There’s a tender space in the in-between where what was and what is yet to come gives way to what is. It’s a pensive space of acknowledgement and gratitude for seeing how all life events line up for our greatest good and how bittersweet endings are disguised as new beginnings. A space where today has become the only day that matters.
The last several weeks have been filled with goodness and possibility. I’ve spent more time with friends and family than I have all year. Mornings are slow and unrushed with time to have a cup of coffee and even though I arguably have more on my agenda than I did before, the days seem longer and more fulfilling.
Unpacking nearly 12 years of memories and books was a huge emotional undertaking. I unearthed all of the notes and cards I had gotten from friends/colleagues and reread them – the love and support still pours out of their words. I found pictures from over the years – the 5K I founded, the group picture of the colleagues that came to witness my grad school graduation – and copious amounts of inspirational quotes. You know who you are when you have amassed a personal business library in the pursuit of knowledge! I’m grateful to now have a desk and functional work space so I no longer have to work off my dining room table.
Once that project was completed, there was a little more space to consider “what’s next?” Enter WomenVenture. Their mission and vision is to help women obtain economic self-sufficiency through the creation and growth of profitable and sustainable businesses and to empower entrepreneurial women with tools, capital, and support to lead businesses that create living wage jobs. Hugely inspiring right? More and more my heart is calling me to be women-focused with my coaching and leadership development. I’m excited to see where this leads me. Classes start Friday!
This space of in-between will be short lived as I am a couple weeks out from another major change. In the meantime, I find myself happy and at peace, busy creating a life I don’t need to escape from. Imagine that.
QOTD: “A world in which self-care has to be such a trendy topic is a world that is sick. Self-care should not be something we resort to because we are so absolutely exhausted that we need some reprieve from our own relentless internal pressure. True self-care… is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from [and] meeting your own needs”. ~ Brianna Wiest
Mood: Lying Down ~ Celine Dion
Share: Have you built a life you don’t need to escape from? What does it look like for you?