My life is sh*t… isn’t it? Or am I dreaming?

There are days when we think, OMG is this really it?! 💥

Is this all I am destined to do? The grass is always greener on the other side, so why don’t I do this? Or why don’t I do more of this to get that?

Sometimes the things that really matter are right in front of us, and we miss the most precious moments because we are striving to do other things that make us lose touch of reality and what is really important.

I see this not only in myself, but in my work and coaching where people strive to do things at the expense of others, often sacrificing their health, fitness and relationships because [insert reason].

Yes, it can happen to any one of us, and depending where you are in your journey of life will depend on how you perceive this post!

This is in no way meant to offend, belittle or downgrade other vitally important areas of living, but for the sake of my thumbs, the late hour and your sanity – if you get this far – I want to get to the point.

I have learnt … sorry Emma … am still learning … that more than ever I need to live in the present to make sure when I wake up that I haven’t missed the most precious moments in life.

Moments with my gorgeous wife Emma and my beautiful daughter Kitty, my friends and family, who mean the world to me.

It’s easy to get caught up in work, building a business, looking at the future, living in your head… etc. But when it’s all said and done was it all worth it?

When you retire, what and who do you have around you? Do you have that connection with your wife and kids, or are you a stranger who is now ready to play the role of a husband or father?

Did I really have an impact on people that really mattered? My loved ones?

What will it take to wake you up?!

I have many of these moments, and yes I am being hugely reflective in this moment as my daughter recovers from another operation. God love her xxx

This is not a post for sympathy or empathy. My daughter is safe; she has come through this like a trooper, being brave and without being a victim because she knows no other way.

This, however, is a stark reminder of why having balance in life is crucial for our happiness. I am thankful for life’s lessons, despite the adversity sometimes, so that I can grow and become a better person.

I want to do everything – work, build my business, and look towards the future – but not at the expense of what’s really important.

Yes, I am writing this to myself as a reminder and to put it out there for a higher purpose.

If this bores you ignore it. If it makes no sense or you think I have been taking something then scroll on by.

If this resonates or triggers anything in you, then this post has served more than its purpose.

For me I’ve lived in this place too long not to share and to show some humility and vulnerability.

Much of my early years were spent surviving, keeping under the radar, and living in my head. This has an impact on how you move forward in life, but it doesn’t have to define you. There are lots of valuable lessons that can be learned, and these can be passed onto others.

Good night and god bless. 🙏🏻

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