From depression and an overdose to marrying the man of my dreams to having multiple children. From being an accomplished violinist to wondering when my life will get started. . .it’s been a bit of a crap show, friends.
I remember years of feeling like I was going to burst if I didn’t make some progress on my goals, my dreams. It felt like I was constantly drowning in life even though I had “everything.”
What I didn’t have was peace. Fulfillment. Confidence that I could still be that fiery, driven woman I had been before my kids. That chick was freaking awesome. Eventually I just became a freaking awesome chauffeur, cook, errand-runner, housekeeper, organizer, personal assistant, etc.
I needed a release or I was going to lose my mind. Truth be told, I did lose my mind a few times. Lots of tears. Lots of gut-wrenching emotional pain. It was pretty ugly. Forget about taking “time for myself” with manicures, massages, and “girls nights out.” I wanted to create meaning in my life. I wanted incredible personal growth.
Here I am. Now. A published author. A classically-trained violinist with a degree in violin performance. A coach and speaker with my own women’s conference (check out the possibilities conference HERE). Mother of four, three with special needs, and another who’s figuring out how to be a sibling to them. Parents with health struggles.
It’s the good, the bad, and the (really) ugly, but it’s my life and I’m making the most of it. Through it all, I’ve been fascinated by human behavior and neuroscience, and that’s what brought me to coaching. I love helping other women with messy lives make sense of it all. It’s not always pretty, but it’s ALWAYS worth it.
I’m no superwoman but I play one in real life. You can too.