There are some definite advantages to living two distinctly separate lives. The most significant advantage is that I have the chance to be part of a semi- pro soccer team and that is something that I always wanted to do. It feels good to go out and live my dream to the fullest extent possible and it helps me stay in shape. I would definitely say that this is the “real me,’ because it is where I feel the most at home.
However, there is another side to my personality that is so different from my life on the soccer field that it feels like I am really living two completely different lives at the same time.
During the week, I am a IT and hold down a full time job. I work hard at my chosen profession and sometimes, the hours are long. My professional life has absolutely nothing to do with my life as a soccer player. In fact, the two could not be more different if I had set out to intentionally make it that way. My days at the office are typically spent sitting at a desk and the job can be stressful. The good thing about it is that it allows me to make enough money to pursue my passion of playing soccer, but the job itself can be grueling in certain situations. My day starts early and ends late, and it is often filled with meetings and facing the computer all day long.
Then comes the time for work to end and I get the chance to get out on the soccer field and enjoy everything that is involved with it. I love the competition, the teamwork and the chance to showcase my skills at something that requires a great deal of athleticism and control. We also travel quite a bit, and while it is fun to go from one city to the next, the schedule can be difficult to keep up with. Having said that, I wouldn’t change this part of my life for anything in the world because it is when I feel the most alive.
While it is fun to live two separate lives, it is also challenging in the extreme. I get the chance to live exactly as I choose and I have the chance to incorporate different parts of my personality to fit every aspect of my life. The problem is that it can be difficult to manage all of the demands associated with both schedules at the same time. This means that I have to work harder than most to keep up with everything and I cannot afford to get sick because there is no time for downtime.
Simple things like the flu, a cold and other relatively common ailments can bring me down and make me miss time at both work and on the field. That is not acceptable. Therefore, I have to find ways to make sure that doesn’t happen. Fortunately, I have been introduced to juicing and it helps me stay healthy. Even the simple task of eating consumes a lot of my time which is why having the best juicer at home helps me prepare my breakfast really fast. It’s also a very useful appliance in the kitchen that helps me prepare my post-game shakes and drinks. I get more nutrients in my body faster than eating a full-course meal.
When it is all said and done, it really comes down to my ability to stay healthy and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to my overall health. That is what allows me to stay competitive on the field and then come to work first thing Monday morning and dedicate myself to the work involved.