22 Feb How did I get here???
My life has been a crazy ride for the last couple of years. I thought I would share with you a little bit of the story behind this blog and my desire to share what I have learned so far.
My daughter was five months old (my second daughter in two years.) I had a loving husband, wonderful family and friends, a nice home, a job I enjoyed. I had all the trappings of a perfect life. Pretty much everything I ever wanted. Or thought I wanted. Yet there was something missing. I didn’t know what it was. All I knew was I was unhappy. And I was angry. Really angry. Like slow boil, festering angry. It would manifest on different days and in different ways but it was there all the time and I had no idea why.
I had this grumpy monologue running in my head all the time as I cared for my children, went to work, did mountains of laundry and unloaded the dishwasher for the eighty-millionth time. The worst part about it (aside from feeling this way all the time) was that I didn’t tell anyone. I felt guilty being so blessed in so many ways and not feeling happy every minute. I loved my husband and I adored my children. How could I possibly need something more when I have so much?
So I ignored it and continued on. Until I couldn’t ignore it anymore. As it turns out what was missing was me. I had completely lost myself in eight years of marriage and the overwhelm of working full time and raising two babies.
Through soul searching, creative play, personal coaching and reconnecting with things I love to do, I have found myself again. It is awesome! I’ve learned so much these last two years and I am learning more every day. The good news is that I am now completely and joyfully fulfilled and by outside appearances my life is exactly the same. This is possible for you!
Often we tell ourselves that change has to be something drastic. You have to leave your job or your marriage or your town to be happy but small changes in your daily life can have drastic effects.
The joy and love in my heart and my life is so incredible now. I want everyone to feel like this! That is why I started this blog. I want to share the strategies I’ve learned and the steps I’ve taken to go from waking up in this life unhappy to waking up in the same life grateful, joyful, inspired and full of love.