HEY, Readers! You know, I read somewhere that bloggers shouldn’t apologize for their lack of posting. Apparently, nobody cares. Well, I do. I feel terrible about my lack of attention to this blog. I’m not a parent (yet…) but in a lot of ways, I feel like Beets Per Minute is my baby and lately I’ve been a seriously neglectful parent.
So, LOTS has been going on in my world! My husband, Luke, ran his first half-marathon ever this past Sunday by participating in the Great Scottish Run. He did a TERRIFIC job finishing at 1 hr 53 minutes. I’m so very proud of him and love that he raised over £400 for Cancer Research UK in honor of my late father. The run was an amazing event with over 30,000 people participating including Neil from Neil’s Healthy Meals, who ran in the 10k beforehand! I met up with Neil, his wife, Lynne, and their friend, Catherine (who was fun to meet as I read all about her on his blog)! Catherine was there supporting her husband, Liam (also a star on Neil’s blog!) as he also completed the half-marathon in the group just behind Luke’s!
Yeah, okay, so the Great Scottish Run was ONE day, but there are other things going on….
I am starting a group fitness class called Bridal Boot Camp Glasgow on October 26th, here in Glasgow. I’m terrified and excited. I have officially bitten all of my nails down to the skin (TMI, but seriously, can anyone else relate?) and annoyed most of the people who actually have to see me in real life with my incessant chat about my anxiety.
I’m also starting to integrate my in-person clients into my online personal training business. I’ve come to find, contrary to what I’d like to believe, I can’t be in two places at the same time. So, in an attempt to keep building my business, I am going to start offering online personal training as well. I will talk more about this in the weeks to come. I did mention I’m terrified and excited, right?
Mostly because I have no fingernails left to chew on. :/
Are you living life with passion?
A couple of weeks ago, as I was
slacking scrolling my Instagram feed, I came across the following quote:
As I’ve gone through life, I’ve found that your chances for happiness are increased if you wind up doing something that is a reflection of what you loved most when you were somewhere between nine and eleven years old.
A reflection of what you loved most when you were somewhere between nine and eleven years old.
This is interesting.
When I was between the ages of nine and eleven, I loved skiing, gymnastics, dancing classes and creative writing.
Now, I can hardly do a round-off triple back handspring on my lawn any longer. Mostly because I don’t have a lawn, but also because I am pretty sure I’d break my neck if I tried.
However, I’ve loved becoming a trainer — working to help people get healthy — and blogging has refreshed my love of writing.
I am doing what I loved the most between the ages of nine and eleven and it has definitely increased my level of happiness.
Am I lucky? Yes. However, not in the way you think. I’m still struggling financially and what they say is true that you “have to spend money to make money”. However, finances and nail-biting aside, I wake up every day with the sense of purpose and passion that was missing for nearly decades of my life.
What if you could “timehop” back to a point when you were completely passionate about something? What would you discover about yourself right now? Would you say that you do something in your life right now that reflects those interests recreationally and/or professionally?
Whether it’s professionally or recreationally, is there something that used to bring you joy and comfort that you have lost along the way?
Perhaps, it wasn’t when you were aged nine to eleven, however, there must have been a time when the complications of adulthood and greater responsibilities were not your primary concern and something put a genuine smile on your face.
Do me a favor. If your life feels uninspired or unhappy right now, think about what you were passionate about at a young age and find a way to incorporate more of that into your life right now.
Even if it’s coloring or building a Lego village.
Increase your level of happiness. You’re worth it.
If you had to base your livelihood on a time when you were full of passion, what would you be doing right now? Are you doing this already?
****************I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud*******************