I mean, not with me per se.
Well, unless you have like a sweet Hungry Howie's gift card that you'll trade for a workout so I can grab some cheese bread.
I actually just mean in life, in general.
Recently I read the line, "Life is an economy..."
where we spend our attention, behavior and focus on things that we value.
This in turn shows up when we make choices or choose to trade one thing for something else in our quest for more or better of anything.
Better job, better house, better partner...
More money, more freedom, more happiness...
Every single one of our dreams or desires takes us down different roads. One where we will have to sacrifice something, one that will cost something, or one that we'll need to trade in something in order to achieve it.
The whole 'life is an economy' perspective actually becomes more relevant the more we seek to shift
where we currently are at.
If we're looking for a pretty big life shift, buckle up, because we need to be prepared for a number of significant trades that likely go with it.
Anything come to mind for you?
I'll go first.
Helloooo baby Aspen.
Chasing my baby dreams cost me a lot.
Emotionally, mentally, financially... all of it.
I traded a great deal to get here, and will continue to make trades for the rest of my life now that she is earthside.
She's worth the exchange of course because she represents what I value most: Being a mother, sharing a family, and raising children.
However, do I also value my role as a coach, a trainer, and an entrepreneur who dug effing deep to
build this brand from scratch?
Reality is, I have had to make difficult trades with both my time and my ability to serve in this capacity in order to become a baby mama again.
Trades I must accept and embrace as I continue to reflect and prioritize what I value.
I suppose I like the idea that our lives aren't defined by some linear quest. As though we spend our entire existence trying to climb from point A to B.
The shifts, the trades, and the trade-offs simply signify the different seasons we're in. And if we're smart (and aware), we'll pay attention to what we'll need to trade every time we chase something else.
Ultimately I guess I'm sharing this because this is me trying to land in a place where I recognize what I have and the balance I'm trying to maintain in both providing for my family and providing for you.
And honestly, why the virtual, online platform serves to be so damn fabulous for me as I continue to offer BASE to as many as possible.
Do I sometimes drift to wishing I could provide better, different, provide more? Of course.
However, I truly am grateful for the space to continue to offer all I can in this season, right now, with you.
(*calls Hungry Howie's to place order)
See you tomorrow, crew.
You can believe I'll be ready to burn some cheese out.
In sweaty gratitude, always,