Thank you for taking the time to care for yourself, I know that the journey can takes it toll and I know that the value of friendship in moments of hardship can be the biggest gift of all.
Let me share a little of my own imperfect life....
For the last 30 something years, I’ve been a business woman, wife, mother, athlete. Married an amazing man, created a beautiful family together, bought a farm, built a thriving business. My marriage of 20 years ended five years ago and managing my children living in two different households, was tougher than I expected, working full time and building a new career and a new life to boot.
2018 was our family's worst with the loss of the my husband Scott and in that moment I knew that there was no choice. I had to step up and be the leader of my family and my own life.
The realisation that we all have a choice on how life can be, but very few of us choose to live an intentional life.
In the words of your flight attendant… please put your life jacket on before helping others. ( words to live by!) I had zero plan for my future and needed to build one fast. One night sitting alone I realized that I needed to make my own plan, that as a woman I was highly capable to take care of myself and my future.
Mastering my mind, ( and my grief) building a plan for my life, supporting my kids and building a network of women to surround myself with was now priority number 1!
I started down this road for myself and turning my life around. Professional Coaching and my three years of study and over 20 years in business and finance, ( yes, still an overachiever) ... gave me the skills to delve deeply into how we take on too much, do too much and how we can start to honor ourselves more. We all need to take care of ourselves first, and I was able to find my gift for sharing what I had learnt with other women who were facing life changing moments in their lives too. It could be breakups or breakdowns. compassion and deep connection. Someone to walk alongside while we build a better life. A life to be proud of, and above all, A PLAN! God Damn it!... too many of us don't have a plan. Waiting for a fairy tale to befall us. News flash..... there is no other fairy tale. We are the fairy tale and it's up to us to be responsible for our own future.
I started to really listen to women and their stories. Those of love and loss, starting over. Being single and finding a way to live healthy, happy and wealthy lives. We don't need too much, we just need enough.
Life is short, very… very… short in the whole scheme of things. You all taught me that. Thank you.
And then I finally found depth in my own life, to write and walked into my own journey and started helping others rebuilding lives, and along the way rebuilt my own. Giving women the tools via my eBooks and one on one sessions to change up their own game plans is my way of giving back and making sure that we as women always have a plan for ourselves and our families.
I’m really thankful my experiences reminded me of the value of time and finding how to balance it with the experiences and people who bring happiness into my life.
You don't have to go it alone.
Please if you do this one thing, do this,
Honor yourself and build a map for yourself.