Event: GORUCK HTL Philadelphia, PA
Date: June 30 - July 2, 2017
"I want my kids to see that they should be setting goals and fighting to achieve them, and that being an adult doesn't mean it will come easy."
I am a 40 year old mother of two, Cody (11) and Shelby (8). I work as an administrative assistant on an inpatient unit for adults with mental health and substance use diagnoses. My dog, Tedy, is a certified therapy animal and comes to work with me.
My biggest why is that I don't want to go backwards. What started with a few 5ks and kickboxing classes has become a new lifestyle with larger goals.
It Takes a Village
I went through a serious battle with depression when my daughter was around a year old. For a while after my children were born I fell into the roll of wife and mother. I made no time for myself and lost who I was as an individual. That caused me to question my ability to even be a role model for my kids. After some counseling and getting back into fitness I started to feel good again. I want my kids to see that they should be setting goals and fighting to achieve them, and that being an adult doesn't mean it will come easy.
I want both to show others that being a parent/spouse doesn't mean giving up who you are as an individual. It IS possible to do both. Whether it be fitness, writing, music... anything. Our individual attributes are the things we are supposed to model for our children.
#liveforaliving in motion
If money wasn't an object, what would I change?
An ideal career path for me would be in the racing community. I enjoy coordinating and organizing and would love to be involved in event planing. When I initially heard about Live for a Living I went to the site to see if there were employment opportunities.
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