I worked with a wellness coach this past fall. If you have not heard of coaching it is basically someone that calls you and keeps up with your life. Your coach is there to encourage and support you. It is definitely different than therapy. Therapy, which I have been in weekly for the last 6 years and on and off for 10 before that, is work and can be really intense. Most weeks it is very intense.
I downloaded with my coach before making my decision to move into Luckett’s. She was very concrete with me and said something like, “Christen, even if you sell nothing (because that was a huge fear) or you decide not to do it for a long period, you will just bomerang back to the place you are now just with a bit more experience.” Basically, you will loose nothing. Ahhhh. I sat with that for a few days. I would loose nothing from trying something new? In fact, it would just confirm the existence of that little light that shines deep inside me, whispering that I am brave.
Many of my mom friends are entering a new phase of life where we no longer have babies in the house. We are faced with the decision of what to do with our time. Let me be clear, there is NOT much time during the day because we are still moms running around like chickens, but some of my friends have talked about starting to dive into something new. We are brave, but we don’t want to rock the boat too much, do we? What if we make changes in our schedules, our finances, our childrens’ lives, our energy level and it does not work out? Well, you would just end up where you are now. Boomerang.
There is room for all of us in our families to start on a new adventure. It will mean that you will be visible to your family and your friends and your neighbors, but if you are lucky they will just want to love and support you. It’s really about how YOU feel and what you are up for taking on.
At the end of the day, if an opportunity arises, sometimes it’s okay to jump. It may work out, it may not be ideal for you. Sounds a bit uncomfortable, but so is living with “What if?”