“And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Marilyn Monroe
Chris and I started My Fit Family at a time that should have been one of the most difficult points in our marriage–we had moved to Austin from California, for a better job opportunity, and three years later, having just had our fourth baby and shortly after buying a new home, his employment ended.
It was a time of uncertainty, and because I thrive on stability, I was left feeling scared and uneasy as to what our future would hold. But something amazing came out of it. We decided to take the time to start building something that has always been a passion of mine–sharing my love of health, fitness and my heart, with others.
When Chris lost his job, for the first time in a long time, we began talking in a way that we hadn’t done since before having our twins. We had deep conversations about my hopes and goals for My Fit Family, I wanted to know what his dreams were for his career, we debated, we collaborated, we supported each other, and something wonderful came out of his job loss–we grew closer together.
It should have been a stressful time (and of course there was stress as we saw our savings account going down every month to cover our expenses) but somehow, something better ‘fell together’. Chris finally had time, something he didn’t have for the longest time at his other job, to help me build My Fit Family. It had been a little idea dancing around in my head, something I wasn’t quite able to grasp, in the midst of juggling motherhood and everything in between. The good thing that fell apart, his old job, allowed something better to fall together–us. Our relationship. Our marriage grew together, stronger than ever. And because of that, something that had just been a little spark of an idea, was finally formed.
I love my family, fitness, my faith, health, learning new things, running and of course, writing from my heart. All of these loves are packaged into what we created as a team: My Fit Family. I confess to not being a health or fitness professional, but I have a passion for learning and I wanted a place where people could come and collaborate, inspire, motivate, share and learn–from each other; as we are all on this beautiful journey. Life.
We’re so very happy you’re here.
Never Give Up,
Nicole & Chris Scott
You can find my words here and on The Huffington Post.