I took this site down for a while. I wasn't sure I wanted to be popping up in Google searches because I was applying for jobs. But then I stopped applying. And I stopped coaching people working on their fitness and health goals. And I stopped cooking pretty much all together. I have eaten more takeout than any person should. (French fries are so good.) I haven't known what to do with my life...
This is what people like to call "falling off the wagon." Or a quarter life crisis? I've had a few of these. I shouldn't label them. I guess I had a rough winter this year.
PS - I kind of hate that saying, "falling off the wagon." What does that even mean? I'm not that clumsy. I think I could hang onto a wagon.
So here we are. Late Spring. I'm feeling pretty good. I'm feeling renewed. (Today at least.) I'm thankful I had Girls on the Run coaching to keep me positive from very early Spring until the beginning of June. But now what?
I'm trying to set up a field hockey program in my town. The school athletic director finally got back to me and they are not interested in starting a team. So I guess it's up to me!
I'm training for a half marathon. I'm not actually registered for one, but I plan to run one this fall. Training as if for now! At the very least I'll be super trained for Reach the Beach. Track workouts are surprisingly fun! I'll share my thoughts on those another day.
Fix up our house a bit? I've been working from home a lot lately and it's been amazing! Hopefully this can continue and I can be a mostly remote employee. It frees up so much time in my day and reduces my stress, anxiety, and quite frankly, anger by a million! With all this time at home I started brainstorming how I can make our house look a little bit nicer on a dime. Or zero dimes. So I halfway started three projects today 😂
Grad school. Regrets on this one! I am learning a few valuable things, but mostly, no thank you. Verdict: Project management is boring. Doing boring things makes me angry that I'm wasting my time. Watching Netflix for hours on end does not make me angry and therefore does not waste my time. (Crap. I don't think logic works in reverse like that. It's been 8 years since I took a Math class where I needed to write proofs.)
Health and fitness coaching--that definitely took a back seat. Actually it was full on abandoned! Last year at this time I was super into it. I wanted to be quitting my day job by the end of this month actually! CLEARLY that is not happening, BUT I was scrolling through Facebook today and saw that a friend of mine did just make that decision. She is not going to go back to teaching in the Fall and is going to commit herself to coaching people as her sole job. I thought I either wouldn't care or I would be jealous, but actually I was just reminded how much I loved coaching people. It was always FUN to me! And I was always HAPPIER when I was doing it! Soooo Jessie of 10 months ago, WTF?!
I guess this is my reminder and my announcement that I will be starting to offer coaching services again. Why? Because I'm selfish and want to be my fun, happier self 😜And obviously I want you to live life feeling good. Feeling strong. Feeling like you can go run a 5K or hike a mountain, or walk the dog, or chase your kid. Feeling good after you eat. Having clear skin (okay I've been struggling with this one). All that good stuff.
I'm surprised at how much I just wrote. I just stayed up until midnight and it's not even for an assignment for my grad school class is due!
More to come...
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance