By now you’re back in Omaha and I won’t ask how you’re doing because I know transitions are always hard; and for some reason a homecoming can be the hardest transition of all. However, I know that you will get through the rough spots because I’ve seen you work out and I know there is no quit in you. You’ll just keep soldiering on because that’s who you are. You don’t know another way.
So I’m not worried about you but I would like to share something that might help you settle in.
In 2009 I loved my life. I worked out an amazing gym. I loved the classes and the instructors and seeing my friends there was the highlight of my day. As if that weren’t enough, I lived in Los Angeles where every day is sunny, mild and beautiful. I had an easy job and very little stress. I wore flip flops every day. I didn’t have a care in the world.
It was with extreme reluctance that I moved back to Minneapolis and at first I made myself miserable here. I sulked. I moaned. I compared. What a pill I was. All I could think about was what I’d left behind.
If you’re stuck between chapters of your life, it’s impossible to be happy. You can’t appreciate the present if you’re stuck in the past.
This is why I started TwinTown CrossFit. I needed to turn the page. I knew I wasn’t going to find a gym and a community like I had in LA so I decided to roll my own. I had to create my own reality. I had to commit.
When you are fully present and committed to your current circumstances you emit different energy. The people you need to know will be drawn to you like magnets. And it’s in those human connections that the rest of your story will unfold.
Just think. If I hadn’t turned the page I wouldn’t have met you and I would be so much the poorer for it.
Now it’s your turn. Somewhere out there someone is waiting for you. Maybe he needs you. Maybe you need him. But you won’t make that connection until you turn the page.