I was living my life doing what I thought I was supposed to do, going to work, running errands, doing the laundry… rinse & repeat. This was what life was about right… crossing things off the never-ending list of things to do. It was where I got my sense of accomplishment from, getting things off the list. The more things I crossed off the list the better my life would be right?…… WRONG. I had no idea how wrong that was or that I was letting life happen TO me. I was stuck! Stuck in a life that I hadn’t planned on but one that I didn’t know how to get out of. The real problem was I didn’t know what I wanted, and I don’t even think I knew that I was allowed to have wants or wishes.
My girls were grown and on their own, I was working long days at an unfulfilling job and I had no idea why it all felt so meaningless. What was the first half of my life about? What did I accomplish? Who was I to want more? I quit my job, only to find out that the changing my job hadn’t changed me and that is where the change needed to happen (although I didn’t know it at the time). I registered for my first ever transformational workshop not knowing what to expect or what I thought I would gain from it but I knew I needed to do something different. It was one of the hardest, scariest, emotional, wonderful, enlightening weekends of my life. It turned out that the weekend had changed me and changed my life.
That weekend was the catalyst for me. It changed everything that I thought I knew. I finally understood that I needed to live with intention and purpose, and most importantly I knew what I wanted. I found myself. I found my values, I found my courage and I found my strength. It was scary…. terrifying actually, but it was so worth it.
It was the beginning of my journey to become a life coach for women. Each step brought me closer to my purpose, to help YOU find YOUR worth, YOUR passion, YOUR values and to know YOU are enough.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
Thank you Johnena! This is why I love to do what I do.