Having a blog is a truly wonderful thing but occasionally, when life gets awkward, it can feel a little like you are going through puberty a second time.You know, because the first time wasn’t uncomfortable enough. Boy, these past two years have definitely felt like a renaissance into that pimply, hormonal stage of my life. Except with slightly less hair mascara and (hopefully) better dress sense.
But – as with puberty – all these growing pains have been directly related to my development and furthering as a human. I’ve learnt a lot and not just about periods this time.
The timing of this immersion back into self-discovery is hardly surprising; just over 2 years ago I also became a mother. I should have known that this was going to hurl me back into the land of the unsure. Trying to redefine myself in this new skin and to emerge triumphant as my best self. [/left][right]
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
However you don’t exactly get a road map while looking for that best self of yours. Not only that but you are guaranteed a few detours, the odd traffic jam and maybe a bingle or two. When I finally arrived at the destination it looked completely different to what I was expecting. And I liked it so much that I’ve decided to park my car and set up camp.
Life feels really good here. You know those people that quit work in the big smoke to go live on a farm with a goat and a few sheep? That. That’s exactly how I am feeling.
I have a whole new career, a new focus and a new handle on my own boundaries. I am a more present mum, a more spontaneous wife, a better listening daughter, a more reliable friend and a more successful entrepreneur. Yes, shit still happens and things go wrong but I am better equipped to deal with them not to mention more accepting to the reality that life is bumpy. Basically, I am just really happy.
I haven’t quite found the words for it all yet but I will definitely be sharing what i’ve learnt along the way – and what a back catalogue?! Believe me, you will be getting my thoughts on all sorts of things from surrender, flow, weight loss, balancing motherhood with work, my definition of balance, finding your purpose, the humble calorie and then above all – being yourself. Proudly. Bravely. Goofily if that’s your thing. (psst… it’s mine).
Before all that looking back though, I want to look forward first. Have a little chat about what you can expect around these parts and explain how I got here and why I am no longer health coaching (and am healthier for it). An overview of what I will be putting into the world and hopefully how I can make yours a little brighter.
I also made the decision that this year would be the year that I step into the realm of videos. I love videos because whenever I watch them I instantly feel like I know the person behind them better. Which is also why I keep watching Adam Levine videos. So please enjoy the vid and the weird little dance my accent seems to do between Kate Winslet and Steve Irwin.
Click the image below to check it out…