We are not breaking, we are not broken, we are unfolding.
When news first broke about this virus, as a business owner of a fitness studio, I will admit I was scared. Honestly, “scared” is not the right word, I was downright terrified.
I thought to myself, “How could a virus wipe out a business I had put my blood, sweat, and tears into for the past 14 years?” I never imagined I would have to shut the studio down, let alone worry about closing the doors forever. I thought to myself, “two weeks, no problem we got this (in true Inner Fit spirit),” but then the reality set in that two weeks was a blip into the reality of this.
I don’t know about you, but the last few days have been sobering. Today as I taught my online classes, my heart felt so heavy. I simply missed my Inner Fit community today. Don’t get me wrong, I am having a blast doing the online fitness classes we created with the AMAZING Inner Fit community, but tonight I missed their hugs, the laughter and smiles, the late-night conversations after class, the in-person energy and fun, and I even miss their cursing (you know who you are).
It is hard because we just want things to go back to the way there were before we took it all for granted which may or may not have lead to an epic cry in my truck. You know the kind of cry where you turn the windshield wipers on thinking it is raining, but nope, it’s just your tears causing the blurred vision. But don’t worry, for me, tears are healing, and I welcome the emotions to flow because it pushes me to get uncomfortable.
Change is hard and there is a lot of change taking place right now. Change makes us uncomfortable and when we cannot see a clear vision of our future we get unhinged, we get reactive, we shut down, and we do not grow nor do we allow new experiences or people that could change us for the better in. But there is so much beauty in change. It rips us out of old patterns that were no longer serving us, even if it doesn’t feel good right away. And right now, this virus is ripping us out of some really old patterns and I believe there will be good to come from this.
I also choose to believe this moment right now is offering us a chance to pause and see what and who is important to each of us. It’s a moment to be grateful for the good people in our lives, a moment to change what needs to change, and a chance to slow down and do some inner work. It also has opened up doors for many business owners because it has forced us to get uncomfortable and step outside our boxes and do everything we can to make it out of this and sometimes we need that push.
The scary part is right now we may feel like it has taken away our tomorrow but this is also an opportunity to see what you have taken for granted in the past too. Who have you put off seeing to tomorrow because you were too busy or what did you say you would do today but then said tomorrow? Fitness comes to mind lol
So perhaps when we return to a new “normal,” there will be clarity for each of us as to what we thought was important before and what is truly important now. I know now how much I value the warmth of a hug, seeing my members each day, and the great outdoors (man I miss my mountains).
I believe our reality is not broken; it is merely unfolding to show us a new path and to appreciate what and who we have in our lives.
In the unfolding phase, I highly suggest connecting with people who you know will lift your spirits and stay connected with them. The Inner Fit community is keeping my spirits up every time they log in and smile and I invite you to join us anytime for a workout online www.innerfitstudios.com
Let’s unfold together and see what this beautiful life has to offer us … #innerfitstrong
With Love and Hugs …
Owner of Inner Fit Studios