Sadly, my time with Food & Fitness is coming to a close. I’ve had my fair share of highs and lows along the way, but I will never forget this experience and how much it has challenged me and changed me for the better.
Ask any service member, and they can rattle off a list of things they’ve learned during their time with FFI. To keep things short and sweet, and in an effort to not get too emotional on my end, I’ve come up with a few of the biggest lessons I’ve learned during my two short years as an AmeriCorps service member.
Find your work/life balance.
For a truly happy and healthy life, there needs to be balance. This is always easier said than done. Extremes are easy, but balancing everything life throws at you is the real challenge. It takes work, but it’s important and you deserve it.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Kids bring out the inner child in everyone. I’ve found myself in some high-energy, sometimes crazy, but always inspiring situations. Have fun already! If you’re not having fun, is it even worth it? Don’t be afraid to grab a costume and be a little silly along the way 😉
Find your passion & take it with you.
It might not always be obvious, but you’ll find it along the way. Figure out what makes you come alive and go do it, because what this world needs is more people who have come alive.
Thank you, FFI, for everything you’ve given me and taught me. It’s been the best learning experience of my life and I’ll never forget this incredible opportunity.