Have you ever been stuck in an old story, an old vision of yourself? Maybe it’s a story that was comfortable or held significance for you, so you held on tight to that vision even if it was limiting or outdated.
That’s where I’ve been for awhile now.
In 2011 I started The Brighter Side of Life. When I did that, I was finally stepping consciously onto my own path and sharing my authentic voice with the world. It marked a huge shift in my life. I decided I’d no longer downplay my positivity out of concern that it wasn’t the common perspective, and I’d stop letting fear hold me back from writing.
I stepped up to what I felt called to do, and haven’t looked back since. Well, until a year ago.
You see, last spring I started a new blog. Actually, it’s a website and blog for my coaching business. But I haven’t really put it “out there” to everyone yet. It’s not that I’ve been hiding it, but for some reason I hadn’t felt really ready to announce it.
And now I realize why.
For a couple of decades I felt lost, disheartened and stuck. I didn’t know how to fix it. It was painful and I felt empty. Then four years ago I worked with a life coach who helped me dig deep, uncover my purpose and find my path, and that changed the course of my life. Which is incredible and I’m so grateful, but even so…
I’ve been stuck in the old story of me. There’s strange comfort in sticking with what you know, even if it means stalling your own growth. And I haven’t been ready to say goodbye to the “old me.”
And so, I’ve been holding onto this site. It’s so near and dear to my heart and it marks what feels like the real start of my journey. I guess I haven’t been ready to close the book on it and officially start a new one.
I’ve been trembling at the edge of something important, and rather than leaping and knowing I’ll find my wings, I keep looking back at the beautiful things just behind me.
Do I know what the path ahead of me will bring? No.
Am I scared? Yes. But I’m excited too. So here it is. I’m taking the leap and spreading my wings.
I’ve done my best to show up openly, honestly and vulnerably here since I started this blog, so now it’s time to share the more recent steps along my path.
Last year I officially started my business, Your Inspired Life. I’m a life coach, though I prefer to call myself a personal empowerment coach. I empower women to find their spark, recognize how amazing they are and step into a life they love.
I find that too often women put themselves on the back burner in favour of putting everything else – career, family, hectic schedule, life – first. Then one day they wake up and realize they’re unfulfilled, and they want more for the next chapter of their life. That’s where I step in to help.
I continue to blog over at my new site, sharing my vulnerability and positive perspective with the world just as I’ve always done here. Join me!
So there it is. I’m now owning where I’m at on my journey. It’s time for me to focus on Your Inspired Life and close the cover on The Brighter Side of Life. I’d love to continue the journey with you. If you’d like to subscribe to my new blog, you can do that here.
If you’ve been reading my posts for awhile now, I can’t thank you enough. Your comments, perspective and positive energy mean so much to me. And if you’re new to the site, thank you so much for visiting! I hope the posts uplift or inspire you in some way.
Hop on over to my new blog! Can’t wait to see you there.
I wish you much joy on your journey, and the courage to spread your own wings.