A transcontinental move is a great time for new beginnings!
I’ve been a long time resident of interior Alaska. Just over a decade! In that time I’ve grown and done a lot. I met my husband there, got married, had two beautiful children, and traveled all over the state. I’ve experienced some lows during my decade in a little remote Alaskan town. Postpartum depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) from the long, dark, bitter cold winters are the two biggest. I’ve also missed my family. Being a Floridian and moving to Alaska wasn’t easy!
In the last couple of years my husband has taken great strides to make a move in his career. Finally in March of this year all his hard work paid off. We made the long haul with all our worldly possessions through Canada and down the Rockies to our new home in Colorado.
SO many new opportunities here! My husband has upward mobility in his new job. The kids have access to any and every sport they could want to participate in. And I have the opportunity to take my fitness business anywhere! Some other things I’m grateful for that most people take for granted are:
- Paved roads and sidewalks for my kids to ride bikes
- Ordering something online and having it shipped to my house without paying $60 or more in shipping costs
- Faster internet
- Adequate healthcare!
- Walgreens nearby to get medicine late at night
- Plane tickets that don’t cost $900 per person no matter where you are going
- Being able to drive wherever the heck I want in the US!
If you’ve never lived in a remote part of the country you really can’t understand how hard it is without these things. I’m so thankful to be living in civilization again. I’m ready to seek out and seize opportunities here. I was kind of a big fish in a small pond, but here I’m just another trainer. With that in mind I’ve made some new business goals.
I found a mentor in the fitness industry and she is helping guide me on my journey to transitioning to online training. With her help and encouragement I am starting my very first online boot camp! I’ve been learning a lot and I’m super excited to see where my business can go. I am still going to teach group fitness, because I love the interaction! So happy and grateful for this new beginning!