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The last few weeks I haven’t exactly been at 100%. With all the Christmas chaos and 2015 coming in with such force, I’m still trying to find the best way to manage the balance of being a mom, a wife, a business owner, a blogger and just being me. So when I had the chance to speak with another mom that I felt really has a lot of pressure trying to do it all as Professional soccer player for the Sky Blue FC and Captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, I was all ears!
Just check out what Christie Rampone had to say when I asked her about “doing it all.”
What is balance for you? How do you measure it?
Rampone: Balance is key for me. The importance of doing my job as a soccer player, a mom and a wife is all predicated on doing them all well. If I am unable to fulfill any of three roles, I end up being unsuccessful at all of them. But when I am able to do all three well, everything falls into place. I feel that getting balance is less about putting a measured amount of time into something but more about making the time you put in count. For example, my workouts now are much shorter than when I was young. But I am so much more efficient and productive because of my experience and knowing how to maximize my time.
What are your tips for balance?
Rampone: Concentrate on one thing at a time. Do not take on too much. Be in the present, always. You can only control what you can control. Balance is about perspective. You have to prioritize what’s important and what can wait. Don’t wear yourself thin, you’re only one person. There is a time for your career and there is a time for family. Separate the two and you will find it much more enjoyable.
How has being part of a team helped you with interpersonal/family dynamics?
Rampone: That’s a great question. I guess I would say that a successful family is much like a successful team. People must work together, sacrifice for the benefit of the team and constantly communicate. Our team is much like a family. We may not always all like everything about each other, but we have respect and are willing to do anything to help each other.
What things are important to you as a busy mom?
Rampone: Being a good wife and mother and also being good at my job are the priorities in my life. All three of these roles take a tremendous amount of effort and focus. I work hard to do all three well and I get tremendous satisfaction out of it.
Could you just be a mom? Could you just be an athlete?
Rampone: I was an athlete before I was a mom. And I may soon find out what it is like being only a mom since my career is drawing to a close. But by doing both I believe that I am setting a great example for my daughters, and hopefully other young women, that you can have it all.
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