My life did not turn out the way that I planned.
Ha! As if I could have planned any of it anyways.
Let's restart by saying my life did not turn out the way I thought it would. And I'm 100% okay with that.
I was thinking about this last week as I was driving to the gym to coach the kids' class. Me...coaching a kids class. Who would have thought?
My big "plan" was to be a career investigator for the government. Married by 26 with two kids by 30. I mean...perfect, right?!
I don't know what I was thinking!!
Let's just say by 30, marriage wasn't even remotely on the table. And babies? Nope! Just my god kids. And I was unhappy and felt lost. My confidence was pretty much at its lowest point ever.
I thought I was a failure for not following my plan perfectly. Yes, a failure.
But here's the thing that took me entirely too long to realize. My plan was a joke. God already had my whole life planned out. And all I was doing was fighting Him, every step of the way.
Because here I am, 5 years later. 5 short years. I'm married to the love of my life. I have 3 beautiful children (don't be alarmed...I didn't pop them out, one after the other. They are blessings from Scott's previous marriages). I no longer work for the government, thankfully. I am a business owner and a crossfit coach, doing two of the things I am most passionate about!
I absolutely love my life. But I certainly didn't envision it looking the way it does. And I certainly didn't think I would take the path I took to get here.
I'll be the first to tell you though, I am so happy for the journey I was on, the trials and tribulations I went through, because it has led me to a beautiful life. Full of love and happiness and confidence.
I have finally grown into exactly who I am meant to be. I have found my passion and drive and determination and couldn't imagine doing anything other than what I'm doing.
It's freeing to let go of others' opinions and to live my life exactly as I want to, instead of how I thought I was "supposed" to.
I've been on a journey, that's for sure. But I am blessed and I love it. And I'm so excited to see what my life will look like over the next year!
Have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,