The summer is in full swing and I am happy to report, that this is the summer I have been seeking all along!
In previous years, I worked away from the home and my kids were overscheduled and cared for by others. I was utterly exhausted from organizing and planning and I wasn’t even there.
In my mind, I was desperately seeking what I thought was a work-life balance, however, in recent months and thanks to the wisdom of my life coach, Aviva Brill, I have learned that the only true obtainable thing is a ‘healthy wobble’, and by gosh I have achieved just that!
Aviva taught me that when we maintain a healthy wobble, we are able to navigate the endless challenges and enormous responsibility, all while still standing on the circus ball, and juggling without dropping any balls or falling off.
I have achieved a healthy wobble!
For perspective, twenty years ago I entered the workforce and thirteen years ago I became a mom. As I grew into the role, I started to sense the complete and total collapse of any wobble.
I’m not sure one ever existed.
It seemed odd that the demands as a mother and a woman grew exponentially, but the expectations to continue to carry the massive load never adjusted with the weight of the world I was carrying on my back.
Something had to give and that something was me.
Jan. 1, 2020, was the official start of my career 2.0.
Gone were the 10-hour commutes, short fuses, and complete and total disregard for my health and well-being, and although it has taken a little longer than expected to reestablish homeostasis, (no thanks to Covid) my goal of a more balanced, I mean healthy wobble has been achieved.
Only in my dreams did I think I and my kids would be able to visit the local farmers market every Thursday for some breakfast and provisions.
Who knew little things like having the ability to sweep the floor in between meetings and carpools could be so invigorating?
Just writing those words makes me swoon!
Never in 1-million years did I think it could be this good.
I was on my yoga mat recently. That is the very place I practice inner peace, and hone strength and balance and suddenly I became overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude.
It had been my 4th consecutive class, and at a time that wasn’t so early, I was driving in the dark to get there.
This was another reminder that I have achieved the wobble I had been seeking along! I was no longer skipping sleep for exercise or skipping exercise at all.
To me, I had made it. I had accomplished my greatest achievement, inner fucking peace aka the healthy wobble.
So many prioritize wealth and the next big achievement, and sure, those things are important to me.
But ultimately, I want to be present for my kids, take care of my family, and generate an income using my creative brain all while having the time and bandwidth to also take care of myself in the process.
This summer is the first time my job didn’t control me and my whereabouts, and well-being or lack thereof, and in return, my kids and husband get the best version of me.
I am living proof you can succeed in life with a sense of peace, strength, and balance.
I guess this is a full-circle moment, and you are the lucky recipient of my unbounded joy.
They say, “you don’t know what you have until you have lost it”, but I am fairly confident you don’t know what you have until you truly find it and sweet baby Jesus, it has been found!
Thank you for joining me on this journey.
It is a true gift I get to share with you and appreciate your readership.
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