Yesterday was an eye opening, Ah-HA kind of day for me.
As I was reading through my tweets and checking out the different posts of the bloggers I follow, I came across one that made a significant impact on my life. It was a post by @MizFitOnline called Exercise is Not My Passion. As I read the post, it gave me goosebumps.
You see, for as long as I can remember, I have been “into” fitness and healthy nutrition.
It IS my Passion.
If I could live in a gym, I would.
If I could exercise all day/every day, I would.
I read about it, I watch videos about it, I train others how to do it and 99.9% of the time, it comes up in conversations I have with just about ANYONE… from the pastor at my church to the secretary at my kids school.
See, I am a type-A, Gen x, multi-tasking, entrepreneurial, think outside the box kind of girl. It isn’t unusual for me to come up with a new business idea or product I could patent, multiple times a day. It can get a little crazy up here in my head. Thank God I have a supportive husband who listens and brings me back to ground zero.
You see, as a Radiation Therapist (RTT) for the past 13 years, and a crazy fitness freak for my entire life, I have struggled with seeing exactly what God’s plan was for me.
“Maybe I should do this or maybe I should do that” is a VERY common phrase in my vocabulary.
I enjoy being an RTT. It gives me great satisfaction knowing that I am helping others in their fight against cancer.
I also enjoy being a fitness trainer and wellness coach. I continually strive to educate myself, obtain/maintain certifications and motivate others to live a healthy life.
And so, as I read on, MizFitOnline finishes her post by saying,
”My passion is helping people & promoting healthy living.”
Yes, I love fitness and exercise but that is just part of the whole picture!
I have a passion for helping others live a healthier life and be the BEST that they can be!
So, as I move forward, I will combine my career as an RTT and my love of fitness and healthy nutrition. I will follow my TRUE passion, and also what I now understand to be my calling of helping others by motivating, promoting and educating a healthy living lifestyle.
A very BIG thanks and shout out goes to:
@bonnielang for being a new friend that I have found SO much in common with. Good luck to her and her husband as they try to create a much needed webseries to help young cancer survivors. Click here for more info on that project and here for Bonnie Lang Fitness. She always has a LOT of great fitness tips and workouts to share.
Okay 16 year old me…. DON’T slather on Crisco and lay in the HOT August sun on a deck chair over aluminum foil.
It is just plain STUPID and RISKY!
I really look forward to trying some new exercises and eating your delicious recipes.
QUESTION OF THE DAY!
Do you have a dreamjob that combines your passion and career? What is it?