When I look at my life, I am still amazed at where I am and how it all came to be It is quite SERENDIPITOUS for sure!
Here are a few of my SERENDIPITOUS moments
-Never in my dreams did I think I would be married. Growing up, I was never one of those girls who dreamed of their wedding, husband, the white picket fence etc. That just was not me!! And then I met my husband…playing the sport that I enjoyed…..working on flag pulling (that I was GREAT at)….chasing me up and down the football field. We have enjoyed playing football together (we have won many co-ed championships together). He enjoyed me so much, he became the coach of our women’s team and has been by my side ever since.
We will celebrate 10 years of marriage this October.
I always knew I would have children….even thought marriage was not on my mind. I was content with adopting and or Invitro from a sperm bank as long as I could be a mom. My love for children, being an active part of growing and supporting the future generation was something that I knew I was born to do. Who knew I would end up with the husband too-lol!!
-I am a big believer in Reason, Season, Lifetime when it comes to friendships. I can count on 2 hands my real friends. I have many acquaintances, people I am cool with but the ‘ride or die’chicks and 1 dude are very limited. Through my lifetime, I have had friendships that were a time in my life for a Reason and Season. They taught me about myself, what type of friend I am and what type of friend I need. My lifetime friends are the ones that I speak to daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly and with each conversation, we pick where we left off. What started out as a’hello’ and a small conversation has turned into friendships that I can’t live without.
I was a late blooming athlete. I was athletic as a child, often winning all the trophies at spots camp but never really pursued a specific sport until my Jr year in high school through my Freshman year in college. I ran track and cross country..well I used cross country to stay in shape for Spring and Fall Track-ha! What was a sport I choose to occupy my time became something I was really good at.
Fast forward past college when at the gym a total stranger came up to me and asked if I wanted to join a women’s flag football team. 15 years later, my sport of choice to this day is a sport that many would not consider a women’s sport.
As I mentioned, I ran track in high school and the beginnings of college but after a really bad ankle injury, I stopped running with purpose all together. I would run a 5k here and there but nothing too serious. In 2013 after my ACL/Meniscus injury, the simple task of running was difficult to do but something I had to be able to do if I wanted to be back on the football field. What was a motivation to get back on the football field has become a renewed passion and love.
In a few days, this blog will be 1 years old! That is so AMAZING to me. What started as a conversation with Cynthia and Alanna as something I might want to do has become an important part of my life in the past year. The bloggers I have ‘met’, the support of the blogging community, the sense of family from the blogging community is something I can not even explain….I just love it!! I continue to be excited about blogging and look forward to more friendships and opportunities through this blog.
And so there it is….how a chance meeting, interaction, desire, etc has lead to the SERENDIPITOUS life of Fit Balling Running Mom!
When you look at your life, it is what you thought it would be?
It’s Wednesday so you know I am linking up with my favorite wordsmith Deb for Wednesday Word!
Today’s word: SERENDIPITOUS
- occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
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