It’s precious, there’s never enough of it, and you can’t get it back once it’s gone. Better than most, CrossFitters know all about “time.”
The following is authored by Practice CrossFit trainer: Krissy.
As I’ve gotten older, my priorities have changed.
I’ll be the first to admit that I like nice things; who doesn’t? I have a new car, I like jewelry, clothes, and shoes, and I love my house. But lately I feel like I’m missing out on something. Some soul searching has been taking place in our household and I’m grateful that I’ve had someone to share the journey with.
Over the past few months, my husband and I have come to the realization that everything we have right now, everything we’ve worked so hard to get, isn’t worth what we’ve been sacrificing to get it.
Time spent with our girls, time spent with each other, time spent by ourselves reflecting, have all been pushed aside in order for us to continue getting the things we wanted. All along, everything we’ve ever needed has been right in front of us.
Our three daughters aren’t getting younger, which means they’re getting busier. With two dancers and a swimmer, homework, CrossFit Kids classes and sleepovers, our evenings and weekends are becoming booked solid. We don’t want to miss opportunities to spend time with the girls, watching their activities, helping with homework, or just being together. That time is much too precious and is going way too fast!
But we can’t neglect one another either.
Date night is a concept that I hadn’t really given much thought to until recently. I figured my husband and I spend enough time together, after all…we’re married, right? With hectic work schedules, the girls’ activities and everything else that life throws at us, we’re spending time together in body, but not really in mind or spirit.
A few days we went to dinner and ate on the patio of one of our favorite restaurants. We walked around Troy together enjoying the beauty of our quaint little town. We reflected on our lives as individuals and as a couple. We realized that that time together was exactly what we needed. We have been doing some soul searching together, which was one of the things that led to our date, and I’ve determined that we are closer as a couple now than we have ever been and this is a result of time. Quality time together.
I know that my life is going to be consumed by the girls’ activities, work, family needs, and whatever else falls into my path, but I’m committing to spending meaningful time with the people I love. I’m going to do the things I love, the things that make me a better person. Time is a valuable, and I refuse to waste mine on anything that isn’t.
4 Rounds for completion.
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