You guys, I’ve been spending the last several weeks making changes, lots of changes. Overcoming fears and diving head first into uncharted waters – scary for sure but exhilarating and exciting! I started this journey almost 2 years ago…the one where I needed to make a change in my life because I was drowning in unhappiness even though I didn’t really know it. I hated my job, but stayed because I loved the people. I stayed because it was easy. I stayed because it was convenient. I died a little more every day back then. I was on auto pilot. Then I woke up and realized that if I didn’t make a change I would make everyone around me miserable.
So I jumped – out of the plane without a parachute. I had no idea what I was going to do. No idea what I wanted to be. I had dreams but no solid plan on how I was going to achieve them. I interviewed with companies that I had zero desire to work for. I did personal marketing plans, resumes and updated all of my social media accounts. I paced the floor with worry. I looked at my children and wondered what they thought of me. I felt fear.
Then I woke up. One day I woke up and realized that the only way I was going to be able to find myself was to pay attention to myself. So I got a coach and she helped me peel back the onion. She helped me realize that I didn’t want to do it any other way but mine. That my dreams and goals were too big for me to follow someone else’s rules. That I needed to be helping other people reach their dreams too. And that’s what I do. I found my purpose. I found my sense of self, I found my direction, I found my calling. I found it through the most important people in my life, my husband and my boys. I want to give that gift to every parent on the planet. I want them to have that security, that serenity, that place where yes, sometimes it sucks but most of the time it’s really great.
Parenting is hard. Relationships are hard. Marriage is hard. But when you find a stable footing, it’s all worth it. When you have a partner who is in the trenches with you on the same page as you are, it’s all worth it. Will there be bad days, yep there will. But there will be way more good ones – if you focus on the right stuff.
I’ve learned a lot of lessons over the last month, about myself and about my business and I forgot to be afraid of it. I was so damn excited about it that fear never played into the equation. When balance happens things shift. Confidence emerges, peace enters and fearlessness takes over. I can do anything I set my mind to – in my relationships, in my parenting, in my business. I have that power, and I have that support. That’s what I give back. Power to parents who feel like they’re flailing, like they’re treading water barely able to stay afloat. I give them hope and encouragement to make changes that will empower them to have their dreams fulfilled.
If you’re harboring any doubt about where you want to be in your relationship or your parenting, jump in. Make the change. Find your power. It feels so damn good!
Pay it forward to yourself today, find a quiet space, meditate, take some time to think about who, what and where you want to be. Listen to your gut, because that’s where it all begins.
Happy Friday! xo