A Facebook memory from 4 years ago came up on my feed this past week. It was a picture of Pete and myself on vacation in the Dominican Republic. It’s a great picture however that vacation seems so long ago. So much has changed in our lives in the last 4 years.
Some of the changes that come to mind include living and coping with a global pandemic, I moved my fitness business online, two sons married, one son divorced, a grandson was born, my mother in-law passed away, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Pete was diagnosed with Prostate cancer and we sold our home of 28 years and moved to a new home in a new community.
Wow! No wonder our Dominican holiday seems so long ago. We’ve experienced a lot of change and transition in a very short period of time.
Despite all the changes, I’m optimistic and excited about the future. I love my new home. I’ve been enjoying creating a space that’s comfortable and welcoming for our family and guests.
I’m looking forward to getting involved in the local community and making new friends. Pete and I plan on joining the local Curling club and I want to join the Chamber of Commerce.
I’m getting ready to open my home-based personal training studio again however this time around, I’ve decided I’m not making it a full-time commitment. I love working with my clients however, I’m setting firm boundaries that will allow me to create a work/life balance that gives me more time to pursue hobbies and time with family and friends.
I’m also trying to slow down. In the past, I’ve always had “many irons in the fire”. I just don’t have the energy or desire to be that “busy” anymore.
I want to see how this year goes settling into our new home, new community and new routines. I also want to be available for Pete. He’s always been my rock, my CEO and the one who takes care of me. Now it’s time for me to take care of him as he deals with his health.
Life is short. That Facebook memory confirmed that statement. It’s now time to live my best life and enjoy every moment given to me.