There are so many things I could say about 2020.
I’ve been having to work a lot harder to find the good in the whole year. I know you have too. I struggled through the first six months. I was burnt out. There was so much negativity, everywhere, and a lot of fear regarding what direction my business was going to have to go. I had a lot of support in my corner, which many did not. There was fear, panic, and so many emotions swirling at every turn and just when things looked like they were going to calm down something new kicked us in the teeth. So many things changed so rapidly it was almost impossible to keep up.
But there were some really bright, beautiful moments. During the shutdown, I got a lot done with my house and making it a home with projects I had been putting off for so long because of my work schedule. I spent a lot more time with my children (Lord, the amount of time with my children lol) and was forced to take a hard look at my work schedule when we could open back up. I took actual time off from work, like completely off work. I didn’t touch anything in my business for probably two weeks (0 stars, do not recommend) and let myself feel exactly how I was feeling. There were days when I slept most of the day. There were days I worked out twice (sometimes thrice) and was so productive. There were other days when I beat myself up for being somewhere in between.
I’m not going to lie, it was very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It was hard to create anything, much less content for my business I had no clue when I could go back to. And so many people around me I love were struggling much worse. Again, I had a lot of support in my corner and was able to stay on my feet. My heart fully goes out to those who couldn’t.
And then we got cleared to open up. ELATION!!! I figured we would be slow, that I’d ease back into it. Y’all proved me wrong! All of my regulars were on the schedule and then some. I am very, very blessed in that way. I cannot thank y’all enough for trusting me and my business to continue to support you and your family’s health during these crazy times.
So much happened (you know, you were there) and I’m choosing to use this platform as my statement. So many times I typed out a post like this one and would delete it because the words weren’t right. My heart was heavy and so many people I love were getting hit from multiple directions by multiple situations: my friends in teaching, nursing, the first responder community, and small business community to name a few. Again, you know what I’m talking about, you were there.
I started looking at ways to help, privately. I started doing research and trying to provide as much support as possible. That came in a lot of different ways and I can honestly say that giving during this season is one of the most beautiful things you can do. And yes, that is all I’m going to say about it. That is my statement. Support each other, build each other up, love each other, and be kind.
Having said that I want to share some more positive news with y’all!
It’s been a running joke amongst my friends, family, and clients that I am a workaholic. I don’t know how to take time off, I have no clue what a vacation is, and I don’t know how to sit still. These things are all pretty true.
So I gave myself a break. I took 5 days off. (Stay calm, two travel days and three days of class!) I came back refreshed and with so many ideas of how to provide more support for y’all in the studio and online.
**** In Motion Coaching (Where Movement Meets Total Health) is coming your way and honestly… this may be one of my favorite things yet. This is going to be a huge shift for my little business and for y’all!
And as always, thank you all for your patience as we navigate these stressful times with you. Stay healthy, stay well, and stay kind.