Over thirteen years ago when my oldest son was four and my daughter was one years old, I made the decision to go deeper with my life. I was happy. We traveled a lot as a family. Pat and I dated frequently. My children were loved and secure but something was missing for me. I felt unfulfilled personally and I didn’t really know why. I was surrounded by women from one of the playgroups I attended but, somehow I still felt alone whenever I wanted to discuss my next steps and possibilities. I didn’t want to go through the motion of “the good life” without really considering what I truly wanted that life to look like.
I found the women in my neighborhood only interested in their nine to five jobs and my dreams were often displaced in our conversations. I needed and wanted more women who could relate to me. I found the women in my playgroups only interested in talking about their children well-being while ignoring their own. I found that I was a pain in my husband’s ass because I wanted him to fulfill me because I did not know what I wanted for myself. I wanted my husband to advise me about what I should be doing next with my life. Go figure? I found that many of my girlfriends loved me but they weren’t growing either. We were content and had settled. I soon learned that talking about my big plans and goals disconnected us. They just weren’t there. I’m keeping this note to you 100% real. This was my journey. Can you relate?
Thirteen years later, I have built that dream which started with one brick at a time. Truthfully when I look back at so much of what I’ve accomplished, I realize that all of I really did was make a decision to do something about being unfulfilled. I knew that I could accomplish more in my life but I did not have a plan. Nothing ever lined up perfectly along this journey and yet it was the perfect path for me. I invested in mentorship, relationships and communities that challenged me to go deeper. I decided that being unfulfilled was no longer an option on my menu of life. I decided that it was my responsibility to invest in my future and that included relationships, education and training. I did whatever I needed to do to grow into my highest vision of myself. I wanted an ROI for my own life and that meant that I had to shift how I spent my money, energy and time and invest in places that grew me personally and professionally. That is what I have done.
In just twenty days at the Time for Mom-me Retreat & Experience weekend, I will have the opportunity to support more women to go deeper with their own lives. The opportunity excites me because I know that when women get clear about their possibilities they really can accomplish whatever they want. My life changed because I decided that I was a worthy investment. I decided that my happiness was a priority. I decided that my family deserved all of me and not some fragmented version. I decided that I was willing to do whatever I needed to do to change my life. That is when my life changed.
What about you?
I hope this note supports you with your next steps. I’d love for you to join me at the Retreat weekend. If you want more for your life and business, it is time to get serious about making it happen. Space is very limited. Only 8 seats left. Visit www.timeformom-meretreat.com to learn more.
The Mom Strategist(R)
Life and Business Mentor for Mothers