Work / life balance or integration ?
I often get msgs saying “ your so lucky to be able to travel or work from home or take a day off with your son “ . Lucky ? Nope - grateful YES . Sorry but I don’t beleive in luck - we create our own paths & work damn hard to get there. Including You - yes give yourself some credit !
But what we all forget when we scroll someone’s social media is the years and years before getting to this point of living the life we have created. That’s why comparison is the theft of joy - my IG pics don’t tell my story of how I got here. The hard work , pain, self doubt and failures along the way.
Rewind ten years ago I was working at a retail store by day , studying my pt course 3 nights a week,then 3 nights a week working as a promo girl for an alcohol company in night clubs from 10pm - 2 am every Fri, sat and Sunday night and I was also assisting Steve and Levi & learning how to be a group instructor which most sessions started at 5 am every morning. I had no freedom, lifestyle or spare time , I couldn’t afford holidays BUT I knew the life and lifestyle I wanted , I knew this isn’t how I wanted things to be forever but to get the life I want which was all about contributing to the world, living my passion and the freedom and lifestyle to work when I want, where I want, however I wanted was my end goal.
I’m not saying any of this to brag and no I can’t be in Bali every month BUT I now have created a working life where I can enjoy the freedom & adventure of being able to take my work on a laptop and travel which is so Awsome. Don’t get me wrong I’m relaxing here too but I’m so grateful I can do both 👌🏼 If there is something your not happy with , don’t get stuck in the mindset “ that’s just how it is for me “ - that’s BS. Things can change & no it’s not easy ,& won’t happen over night but each & every day you have a choice of what you spend your time doing and what you do consistently will contribute to your end result. So set those goals, take action, don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not possible , work hard and try to Apprciate the small wins along the way! 👙 @vdmthelabel / @tahliaskaines