I Could Never Do A Front Flip

…or a back flip.
I was never good at gymnastics. Strength and endurance, definitely. Dancing, sure. Somersaults, I  could do a good one. But then my teachers introduced me to front flips–heck no.

It’s not that I was physically incapable to do a flip, I could. I just knew it wasn’t for me, and I had so many other things I wanted to do that meant I wouldn’t scare myself every single practice on that mat. So I quit. I went on to other things I knew I loved and looked forward to, because they felt natural. And so the fine line between life and balance began.

Ever think there’s never enough time in the day? Ever feel like your stuck and there’s no time for you? I do. It’s hard. Getting older means I have more roles to add to my life and then my personal goals could easily be pushed under the rug.

So what I’ve done is create my top priority list, the things that matter most. Here they are, if you want to know:

1. Take care of the family
2. Take care of my job(s)
3. Take care of me, because that also makes me happy, whether that means, faith, writing, goals, whatever I need to do to fill my heart.

There’s only so much time in the day and I have so many roles from a mother, a career person, a wife and friend. There’s not much time to achieve dreams. Maybe it’s a 5 minute mental brainstorm sessions. Maybe it’s writing down a few thoughts on a post it note. In the end, as long as you do a little something everyday that’s good for your dreams and your soul, well that’s something incredible.

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on August 25, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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