Well hello again. Today is March 16. One full month since this amazing life-changing, unbelievably magical and transformational journey began. And all I can say is, wow. And thank you. To myself, to the universe, to my teachers, to my loved and cherished friends and family.
There’s so much I’ve gotten from this journey. I feel like 30 days ago, I was a different person, and in many ways, I really was.
The amazingly cool thing is that I got exactly what I was looking for. I got clarity. Sweet, beautiful, clarity.
In 30 days, I….
- discovered that I really want to do something more along the lines of life coaching
- owned that feeling, honored it, and shared it with others
- signed up with excitement and confidence for Martha Beck’s 2011 life coaching program
- attracted 2 amazing ideal scholarship clients for my new business, Quarter Life Clarity
- came up with the name Quarter Life Clarity
- bought an entirely new wardrobe
- attended Fabienne’s March meeting
- signed up and attended her Client Intensive Day
- attracted a new and amazing accountability partner and weekly MM group
- decided to sign up again for another year of Gold MM
- found clarity around my relationship with FF
- started speaking to a girl in the last day or so who might end up being nothing more than one date but is stellar on paper
- started to track my accomplishments, what I ask for and is then given, and what I’m grateful for
- got a haircut
- read you squared
This is what I’ve realized, among many many other things: When life feels scary, overwhelming, anxiety-provoking, and out of control, the best thing to do (at least for me) is to just stop. To turn off the TV. To close my eyes. To breathe. And to. just. BE.
And that’s not so easy. We’re all in “to-do” mode so much of the time, that the concept of honoring not doing not only feels foreign, but also extremely uncomfortable.
Here’s the thing. We have the power to calm ourselves, to provide the answers we’re looking for, and to craft solutions for the obstacles in our way. In order to do this, however, we must (a) believe we can, (b) give ourselves the time and space to get quiet, and (c) wait patiently for comfort and guidance to warmly embrace us.
You’re not alone. I’m not alone. But oftentimes, we all feel very alone. When I feel overwhelmed, I often seek comfort outside of myself - oftentimes in people. We all have our drug of choice - food, alcohol, whatever it is. And look, I’m the first person to say that craving a hug after a bad day, indulging in a pint of Ben and Jerrys, or having a glass of wine to calm your nerves is perfectly healthy, extremely common, and beyond reasonable and valid.
BUT, we have the power to provide that exact comfort to ourselves. Sure, hugs, Ben and Jerrys and Merlot might help, but we can provide the same level of comfort by going within and reaching out to ourselves for support. And to know that you can count on you, that you have the power and ability to provide yourself with comfort and guidance, well, it doesn’t get more empowering and rewarding than that.