August is crazy for me with two kids birthday’s 8 days apart and parties to plan. After celebrating my oldest birthday over the weekend, I was ready to get back into a routine.
And just like that, life happened and things got crazier. My youngest had hand mouth and foot disease and I thought he was fine to go back to daycare but apparently not. Daycare wouldn’t take him for two days.
I was ready for another day of shuffling around my schedule, getting stuff ready for my parents to take him when my husband called to tell me, daycare took him since he was way better than on Monday!
Yeah and now I had time on my hands since I was planning on working from home. Typically, I would watch my DVRs and then start my day but I wanted to really embrace this time to myself.
I wanted to complete an exercise my coach recommend and I decided to really make it an event, like a date with myself. Because how often do I have time in the early morning all to me?
I got my ice coffee, put on a YouTube on Law of Attraction that played music in the background and began to write out my responses to the exercise.
Wait (record scratching)….
Who is this person? Coffee, yes! Law of attraction stuff…not so much.
But I decided to do it anyway. After I completed the exercise I felt great, accomplished and ready for the day. The sun was shining in my kitchen and I could feel its warmth and I smiled thinking, what a great day!
What I realized in that moment is I’m a different person than I was at the beginning of the year. At the beginning of the year I was in a lonely, dark, low place. Working out would have helped me pull myself out of that funk but since I had injury upon injury that was not an outlet I could depend on.
Instead I had to be open to trying new things like meditation, yoga, reading up on self-love, manifestation, and law of attraction. Because I was open to different things this year, I joined a group with a coach to help me realize my full potential.
And that group has lead me to realize I have a coaching program just waiting to come out and share with other women. It’s in the works…so stay tuned!
My point is if we close ourselves off, we might not gain the growth we need for the next phase. I am a firm believer that when things aren’t working, something better is coming.
In order to get to that something better, we have to allow and be open to what is coming.
What have you been open to lately? Or what are you going to open yourself to?
Till next time….Sparkle on!