Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin, Tribes
Most people associate summer with the so called vacation season. Everybody is eager to go at the seaside… eager for the longed rest. If somebody doesn’t have the opportunity to go on vacation, there comes the feeling of self pity, feeling of deprivation and sadness.
Personally I haven’t been on vacation for about three years, but I do not feel deprived. Everybody’s asking me when I am going on vacation and if I had planned something. When I say “No! Honestly I freaking love what I do and I’d rather stay here”, I get that weird, perplexed look.
Probably people are thinking “She must be crazy. Obviously she doesn’t have a life.” Truth is that I love what I do. I can’t imagine a day without my clients, without workouts, clean food, the motivating and inspiring people I get to meet every day! I can’t imagine a day without my favorite blogs, a day without learning something new about workouts and nutrition.
Now you are thinking “Yes, I also love my job, but everybody needs a rest!”
For me, my job, even if at times it can physically demanding, really recharges me and gives me strength for everything I do. Things balance out!
Even if at times I feel tired, I go to a training session and I see Nadia, who has never engaged in any sport before that, but still gives everything she’s got and every time she goes over her limits and proves herself and everybody else around that she can do much more than she believes!
I go in the gym and see Vassilka’s smile, who was unable to deadlift 70 pounds, and today she deadlifts more than her own bodyweight.
I see Gabi, who, a year ago, was living in the lonely world of eating disorders and today she enjoys her life and body, and what she is capable of doing.
I see Ivona, who no matter how busy she is, always finds time to work out and works hard in order to improve every single time…
Alissa who couldn’t lift a kettlebell off the floor and today she is swinging it around like a feather…
Anastasia, who couldn’t press a dumbbell above her head, and today she is flipping big tires.
Martin who loves heavy training sessions and never forgets to ask me how I am doing.
Tatyana, who inspires with her persistence and hard work…
Lubo and Dako, who make me proud, that I have the honor to be their coach…
Azis, who always motivates me, showing me how it is never too late to change and be the person you long to become!
And the rest of my clients( Dimiter1 and Dimier2, Krisi,Gergina, Maria, Teodor, Dessi, Bobi, Nadia1,Nadia2,Nadia3, Gabi,Neli,Vessi,Niki,Krustyo,Asho, Dobi, Temenuga and so forth..) who come to workouts every time,give their best in order to become better,in order to stay away from disappointments and to prove themselves that they can achieve everything they work hard for!
All of them, that give me one more reason every single day, to be happy that I am doing what I want, what makes me enjoy life and what gives me the opportunity to reach out to so many wonderful and unique people every single day!
My clients, who give me a chance every single day to be the happiest person in the world; those that motivate me to be more, for myself and for them. Those that show me how it is never too late to be the person you dream to be. Those that bring the smile on my face, when troubles take over my mind. Those that teach me that no matter how hard it is, you have to keep on going and fight till the end,because you always have more strength than you expect.
Do you really think that I need a rest? How could a normal person take a rest from something that makes him so happy,joyful,proud,filled with positive emotions and desire to live?
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t…
And as Seth Godin says, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
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