Iâ€™m 34-years old. Iâ€™m not at all where I expected to be. Being candid, I was never one of those girls with a clear roadmap that by 25 Iâ€™d be married, or that I want two kids by 35. Or that, I wanted to own a business or be a successful who the heck nows what. Hell, until I failed financial accounting junior year of college and switched my major to public relations, I never saw myself in this field at all. Thatâ€™s the funny thing about life. For all the planning, or even lack thereof, itâ€™s sometimes impossible to know what the future holds.
I often characterize my life in two ways: before Sarah (our first child) in Nov. 2009, and before “I got sick” (March 2010), as both were such turning points in my life, in our life as a couple and as our family. Every single thing changed. Simple things like spontaneous date nights or pedicures to more complex things after getting sick like walking up the stairs, holding my daughter or even showering standing up. It took months of physical therapy to get me to a place where I only felt the discomfort without the typical person seeing my physical weaknesses. Still, four years later, my left leg is weaker. I feel it most when I get out of bed, when for a minute, they feel a little “stuck” (feels like Iâ€™m walking like the Tin Man). I keep going and soon the stiffness dissipates.
I share this because Nair asked me to share where my legs have taken me and what I do to reveal my best self. Think this is awesome — as is its new Moroccan Argan Oil Sprays Awayâ„¢Â No Touch SprayÂ for hot summer legsÂ -Â I must confess (more on that later) — because until you donâ€™t have the ability to use your legs, itâ€™s sometimes hard to get how incredible they are. My legs walked me into the interview that landed me into my first job, into the party where I met my future husband, to climb the tallest peaks in Israel and Italy, to carry our daughter during pregnancy, to run my first 5k (and hopefully not my last!). Theyâ€™ve taken me miraculous places and given me a lifetime of memories.