There are these moments in life where things change. Sometimes forever and sometimes it’s just temporary. But change occurs because of a transition on our path in life.
Marriage, birth of a child, death of a relative, terminated from your job; all events that lead to a transition.
In the last 3 years I’ve experienced a hella lot of transitions. I was married, left my career in education, took a role in the fitness industry, and birthed a beautiful baby girl who made me a mom.
Sometimes transitions happen to you and other times you decide that it’s time for a transition.
I’ve spent almost 3 years working in the fitness industry. I’ve devoted countless hours to growing a gym that I love dearly. We even decided to branch off our boot camp program and take over the state. The growth had been incredibly, the journey trying, and the outcome rewarding.
7 months (and change) ago, I gave birth to a beautiful human being. She babbles, loves water, and knows who I am. I am her mother.
Many a day goes by though where I see her for just an hour or so in the morning. 2-3 times a week I find myself only seeing her once in a 24 hour time period, missing bath and bedtime completely because of my work schedule and my commitment to that job.
Missing these small moments has brought me to tears. These are moments that I won’t get again and I’m saddened greatly that I’m missing them.
With that being said, I’ve decided it’s time for a transition. For myself, my daughter, and my family.
I will be taking a much smaller role at Iron Legion going forward for the indefinite future. While the gym and the job hold my heart and I live for the hustle, in THIS moment, I need to take a step back.
Yes, you will still see me at the gym, probably every day. I hope to WOD with some of my favorites in class and coach bootcamp during the week.
Yes, this decision may come as a shock to many of you but it has been something I’ve thought deeply over. It is not a rash decision.
Yes, it may seem to some of you like I’m giving up on my goals and dreams in the fitness industry. But know this; I’m not giving up. I’m taking a break. Taking a minute, or two, or a few years to spend time with my kid, have designated vacations, weekends off, and an opportunity to refuel my fire.
In time, I plan to return to the fitness industry. But for right now, I will spend more time with Molly, my husband, and myself.
I appreciate your support, kind words, and affirmation in the coming weeks as we tackle this transition together.
And, always remember, just because it isn’t happening right now, doesn’t mean it isn’t going to happen later. There is a time and a place for everything and THIS MOMENT is dedicated to Molly.