As we bring another week of the holiday season to a close…and inch ever so quickly to bringing 2024 to reality – let us take inventory!
What do you need?
We get caught up, angsty, annoyed – and then aware. “Hey…I have not done a damn thing for myself in…?”
Very often what we are going through can be mirrored on someone else. The things we tend to criticize or judge in the people we encounter are the very same things we are struggling with in our lives. We unknowingly pass judgement because of our own insecurity. But where does that lead us?
The quicker you can get to the root of why you are being someone else’s judge and figure out what is in your own head – the faster you will arrive at a solution. What is it that bothers you? What do you want for yourself?
And then we regroup and make a commitment to ourselves to continue to fill our cup, tackle that task, put ourselves first, or reach our own goal. Don’t begrudge someone just because they did the work and succeeded – jump on your own get it done bus!
As moms (and dads), we can feel like we are giving and giving and giving and there’s no end in sight to the amount that’s coming out of the water hose.
We all get stuck in a rut at times, and man…sometimes are worse than others.
You must put yourself first. Period.
A fellow coach and I chat on a regular basis – and it is so important to have that person outside your circle whether it be a therapist, coach, or mentor to bounce these things off.
I really appreciate the time and effort we put into each other’s well-being. We’re both business owners and understand those similar pressures of everyday life.
Inspiration is all around us.
The journey of building my own business has been an interesting one. I have pushed myself further than I ever could have imagined. Meeting new faces, and continually building my own confidence with each new day.
I honestly do not know what I expected.
I often wonder as I navigate this world on my own, what my journey in this last year would have looked like, if I had a partner by my side. Maneuvering through the dating world, while trying to build a business, run a household, as well as manage and reach my own goals is a nearly impossible feat. Cruising along the line of expectation and hope.
But you keep pushing – and hoping, maybe my partner in crime will show up for me along the way. You keep pushing, knowing you can help or add a little light to anyone you come in contact with. I once had a boss who described me as “the tonic that everyone seems to need” – I love that, and I take that with me, everywhere I go.
I started this blog eight years ago along with a dream. I did not know at the time, exactly where or how I would get there.
Do I post a blog on Monday’s, or Friday’s? When do people check their email most? Am I writing to everyone? Or No one?
Taking a leap of faith and letting go has been one of the scariest, and most rewarding feats of my life thus far.
Getting organized, getting creative – filling all those energy sources – and doing a lot of shadow work, unexpectedly in this journey. I have hit more triggers than I ever could have imagined.
As I put in a full day of creating, I am here when my kiddos get home…and at 5pm I can walk away, turn on the music and resume our kitchen dance party while I make dinner.
I would not trade this for anything.
Schedule something for yourself to get organized and on track for the new year.
A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
Stay positive, work hard, and make it happen. Good things are going to happen!
Sending you love!
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