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Life is a Marathon...

One of the hardest things I face is: slowing down.


I just want to get there


~Traveling used to be brutal for me. I hated the time in between leaving home and just getting there.


~In business, I want a full calendar of clients, supporting partners, and my own space for the retreats and events I want to host…


~In my relationships, well, I used to think, “Why can’t they just get there?” (as if I was already there!!)


Over the last three years my family has faced many losses and faced with some hard decisions.


One in particular was when my Mom passed away in 2021 and we were faced with a decision to move through a probate process. It’s a good thing I didn’t know what I was getting into! But as with many decisions we face, we believed it was the best decision at that time.


I learned a lot that year about slowing down because my life was literally put on hold—my main focus became putting my Mom’s affairs in order, and to fix up and sell my childhood home.


With my business and parts of my life on hold, and not really knowing how to navigate the probate process, I really had to rely on others for support. Things definitely slowed down in all aspects:


~Most of my time was spent traveling to Arizona from California. I “lived” in Arizona about 6 months that year and those trips gave me time to reflect on my life. I began enjoying the scenery, even saw different things along the way with each trip.


~I became very intentional with the time I had with my family and friends. As I spent days, sometimes weeks, away from my husband and daughter, I realized how life can take crazy turns and affect our connection if I allowed it.


~I had to rely on the legal process, which can be soooooo slow at times! Relying on the expertise of others (and sometimes stepping in to do what needed to be done) was overwhelming. Many times I felt defeated and it seemed as if it would never end.


But that season of my life did end and my life hasn’t been the same…


2021 was one of the hardest times I’ve faced, but it was also a year for slowing down to:

    ~Really take care of myself

    ~Think through difficult decisions

    ~Navigate life-changing circumstances

    ~Take time to reflect and practice gratitude

    ~Truly know what it’s like to slooooooooooooow down!


When you look at where you’re at right now, do you have similar feelings of wanting to get there?


What does there look like?


How does slowing down affect your desire to get there?


As always, however you are feeling today, I want you to know that you are never alone. I encourage you to reach out—if not to me, then to someone!


Give me a call or click here to schedule a 30-minute complimentary chat.


I believe in you,


Teresa


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