THIS IS A BLOG POST I DISCOVERED TODAY (never published) THAT WAS WRITTEN MORE THAN 2 YEARS AGO...IRONICALLY, I FIND MYSELF BACK IN A SIMILAR PLACE, SO I'VE DECIDED TO POST THE ORIGINAL AND ADD A PART 2.
It was circa 2013 in Brooklyn, New York, I woke up one day and realized that I had been in complete denial about the "funk" I was in. Little by little it had been eating away and me, and up until that point I didn't want to acknowledge that my life felt like the gerbil on a spinning wheel...or better yet, the plot in the movie Groundhog Day.
Can anyone relate?
It looked a little something like this:
wake up - get dressed - feed my toddler - rush to get her dressed and to school - rush to get to work on time - work all day - rush to pick her up before the after-school program ended - rush to get home - fix dinner - draw her bath - read a few bedtime stories - spend a little quality time with my hubby - experience exhaustion - go to bed...REPEAT.
Who was this stranger staring back at me in the mirror? When did she add those extra pounds?WHAT happened to the fun-loving, creative, spiritual, happy person I knew I was? WHERE did the "date night" and "girls night out" evenings go?
WHEN did I lose my MOJO?
And most importantly, WHY was I allowing this IMPOSTER to live my life instead of me???
"Enough is enough" I declared, and began taking committed action to changing my circumstances. In addition to investing in myself by hiring a life coach, enrolling in an incredible experiential and transformational workshop followed by a 90 Day Leadership training program, I decided to take charge of my life - which included my health & well-being, and my spiritual journey. No more sitting behind a desk working for someone else. No more existing on "auto-pilot".
While "cracking the code" to passionately being my most authentic self, I realized that I wanted to help others do the same....and that's when I discovered HUMAN DESIGN...actually, I really think that Human Design discovered me.
NOT SURE WHY I STOPPED WRITING THAT POST BUT HERE IS PART TWO - WHERE I FIND MYSELF TODAY.
Three years ago, I convinced my husband to walk away from the life we were living. Basically, walk away from two six-figure salaries, and the hustle and bustle of New York in search of a better quality of life. You can read the details on "My Story" page here, but in a nutshell...I was in desperate need of change. Now, this isn't a "dig" to New York...I have had a deep love affair with NYC and all it has to offer...but I did desire to slow down the pace and turn up the sunshine... and unfortunately, my beloved city couldn't oblige.
For 2 1/2 years I got to live the life I dreamed about...regular trips to the beach, leisurely picking up my daughter from school while the sun was still shining, and experiencing the beautiful cocoon of my family nucleus that was nothing short of the best bonding time EVER.