When I was 38, I had been married for 12 years and my children were 11, 9, and 6.
Life was great. Like, really great!
My husband had a great job, our kids were in a good school, I was taking care of our home, we traveled often, and everyone was healthy.
From the outside, we had it all. Life couldn’t get any better. I was happy and had the life I'd always dream of having.
But honestly, I was also slowly dying inside. I felt unfulfilled.
I woke up every day and went through the motions.
Life was happening TO me, and I was pretty much showing up without a plan and no intentions.
My kids didn’t need me as much as they used to, so I struggled to know my purpose.
I often asked myself, “Is this it? Is this all there is to life?”
In my head I beat myself up for not feeling fulfilled by the awesome life I had.
I felt ashamed that it wasn’t enough and that I wanted more. I felt greedy for wanting more.
I didn’t like the woman I had become either…tired, cranky, impatient, serious, and overweight. I desperately missed the fun, happy-go-lucky, spunky, flirtatious, spontaneous young women I once was before I was a wife and a mother.
At the same time, though, something inside me felt like she wasn’t gone…she was just buried deep down under the stress, perfectionism, and oreos.
Wanting to feel like myself again outweighed the shame I felt for not feeling fulfilled. That’s when I began the journey back to myself.
I started working with a life coach.
She listened to me more carefully than anyone ever had. She asked me tough questions. She got me thinking. She also encouraged me, inspired me, and taught me how to dream big again.
I learned how to love myself again.
And the biggest thing, I learned that it’s ok to take care of myself just as well as I take care of everyone else.
Digging deep wasn’t always easy. I journaled and journaled some more. I stepped out of my comfort zone. I tried new things and met new people. And you know what? It’s been the BEST work I’ve ever done. It’s been 1000% worth it.
Doing this work on myself inspired me to be trained to be a life coach.
I’m on a mission to show other mamas how to reconnect with themselves and how to take care of themselves.
Maybe you are feeling like I did, like there’s got to be more to life, but you have no idea what that could be.
Maybe you know what you’d love your life to look like, but have no idea how to get there.
Maybe you’d just like to be able to get through the day without four cups of coffee and a nap.
No matter where you are on your journey, this is a soft place to land where you’ll never be alone and we can figure things out together. Promise.
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