It’s been a while since I blogged and since then, there’s been a lot that has happened, some of it, the reason for my non-blogging time. I received my personal trainer’s certification, entered yoga teacher training school, trained and finished my first ever Tough Mudder, and started training real clients. It’s been a heck of a last five months. The whole time, I kept wanting to come back to my blog, but always had some excuse. Thanks to John Saddington , one of my very favorite entrepreneurs who blogs about all the ins and outs of entrepreneur-ing as well as life in general, I was inspired to stop with the excuses and get back in the blog saddle.
Life has been crazy. I have never been one to work more than forty hours. In fact, if I do, it’s something so rare and awesome in my mind that I have to tell someone about it. I like my free time. But these past five months, I’ve been working my full time job (40 hours), and putting in a good amount of hours on my side job, personal training. Never mind the hours I spend investing in my yoga training, and now here I am deciding to add more to that “work” time with blogging and another project to go with my side job.
That’s the thing though–I called it work, but my side job is not work. It’s my fun. It’s my experiment, my joy to do and I love it! How could that ever be work? There’s something to be said about doing something on your own–creating something that people can benefit from, and then this magical moment when someone gives you money for the thing that is your passion. You mean, I can get paid for this? That is one awesome feeling, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
It’s strange–I’ve been searching for the thing I was supposed to do ever since I was a teenager. And these last few years, that search intensified until last year when I realized fitness was a great passion and my doorway into helping people–the very thing I was wanting to do–help people. And I don’t believe I would have discovered that without blogging. Blogging made me realize I could create something myself. And so here I am getting paid for a service I have been wanting to give, a service I create myself.
I’m coming back to the blogging world to share more about that service, to write about my thoughts and fears about it along the way, and I hope some of my old readers will come back and encourage me as they once did, and I hope some new ones come as well. Either way, I’m back at it! I’m back at creating the written word to go with my new found joy of fitness coaching. I will see you on the webz.