Once of my goals this season was to learn how to take it slow when I'm supposed to take it slow. It's so strange now to actually take a break. I'm so used to being all tied up in knots and having complete anxiety over schedules, family stuff, life, training... I'm actually having to learn how to unwind. For most people it's usually the other way around.
Before its was--wake up, eat, train for 2+ hours, work for 4+ hours, train for 2+ hours, teach the kids, make dinner, crash for the day. Over and over again.
Now I'm able to take this year slow, like a new relationship. I'm able to reflect on what I actually want and where I want to go and how I'd like to carry myself. Most importantly, actually working on my God-and-me relationship.
I'm finding that life is very much like how I approach my skating.
If I can't do it slowly, I'll never be able to handle it fast.