Your Story

Your Story

 Your Story

 
How many times have you had to reinvent yourself so far?

Your transition from childhood to adulthood and all that comes with it. Relationships, career changes, losses, endings and new beginnings, and of course, the question that’s in the back of most people’s mind no matter how old we are.

Who do I want to be when I grow up?

If you’re a parent, of all the roles you’ve ever assumed, this is the one that you identify with the most.

Whether you stayed home to raise your kids or not, your children became the center of your world. You juggled work and parenting as best you could. You put yourself on the back burner.

When your kids were born, people told you to enjoy every moment because time flies and before you knew it, they’d be gone.

You listened, but those dreaded first months and years, you were too tired and overworked to even think about your kids being old enough to leave the nest. As they continued to grow and move from one development stage to the next, all you could do was try to keep up with them.

And time flew.

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The kids are now young adults. They’re living their lives.

You’ve been a caretaker for most of your life. You haven’t had the time to prepare for this transition. How does one prepare for it anyway?

Yes, you’ve always wished for more time and space for yourself. You’ve been yearning for some “Me” time. Now that it’s happening, you have no idea what you’re going to do with yourself.

You’re standing on the edge of a road you’ve never traveled before. You’re experiencing a deep sense of loss, apprehension, and loneliness.

These are some of the questions you’re asking yourself:

1) Who am I without them and how will my relationship with the kids look from now on?
2) What am I going to do? What is my purpose?
4) How do I  make this time count?
5) What kind of contribution do I want to make?
7) Where do I begin?


Think of what you want to restore, create, and nurture.

You may want to adopt a healthier, more vibrant lifestyle, start a business, and pursue your passions. Your relationships; they’ll be changing too as you enter this new phase.

How you look at life will inform what happens next and how you’ll approach your new reality.

I see life as a garden; always changing, always transforming.

A garden needs  attention, love, patience, and our willingness to do the work. It’s no secret that my garden means a lot to me. It’s taught me that it takes vision, patience, timing, and the willingness to try, fail, let go,
and try again.

As the master gardener of your life, you get to decide what to plant. It’s your vision that breathes life into your plot.

When you look at your garden do you see the lush, vibrant garden you envisioned?

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Let’s say you’re ready to make some changes.

What’s stopping you from going ahead?

What if you could . . .

— Overcome self-doubt
— Let go of the old and open up to possibilities
— Find a renewed sense of purpose and clarity
— Learn to take good care of yourself, and
— Launch your new beginning with confidence?

 

Imagine feeling excited at the prospect of recreating your life, tapping in to forgotten passions and interests, rediscovering romance, and renewing your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. See yourself basking in your new-found confidence as you jump into action. You’ve earned this.

If this is something you’d like to work on, I can help you get there.

Of course there’s always a choice. You can . . .

— Continue doing what you’re doing and find contentment in what is;
— Put your quest on hold and wait for the right time; OR

— Grab your gardening gear and begin working on your garden, one day at a time.

There’s nothing wrong with these choices as long as you’re the one who chooses. No one can tell you what choice is best for you.

I’m inviting you to sign up for a Stepping Stone Conversation. It’s a free-of-charge, 15-min. session that I offer to potential clients and people who’d like to know more about the coaching process.

Don’t be a stranger. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Until then, remember. . . this is a time of opportunity and growth. This is your chance too for a new beginning. Enjoy it!

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