I graduated with my Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2000, and from that moment on, life took off at top speed. Living in New York City, as a twenty-something, freshly embedded in my career, was amazing. The ambition, and drive to excel in life, and career, was ever-present pushing me onward. I loved the thrill of it all!
Eighteen years later, I've reached a wonderful summit in my career, and while I've loved the work, the schedule, and pace of it all, has often felt frantic, leaving me feeling stressed at the end of the day, instead of fulfilled.
I realize I'm missing balance in my life. So it's time to slow down (not a natural state for me) and deliberately focus on the things I love, instead of letting time get eaten up by things I don't. That way, at the end of my life, I'll know I've lived every day to the fullest for myself and for those people I love.