Change is hard.

 

I couldn’t wait for 2017 to get here.  I had a relatively newish team in January at work & was so excited to make 2017 our best year yet.  I couldn’t wait to make changes to my diet & exercise habits in 2017.  I also was excited to work more closely with Andrew on incorporating more “play” into our world.

 

the dental diaries//change

 

And here I find myself on March 8, already onto the 3rd chapter in my 12 month 2017 book, and I’m realizing that things are STILL changing in my world.

the dental diaries// change

 

My team is STILL changing.  No matter the reason for the change, the consequence is the same.  And that is- change is hard.  As much as I want Sugar Fix to be for everyone, I do realize that this is an impossible goal.  Whether someone leaves because I had to let them go or if they left on their own, it is still extremely personal for me.  This is my business that I’ve grown from the ground-up.  I didn’t purchase a practice with an already established patient list from anyone.  I literally built Sugar Fix from absolutely nothing but passion, total attention to detail, and incredible amounts of hard work.  I’ve earned the trust of incredible people to take care of their health and I’m so tremendously grateful for that.  As necessary as it may be, a change in staffing is a hard pill to swallow.

 

My diet and exercise habits are still going strong.  I incorporated exercise into my weekly agenda and those sessions are pretty much written in stone now.  I am starting to see the changes that I had been wanting.  More than anything, I am feeling stronger physically.  Has it been easy getting out of bed at 5.20 in the morning?  Heavens NO!  Change is hard.

 

the dental diaries//change

 

Lastly, on a VERY personal note…Andrew and I have been trying so hard to make sure we have more “play” in our world.  That is with the kids as well as with each other.  As a small business owner as well as as the parents of 3 children under the age of 10, sometimes things can get to feeling pretty stressful (to say the least!).  We enrolled the kids in music lessons after school and they are having a ball at them!  It’s a big treat to hear them during these lessons!  We also enrolled Paige in gymnastics class- it is so much fun seeing her out there LOVING all that she’s doing!  Andrew has been taking the kids skiing which is so fun for all of them.  And on Sundays, Andrew & I have date night.  For some reason…this is the only change that hasn’t felt hard at all.  Our family is so precious to us and doing things together as a family and as a couple is so natural and right and good.

 

 

the dental diaries//change

 

 

the dental diaries// change

 

 

the dental diaries// change

 

And with that…I’m out for now!  See you next week,

Jessica  xo