It’s ME Monday! The topic that’s been on my mind lately is how I’ve always lived an over-involved life. From the time I was in Kindergarten, and talk of baton lessons started swirling around the classroom, I’ve been going nonstop. As a child, I did:
- 10 years of baton
- 10 years of ballet
- 8 years of tap
- 8 years of jazz
- 4 years of piano
- 6 years of off and on gymnastics/acro-tumbling
- 10 years of *gulp* *yikes* pageants
This was all before high school started and I joined every extracurricular available plus ran on the track and cross country teams and did cheerleading (football, basketball and competition).
I didn’t slow down in college. In fact, while I got good grades, I am sure I spent more time on exercise and extra curricular activities (clubs, religious gatherings, athletic functions) than I spent on school work.
After college I moved to Seattle to be with my now-husband and eventually got myself involved to the point of being busy 4:30am-7pm almost every day.
I love being busy and am happy to have so many experiences. In fact, this life prepared me a lot for motherhood! I often wonder how I birthed such an active child, who already wants to be involved in so many classes and activities. Then I take a look back at my own life. Oh, yes, I get it now.
What about you? Do you squeeze as much as you can into each day or do you prefer to live a little more relaxed? How does it relate to your running or your family life?