Have you ever watched a baby giraffe or baby deer take their first steps? It is the most beautiful yet awkward thing to watch. If you are anything like me, you almost reach for the screen to keep the animal from falling. Starting over can feel like those first new steps by the baby giraffe … More Action Not Perfection
Listening to my pastor teach bible class the other day made me remember that I need not stress about making the right decision about my career path. He reminded us that all things work together. It’s true, too. I can remember stressing over leaving one job to go to another so that I could work … More It All Works Out
What about you? Are you settling where you are because familiarity is better than uncertainty? Are you staying put because stability is more attractive … More Choose You
Humility can be one of the biggest challenges of starting over at any age. Having to learn new things about yourself, others, and new situations can feel intimidating and at times unwelcoming but it is necessary. Avoiding this part of the journey can leave you in a place that was supposed to be the beginning … More Humble Yourself
Starting over after 40 plus years old can be a challenge but it can be rewarding. Add in a newfound mental health diagnosis or learning disability and suddenly your life choices make so much sense. I have been unofficially diagnosed as having ADHD by a mental health provider. I still have some diagnostic tests to … More Ready To Dream Again
Do you remember a time where you did the minimum on a project at work, home, church, or even in your personal goals? Are you ignoring or minimizing an opportunity because you are afraid to mess up? It was given to you for a reason. Work with what you have in your hand. Let’s chat … More What’s In Your Hand?
Have you ever locked your keys in the trunk of your car or in the ignition? Once you realize that the doors are locked there is this moment of sheer panic of what the heck are you going to do. In some cases, it’s as simple as pulling out the spare key to open the … More If the Doors Close, What’s Next?
The most challenging part of starting over is learning something new. We judge our present ability to do our new job based on our past experience with our old job. We beat ourselves up for missing a step in our new process as quickly and as efficiently as we did when we audited our old … More Embrace the New
This is the thought that I have had multiple times this year as the president of my Toastmasters club. See I have never really served in a leadership role with a title. I have absolutely been a leader in most of my jobs but never with a title. This year has been quite interesting, to … More If God Doesn’t Stop Stretching Me!
Have you ever changed your mind about something and felt like you needed to explain why? Changing your life and/or lifestyle beyond a certain age can feel scary. Add in the need to explain why to those closest to you or even a complete stranger and it might leave most of us feeling anxious. It … More No Explanation Needed