8 months into this new life chapter of parenting and I have found pieces of myself that I didn’t know existed. Most days I find that I have unlimited patience, a knack for distracting a busy baby, and sometimes I cook a surprisingly good meal. The concept of life balance has really come to light as my household juggles a crawling baby, resident life schedule, college classes, and keeping a healthy relationship between all parties. Your belief system around your priorities completely shift once you have children, but a small voice in the back of your heart reminds you not to lose yourself in the mix.
Our family is tuning out this next week to enjoy some quality rest and recovery. We plan on recharging our batteries, and to work on a schedule for the next 3 months until our next vacation. What are our goals for those 3 months? What do we need to do to achieve them? How can we support each other to meet our goals? Wash, Rinse and Repeat.
As we head into the off-season for most of my readers, I want to take some time to recognize a change within my life and to reflect on the space that I see this community fulfilling for me and for you. One of the hardest things to figure out when becoming a mom, and then a stay at home mom, is how to be the best mom, wife, and partner you can be without losing yourself. Before motherhood I would identify myself as an athlete, and since motherhood I have lost that identity. My goals must be more realistic now that there is an adorable small human filling up my time but I plan on taking the next 3-6 months to better understand how to lead a healthy and active life while balancing the rest of it. Not only is this for myself, but it is for all women out there trying to juggle – and to teach my daughter that above all you are the sole provider of your happiness.
In the middle of November I will be teaming up with Carmichael Training Systems to break down those walls for the do-everything-woman. How do we be the best at everything? How do we fit in excercise around work, kids playdates, family budgets, grocery shopping, or late night homework assignments? The first step will be identifying some reasonable goals to work towards. Hopefully at the end of this next week from being unplugged I will come back with that list of tentative goals to share with you, and my coach.
Turning it over to you
What are your life-balance goals? How do you find the balance? How has your life changed in order to find that balance?