Renee Trudeau recently wrote,
“It’s so easy to fall asleep, to move through our days on auto pilot, to keep doing what “seems to work”–rather than finding the energy to stretch and come into a higher expression of who we are professionally and personally.”
For me, the status-quo is changing. I am transitioning from a relatively low-stress, part-time job that I’ve had for 4 years since my youngest daughter started kindergarten. I needed a great deal of flexibility when she was 5. When she was getting sick from all the germs of kiddos not washing their hands. I wanted to be home to help with the homework. Oh the 1st grade homework… My son is a 7th grader. Now, in a blink of an eye, my little girl is turning 10 and going to be entering 5th grade. She’ll be in middle school before I know it. So, for me, it’s time to turn off auto pilot.
So I’m jumping in. Feet first. Into freezing cold water. Waking up. I am entering this scary, unknown world of complete self-employment as an:
- Independent Human Resources Consultant
- Contract Hiring Specialist
- Personal Renewal Group Facilitator
Three different things. Possibly too many moving parts in the air? If I’m being completely honest, part of me is thinking, “What in the hell am I doing?”
It’s scary. Terrifying, actually.
My paycheck is going to be variable. I have no idea what will stick, and what won’t. I am not naive enough to believe that everything will work out, yet I can’t afford to fail at all of them at once.
And still, there are other things I dream about doing one day. Writing a book. Facilitating women’s retreats. Combining my renewed-found love for mountain biking with something that I’m already doing. Yet, I’ve learned. I pause. Because I know that I can’t do more than I have on my plate right now. I can’t do more without sacrificing my well-being. My families’ well being. So I pause.
As much as I need to wake up, I also need to find time to rest. To rejuvenate. And this is the art of Self-Care. Finding the harmony of both waking up and finding time to rest. This is Spring Symphony.
If you would like to join me on a journey of Self-Renewal, and discover what it means for you how to reclaim, rejuvenate and re-balance your life as a mother, contact me. Personal Renewal Groups are starting in September.
Renee’s blog can be found here: Embracing the Status Quo