Resilience is a word that keeps coming back to my mind each day. When I see workers on the front line, the workers in the grocery story, and when I think about you.
We are each fighting our own battle each day.
We get up, put on a smile and tackle our days.
I can’t help but think about all the things we have personally handled up to this point. Those trials or setbacks helped equip us for what we are navigating today.
April is always a tough, yet rewarding, month for me personally. Three years ago, this is when I finally realized how bad I was struggling post having our son. I kept fighting and dismissing my thoughts, feelings and emotions. I thought what I felt was normal post having a baby.
I found myself on Good Friday on the floor in my midwife’s office telling her I can’t keep going, I thought they were going to check me into a facility, but they helped me line up the support I needed and I did the brutal hard work to get myself back.
I would never tell you I am cured, but I have learned some valuable tools to that have helped me be resilient.
Then, a year later, April became such a rewarding month with the birth of our daughter. Her birth showed me what birth could be. I always call her birth a redemption birth.
Now as we leave one of the hardest months we have experienced in business, being resilient is all we know to do.
I started consulting other fitness business owners about a year ago and these past two months have been some of the hardest, most challenging conversations I have had to navigate.
Like many small businesses, they are not going to make it through this pandemic or if they do it is going to be a long fight to get back to where they were.
Some businesses will never get back to where they were.
Being resilient in this time is our only option. You, just like me are getting up and navigating some of the hardest challenges we have faced to date.
Take it one day at a time, continue to do something for you. Be compassionate towards yourself.
Keep fighting and we look forward to the day when we can be together again safely.
Until then continue to drink more water, eat reasonably well and move.