Why are you here?

I love that question. It brings to mind ownership, intentionality, a sense of living in the moment, while also inciting broader connection to the past and future.

Why are you here?

I’m here because 7 months after my second son was born, the scale still showed a significantly higher number than I considered my “real weight.”

I’m here because I’ve found it challenging to balance my work, my family, and my own health and wellbeing.

I’m here because I find fulfillment in writing out my thoughts, and especially if they might provide some insight, direction, humor to others.

I’m here because, to be honest, I’m building a side hustle that builds my bank account while allowing me to spend time on the things and people I value.

And I’m here to build community with others who find themselves in a similar position – working moms with a desire to get in shape through running.

Why are you here?

I wouldn’t be here without the support of my husband, who is an avid runner himself. We don’t necessarily run together (he goes to fast – I go too slow), but he provides the structure and inspiration to get moving! And I wouldn’t be here without my neighbor, who had a baby shortly after my second son was born, and who mentioned casually one day that she planned to run a half marathon in September. “Why don’t we try it together,” she asked. And my gears began to turn. And finally, I wouldn’t be here without the inspiration of the side hustle, FIRE gurus of our time:

So, why are you here?

We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world. — Woodrow Wilson

Photo by Amer Mughawish on Unsplash
You Belong Here
Photo by Amer Mughawish on Unsplash
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4 thoughts on “Why are you here?

  1. Hello Landen,
    Great topic on so many levels. No matter our age, gender, kids or grand kids, we all search for balance in our lives. Great ideas can translate to multiple circumstances. For me it would read: Retired.health.granddad!

    Like

  2. Great premise! Workrunmom!!! So many goals! Just don’t forget self and what fulfills you when juggling all the other roles. You got this!

    Like

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