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Monday, June 5, 2017

Fear Less

This past weekend we got together and celebrated one of the girls on my team, Melissa, hitting a major goal in her personal health/fitness journey.  She ran her first half marathon!

Honestly, I was reflecting on the way home about the little pool party and these women that I'm blessed to call friends and it was just so nice to have something like this in my life.  I don't know about you, but I spent a good portion of my early adult life trying to fit in.  Surprise, surprise, it didn't work.  But - NOW - it's not about fitting in; I belong here.

I won't lie...leaving my kids for even just a few hours to go hang out with other people is something that makes me uncomfortable and anxious.  I just don't get enough time with them, ya know?!  But, the anxiety I felt about this particular party was excitement, not dread; big difference.

The introvert in me has struggled with that for a long time.

It's hard to imagine that if I hadn't started my own business {almost} 3 years ago, I wouldn't even know some of these women.  I wouldn't have been at this little party.  I wouldn't have this place that I belong.  I might still be struggling trying to fit in.

I can't recap the weekend without sharing that our community was rocked last week with the loss of a student in a car accident.  A 17 year old HS junior was killed in a wreck and it instantly hit me.  As a mom, I cannot imagine losing my child.  Seventeen years just isn't enough.  But, then I started to think about all of the things in his life he won't get to experience; all the firsts that have been taken from him entirely too soon.

Events like that have always hit me hard, but this one really hit home.  It definitely makes me want to give my fears to God and just truly live and experience every moment.  I want to say no less and experience more.  I want to love hard and grow every day.  I don't want to have anything left to give at the end of this life; I want to leave it all out on the field.

As we celebrated my sweet friend, I couldn't help but feel overjoyed by this amazing group of women that I belong to and the awesome life we are creating for ourselves + our families.


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