Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Howdy Friends,

As I grow another year older, I think back on all of the wonderful things that have happened in my life, the beautiful memories that are being made right now, and all of the hopes and dreams that I have for the future. As a constant planner, remembering to stay in the present is definitely something I have to work at constantly. So in honor of living in the present, and creating joyful memories, I am going to keep this post short and sweet so I can get a few things done around the house and then play with my tiny human when she wakes up!

Relish The Past:

I have many many happy memories that make me smile, but there are definitely two that stand out.

1) The moment they opened the doors at the back of the church and I saw Eric waiting at the end of the aisle for me on our wedding day is something I will never forget. It literally took my breath away and was the first step towards the rest of my life. I feel so incredibly blessed to be married to such an amazing, loving, and smart man!

2) The first time I ever held Annabelle in my arms had the be one of the most awe inspiring feelings in the world. There are literally no words to describe how much love I felt at that very moment. After I thought my heart couldn't handle much more, seeing E with Belle literally made my heart explode. She has completely changed our lives forever and taught us to love on a whole new level.

Live In The Present:

There are so many amazing things happening in my life right now, I could go on forever; however, I really want to focus on soaking up every moment I can with Annabelle. They really do grow and change so fast, and I can never get this time back. So for right now, it is ALL about her and I love it!

Dream Of The Future:

I have too many dreams for the future of my little family to write down in one post, but I'll just start with a few. I dream of all of the wonderful and exciting moments that are going to happen in Belle's life.... first steps, first words, going to school, her first crush, homecoming, sporting events, prom, family trips, graduating high school, going to college, getting married (officially tearing up as I type now), and one day babies. I am so excited to see her grow through all of these stages, but I hope she grows very very very very slowly. I truly wish there was a pause or rewind button on life so it didn't fly by so fast.

I also dream of continuing to improve as a fitness professional and hopefully positively impacting my students and future fitness professionals. My goal is that each person that walks into my class leaves feeling better than when they came in. Additionally, I feel so blessed to have found a career I am overly passionate about, I hope to be able to help other individuals looking to pursue a career in fitness.

Memories are beautiful, and the future is fun to dream about, but don't forget to enjoy the right here and now every single day!

Share with me your favorite memory, what you are thankful for right now, or something you are dreaming about for the future. 

Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday!

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10 Responses to “Past, Present, and Future”

  1. What a great post! I am a planner as well and really have to work at enjoying the moment. What a great perspective and love that quote at the beginning. Right now I am thankful for my health. I am training for a half marathon and the fact that I can go run long distances is amazing to me. Most people aren't as forunate and it is something I cherish grately.

    1. Thanks Amanda! Good luck training for your half marathon! I look forward to reading about your journey.

  2. I LOVE this post! I've had a hard time with being in the present too..such a planner and I'm so worried about missing out on things that I'm always 10 places at once.

    1. Thanks Lindsay! I'm so with you about being 10 places at once. There's always so much to do! I think just reminding ourselves to TRay to live in the present can make a big difference!

  3. Love this! We are definitely on the same wavelength today, Lauren :).

  4. I agree with you that getting married and holding my child for the first time are some of the best experiences in life! I am so looking forward to all the amazing, fun things I can do with my little guy! There is so much ahead of him and for us as a family.

    1. You are so right! There are so many things to look forward to!

  5. What a beautiful post. My two favorite past memories will be identical to yours - getting married to my husband and seeing our baby girls for he very first time. Those were the most wonderful, joyful, and breathtaking times in both my husband & I's lives. Just shows that God is good xo.

    1. God is so good! I hope your sweet precious girls are doing great!


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