Reflection and change
I realize it has been a while since my last blog, and this one will be a bit more on a personal level. Looking back at the last few years have been overwhelmed with the pandemic that has affected the world and so many families. Throughout these last few years, I have encountered more positive personal growth than at any other time.
It was a "perfect storm" in a way. At any other time in my life, it would have been an incredible and overwhelming struggle to keep it together. But in the midst of ramping up my business, I became friends with so many others in the industry. The friends that I made really helped me through and I am incredibly grateful and thankful.
It would be incredibly unfair to not mention my family. My family has remained supportive and strong throughout it all. I am so very thankful for my family for being so terrific and I love them so much!
I have tried to view my blog as entertaining and (hopefully) helpful. If I am able to help one person through my hours of typing and rambling, then it will all be worth it.
So with that in mind, the lesson I have learned is that it's never too late to re-invent yourself. It's never too late to change. You know the phrase "you can't teach an old dog new tricks". Well, that's just not true.
Change can happen and a lot of times change doesn't happen because change is difficult. We tend to follow the path of least resistance, which is usually staying the same, no matter how unhappy we are.
In order to take a few steps forward, it may be necessary to take many steps back. I know that has certainly been the case for me. In those times, it can be easy to go back to the old way of being or just believe it's not working. Those are the times where it is incredibly important to push back on the new changes. I have actually told myself "I want to change and to please allow me to change".
There are still times where I feel the "old me" trying to push back, but that voice has become quieter and quieter. The best part is realizing I did not need the parts of myself I wanted to change.
I am still on that journey of change, but enjoying the "new me" more and more.