If you’re thinking that things are looking a bit different around here, you’d be absolutely correct!
Once upon a time, 5 years ago, I started a blog called Fit Mom in Training. Back then, it was a perfect fit for where I was. New mom, trying to figure life out with this little life. Postpartum depression took its toll on my every day and I needed a full life reset to find myself again.
At the time, rediscovering running, adding in some fitness, a shift toward taking better care of myself so I could take good care of my family was my focus and what brought me back to life. Fit Mom in Training was born out of that journey and kept me going through thick and thin, good and bad for the next few years.
5 years, one move, one minivan (ugh!) and 2 more kids later, life is looking very different for me. Postpartum depression is now a thing in my past, life is in full bloom and shifting constantly. That’s not to say that all is always well and good but the identity I forged through Fit Mom is no longer a good fit for who I am today. I feel as though I’ve discovered a better balance for myself over the past year and a half. I’m still searching things out, still listening for God’s call in my life and running as hard as I can after Him. But with that shift comes a real desire to start fresh.
I know that life will constantly be an up and down journey. This past summer for example, has held a lot of downs but I know in those seasons, there is redemption waiting around the corner. I think that any time we’re searching for something, we go through these seasons. I also know that I’m not the only one that goes through them but that often times, we go through them alone and feeling alone. Oh, how this is not the case!
The last few years have seen a real shift in perspective for me. I long for a simpler life, full of simple things. I want to feel the blessings of the stuff that’s around me and not look for the blessings that other people have. I want to find contentment in myself and never give up on that relentless pursuit of God.
So here we are. New name, new look and perhaps one or two new readers along the way. We shall soon see. I will still chat about my passions of fitness, running, coaching and the like because they are still a big part of my life. Plus…my hubby is not ready for me to shift all that chatter back onto his poor ears. So fear not (or fear more…perspective, right?!), what you’ve been reading about over the last few months will continue on, but here instead of my old site. I’ll gradually phase out Fit Mom and soon all my writing will be here.
Thanks for sticking with me and I truly hope you love reading about the harvest as much as I will enjoy writing about it.