It's the day before my second Thanksgiving with my new husband. We were married last November and just celebrated our one year anniversary on the 19th. Going even further back, the past 365 days have been nothing short of miraculous, not because I married the greatest man alive (although he is pretty stinking awesome) but for a few other reasons. In the last 365 days we moved, accidentally got pregnant, and opened my dream yoga and spin studio, Hustle & Flow Fitness. www.HustleandFlowFitness.com ...If you're interested :)
If you had told me at the time of my last blog posting that I would be accomplishing all this before the end of 2012, I literally would have laughed out loud. It's not that I don't have faith in my abilities, it's that I considered myself a planner and what kind of CRAZY person plans to take on major life-altering changes all at once, not to mention the first year of marriage! I sat down probably 3 times prior to this evening to write this blog for the super rad Splits59 site and it was to say the least, lack luster. I would begin to type and my mind would just start racing with "Did you check that mommy blog for the answer to vaccinations?" or "Weren't you supposed to email the spin teachers about the new stereo system?"
The To-Do list was endless...It still is...let's not kid ourselves. However in the last 48 hours something has shifted for me mentally. I was at my church service on Sunday evening and the feeling of extraordinary blessings had befallen me somewhere in that one hour time frame. As I prayed for assurance in my business decisions, the ability to guide and lead my team, the health of my unborn son, the strength to listen to and accept my changing body, etc. I was acutely aware of these big changes as BIG BLESSINGS. I had peace for the first time in as long as I could remember. It was like an emotional full body massage. Rejuvenating. In perfect timing, as Thanksgiving approaches, I can honestly look at my life and say, "Whoa, we are doing it" and I am nothing but grateful. Every day will continue to challenge me, I know this, but I am eagerly awaiting the holidays and the opportunity to reflect on what we've done, what is to come, and especially giving birth (we are due on December 29th!). Like I said earlier, the planner in me has so many unresolved questions and concerns. I think it's amazing how the plans for this past year have sprouted like the roots of some massive Redwood, in all directions, yet in some mysterious way they are rooting me, grounding me to a foundation that I can only build and grow from.
This simple thought gives me peace. And I am grateful. Every single day. Until next time, I wish you and yours a multitude of blessings in this time of THANKSgiving.
AUTHOR: Nicole Sciacca