Brittany is a new friend of mine. I can't wait to get to know her better, because so far she has just blown me away with her incredible strength! She's a single and devoted mama of four boys, resident Super Woman, full-time student, and photographer.
I feel overwhelmed a lot myself as a mom and business owner, but I can't even begin to imagine how Brittany stays so on top of everything, especially her own fitness journey! I can't make this stuff up y'all. Say it with me: Super Mom
Words & Advice from Brittany:
Do NOT live in the future. I had a plan.
It was laid out till the end and I saw no reason for it to change: Get married, have babies, raise those babies, travel when said babies left for their own adventures, ending my time here surrounded by family and having someone who loved me more than anything by my side.
Well everyone, life does not work that way. It is not simple. It is not straightforward. What is it that they say? Something about the best laid plans.... I don't remember.
What I do know is that remarkably, there are other people that are a part of your plans. And guess what? Those people have plans too. They might be similar to yours and co-exist or so drastically different that you feel like you are in the midst of a train wreck.
That is where I have been for the last year. The middle of my train wreck.
I say that in jest because we all have our struggles. I am a planner so to be thrown so far off my path has been tough.
When I thought about where I would be at the age of 30, I would have never pictured myself as a single momma to four little boys and a full-time student. Best laid plans right? This last year has taught me to not take my time for granted.
I don't know how I ever complained about not having time before! It has also taught me that asking for help is not a weakness. It takes a tribe is thrown around a lot and I have always felt myself to be pretty self-sufficient. Asking for help is okay and it is necessary.
I have learned about self-care and most important of all, I have learned about self-management of my time in the present. Not the past, not the future. The here and the now.
I find myself getting through every day consciously thinking that if I put my thoughts in the past, I will not want to get out of bed. If my thoughts are in the future, I will be an anxious mess but if I just work through what the day has brought me then I will be able to do it.
Yes, I went there. But, how true is this! I am trying to be my own light. If you give that power away to someone else and expect them to make you happy or that their happiness is enough for you to be happy as well, well then you are going to sorely disappointed.
I can't even put into words how much this lady blows me away. It takes an immeasurable amount of strength to be a mom- times four. Here's to you Brittany. You deserve the world!