As we were putting finishing touches on the studio, people were coming in and signing up for Tread. Some got to meet my brother, who was hanging things on the wall for us. (Thank you, Tom!) One woman came to me with tears in her eyes, and said, "From that little girl taking care of her mom, look at you now. She would be so, so proud of you guys."
Thank you so much for saying that! I did grow up a caregiver. So did my siblings. When my mom died (I was 23), I struggled with that caregiver quality. I directed it incorrectly, at lost souls who really didn't need me to save them. Not that I could have anyway. I can see now how all those relationships with people who were struggling, was my caregiver heart trying to come out. But I didn't know how to do it in a healthy way.
Some find their expression of this in motherhood. I can see how that would be wonderful, although I didn't have children. There is true joy in caring for another, if it is from a healthy place. I realized as my client was sweetly saying, "From that little girl taking care of her mom, look at you now", that my expression of the caregiver in me is Clear Rock Fitness. I expect a lot from my clients, but I also pour my heart into this place and these people that I love.
I just want you to know that, although I don't do it perfectly (I'm sure no mother does), it is my mother heart I bring to you when you come to Clear Rock. I want to be here for you, I want to motivate you, I want to inspire you. I want to help you become the best version of yourself possible, and I want you to live your life knowing how beautiful you are.
Thank you for giving me the ability to express that, day in and day out. Thank you for being here, for your love and encouragement. Thank you for being my Clear Rock family.