Eden asked the question who are you? a few days back and I thought about it all weekend.... I am actually someone who didn't want to write this post but then decided I should because I need to write it down to make it real and to have myself accept change in a positive light.
I am the daughter of really strong parents both physically and mentally.
When I say strong mentally I really just mean stubborn and slightly pig headed (sorry Mum and Dad but you know we are.. all four of us- yes you too Miles) so ok that may not be seen as a plus in some circumstances but I know that it has served me well over the years in many scenarios and I make it a positive.
When I say physically I mean just that, we are all fit and healthy. Mum and Dad met at a skating arena.. speed skating (no not dating, skating). Mum was an elite hurdler. Dad was friggin' James Bond (top belt Karate, Downhill Skiing, Formula 3 Racing Driver, Bare Foot Ski Record Holder and in the later years lots of veteran tennis tournament titles). Me (I have done Ironman.. nuff said) and my Bro are both Personal Trainers and love to flog each other in training sessions when we get together..
So who am I? Tuff nut it would seem.. but you see the story goes on.. I am also a Mum of two and wife to an amazing man. With this I have new found vulnerabilities, fears and above all love.
I love my family more than I have ever loved anything, wanting the best for my family has had me think outside the box and create DTLL, it has had my husband and I take a huge risk in setting up a business that needs constant attention, it has given me the strength to just keep doing what I do because I know it is right even when it feels wrong... my family have given me willpower I never knew existed...
So who I am I? I am a stubborn, pig headed amazonian with willpower that can't be knocked because it is backed by my family..
I love the way that sounds, yes it sounds scary and emotionless and sure I could tell you how upset I get when I think someone doesn't like me or how when I am out running I feel like quiting but with everyone of those moments my willpower takes over and I pick myself up and move on..
My family I come from made me who I am and the family I made have just made me better... Have you changed?
I am off to link up with Eden and thank her for making me think about it..