Live life on purpose

hi, i'm Christina

Hey there! I’m Christina, a woman trying to live her best life with purpose and intention. I love hanging out with my family, eating food with natural ingredients, spending time in nature, and snuggling in soft, cozy blankets. 

 

A few years ago I started on a journey to find myself. The years before that were spent facing the realization that I needed to start such a journey. So, I’ve been at this for some time. Along the way, I discovered that I thought I was living with intention but didn’t actually understand the concept of it. 

 

Now that I do, I want to share it with any and everyone! There really was never a time when I didn’t think I was living with purpose. At all stages in my life, personally and professionally, I truly felt that I was on a track, a path that I chose and wanted to be on. Until one day – I broke my foot. 

 

And it wasn’t even that day for my mega realization that I wasn’t living what I felt was a purposeful life. It was almost 8 months later when I returned to work after surgery, crutches, and a walking boot had kept me home for so long. 

 

During those 8 months, I started to find myself again. And even then I wasn’t aware of it. I was just enjoying an extended time off from work for the first time in my adult life. 

 

I would wake up in the morning and enjoy a cup of coffee on my porch while listening to the chirping of the birds. A good book was always by my side on the couch. My yarn stash was finally being used up while I knit and crocheted the days away. And most importantly, I was enjoying my home. That’s something I had never really done before – my focus was always on working long hours, a long commute, and coddling my exhaustion by the time I finally got home. 

 

Yeah, the broken foot wasn’t great, but being home was. I rolled around my house on my scooter reorganizing it and clearing out things that just took up space. I cleaned, I reworked where things lived in my kitchen cabinets and drawers, and I labeled my baking jars. Silly things, I know, but they meant something to me. And it was the beginning of my living with intention journey.

 

It was when I returned to work that the joy of such things started to slip away, and I recognized it right away. I wanted time to appreciate the things I love, like my hobbies, time with my husband, cooking up new recipes in the kitchen, and enjoying the sounds of nature. I didn’t want to try to pack all of those things into my few weeks of vacation time each year. 

 

That’s when I decided that I needed a morning routine. I am a huge proponent of having a morning routine. It’s time for you to focus on yourself. And so I started to create it. Mine started with a 20-minute walk around my neighborhood every morning before I went to work. Then it developed into me waking up at 4:00 am to work out, stretch, meditate, spend time on my creative writing and hobbies, and then get ready for work. 

 

Yes, I did all of that before I went to work for the day. And I loved it. Eventually, work itself still found a way to burn me out. Finally, after many years as a general manager in the food retail industry, I decided to upheave my life and leave my hard-worked-for career behind. 

 

I realized that if I truly wanted to live with intention I needed the time to do it. And I needed to go all in. With the support of my amazing husband, I really dove head first into living my life with purpose. 

 

I took a part-time job to smooth the transition financially and started my own small business. And while I have never worked so hard in my life, I wouldn’t change it for anything. It has been so rewarding to push myself in ways I didn’t think I was capable of. And each step of the way I was present and intentional in my thoughts and actions. 

 

I have focused on our physical and emotional space. From organization and minimalism to mindfulness and mindset. It has been an adventure and one that I know will continue for the rest of my life. I can’t imagine ever allowing myself to not be present in my own life again. 

 

I hope you find inspiration on my site to live with intention. Living life with purpose is certainly a beautiful thing, and once you start you won’t want it to be any other way.

 

What Fit Soul Balanced Mind Is About

 

There are so many ways you can live with intention. Here at Fit Soul Balanced Mind, we believe that every aspect of your life should be intentional. That’s how you stay fit and balanced in your soul and mind. 

 

Maintaining an organized life, from your environment to your mind, is a huge part of intentional living. Making healthy choices from what you put into your body to what you surround yourself with are intentional choices. 

 

Overall wellness and a lifestyle lived with purpose will ensure that you’re making decisions to maintain your happiness and staying true to yourself. 

 

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You can also connect with us on Instagram @fitsoulbalancedmind or email me directly at [email protected]

 

I look forward to connecting with you and helping you along your personal journey of living life on purpose!

 

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