Four numbers. I’ll tell you what they mean at the end...3, 17, 97,000, & 483,000! 👀 .
I spent over 12 years in a career where I knew my position was on the chopping block EVERY SINGLE YEAR as a school counselor. The anxiety I felt over the unknowns was so hard year after year. On some level I think it really impacted my mental health because I was always living waiting for the other shoe to drop. So I feel ACUTELY the fear and stress so many people are feeling right now with their jobs and income. My heart aches for any of you dealing with this.
I’ve definitely had my share of what could have been “bad days” this week but I refuse to call them that. Instead each day has been a WIN!
Life is what I make it — it’s the biproduct of my mindset. Its always in my control cuz I can always come back to this. To my mat. To my workout. To my sanctuary. My community. When I’m feeling sad, angry, scared, uncertain, panicked?? T H I S is the antidote to letting it consume me.
In a time when my list of “what’s not going right” can feel MASSIVE simply due to the reality of whats happening in the world and who it’s turning people into...THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD!
I treasure and have immense gratitude for these moments. For the people who were zooming with me when I did this workout. For these crazy furbabies of mine. For the ability to move my body and FINALLY feel like myself in it again after over a year long health battle (yessss!!) and for this virtual community I get to mentor every day.
So those numbers -
3 • the number of times I shed a tear today over hurtful words // fear
17 • the #
of times I smiled / laughed over messages from people who care & are thankful for the virtual space I’ve created to support them rn
97,000 • the #
of new people my company has been able to support & get started in their “new normal” fitness routines in the last WEEK!
483,000 • the number of health minded people SEEKING SOLUTIONS & HEALTHY ROUTINES just yesterday who worked out w/ me in the US!
And I’m thankful. Thankful I chose a diff path that’s lead me to RIGHT here — in a place to serve / help others (and take care of myself and fam) during the SCARIEST * cont. in comments!