Since it’s Friday, I thought it would be fitting to end the week with some inspiration – some food for thought as we head into the weekend. I’m honored to have Laura from Mommy Run Fast over today. Laura is an incredible wife, mom, runner and friend. She’s here today to share her thoughts on dreaming big.
Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be at Love, Life, Surf today. Thank you, Christine, for the invitation!
As Christine is off at her yoga teacher training, I thought it would be fun to talk about fulfilling dream. When was the last time you made an adult “What I want to be when I grow up list?” Is it something you think about?
I’m amazed at how many discussions I’ve had with friends and colleagues wondering what we want to do when we grow up, even in the midst of careers we’ve chosen and enjoy.
For better or worse, our generation has more fluidity than those before us. We know that we can completely change our career if we want to.
I am all for big dreams!
Christine has shared that her dreams scare her. Mine do, too!
I made a big switch in the past few years. I loved my job as the Director of a non-profit but we moved to another state and I decided to stay home with my daughter, sorting out what I might want to do career wise. I knew I wanted to merge my passions and include health and fitness in some way.
I love nutrition. And I love running and spin classes. So I started by becoming a spin instructor. And then went through Integrative Nutrition to start my practice as a health coach. And somewhere in there added a running coach certification as well. I kept blogging. I pieced together my passions to make meaningful work and it is exactly where I want to be.
One of the biggest lessons for me throughout this process was to choose contentment in the moment. As excited as I was about the end result, I would miss an entire year of my life if I didn’t slow down to look around me and choose joy in the moment.
I still have big dreams… write a book? Open a wellness center with other holistic care providers? Start a non-profit to assist in the country’s obesity crisis? New running PRs?
I was reminded recently that we have a lifetime to fulfill our big dreams. It’s important to think about where we want to go, but to also pace ourselves to fulfill them and enjoy today as much as possible.
I’m so excited for Christine as she fulfills this piece of her big dream!
Do you have big dreams? Do you have a time table to go after them? Do you remind yourself to also choose contentment now?