Hiatus is Over
It has been way too long since I’ve last written, and I’ve missed you and I’ve missed writing. Part of the reason I haven’t written is that I’ve been incredibly busy (I will explain), and I’ve also not been motivated (because I’ve been so tired). That is over now and I am ready to commit to regular blog posts again…I have so many great topics spinning in my head!
The last 18 months have been a whirlwind. But the last 10 months, in particular, have been a little crazy…I guess I should start with the pandemic…My kids and I came to South Florida to support my sister and quarantine together as a family. A couple of weeks turned into a couple of months, and before I knew it, I was considering an entire life change which included moving to South Florida. In order to make that happen a lot of things had to fall in place. When I walked away from the biggest contract of my coaching career, I walked away from more money than I ever made in my adult life. I found myself unemployed, and though I was still managing my business, it was not enough to sustain. As much as I love and will always maintain my coaching practice, I don’t want to be a full-time entrepreneur anymore. I don’t want all of the pressure of marketing, accounting, retirement, and insurance on my shoulders alone. I had to admit that to myself, and that clarity allowed me to pivot and figure out how I could continue to do what I love and was called to do while creating the life I want to live. Not an easy task during a pandemic. Once I got clarity on what I wanted and where I wanted to do it, things started to happen. I sold my home in GA and moved to South Florida and actually landed two remote full-time jobs. One of the jobs was during the day and the other was at night, and both were coaching! At the time financially I had a lot of catching up to do, so I had to do what I needed to do. So for the last 10 months or so, I worked 80 hours, maintained my business part-time, managed my family life, continued to work out for sanity, and maintained a limited social life. And guess what, I was happy and grateful every day! Unfortunately, writing was on the back burner. I just had no time or capacity or wherewithal to do it.
Clearly, that schedule was not sustainable, and the universe sent me signs that it was time to re-evaluate, make some changes, and trust the process. So I reviewed my budget and realized though it would be tight, and I would have to give up a few indulgences, I could be fine on one salary. I gave up one of my full-time jobs, and soon after, there was an opportunity for a promotion at the job I remained. I took a leap of faith and applied…and got it! I now get to train other coaches as they begin their coaching journeys! How amazing is that?!?! So now I am working one full-time job, my coaching/speaking practice continues to thrive part-time, and I can now dedicate time to my ultimate passion…writing! I have so many ideas…so please stay tuned and continue to rock with me!
So what have I learned over the last 10 months…
1. I learned to trust the process, and that I am capable of doing more than I ever imagined.
2. Life is truly what you make it, and I am responsible for creating the life I want to live.
3. Before working 80 hours a week, I wasted a lot of time…and now I want to fill that time with substance, love, joy, travel, fun, family, wellness…
Are you living the life you want to live? Are there steps you can begin to take now to get you where you want to be…Jot them down…reflect on them….and then take action…every step gets you closer (big or small). If you want some help along the way, I would love to be your coach. Sign up for a free consultation to explore!
So good to be back!