be done. Because of this, I honestly believe that getting laid off is my golden opportunity to not only fulfill my true purpose but also to re-connect with my family and most of all to re-focus and improve my personal relationship with God. Therefore, I have had to take a good long look at both relationships (God & family), to see what I needed to work on. In doing so, what I realized is that I was allowing the wrong things to take precedence in my life.
Wife and mother of two, pursuing my life purpose after getting laid off! Read more on my About Me page.
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