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
Being consistent is going to the gym on a Tuesday since you missed Monday. Being consistent is choosing to eat your lunch that you planned to eat yesterday rather than ordering out again. Being consistent is continuing to save $20 per week even though you missed the last two Fridays.
…shift your thinking. Ask yourself does it have to be all or nothing? … More All or Something
Stop judging your journey. Stop comparing your journey to others. Most importantly, extend yourself some grace. The 2011 version of you did not have the wisdom, experience, or knowledge that the 2021 version of you had. … More Don’t Quit
Maybe we spend too much time comparing the details of the pain rather than the pain itself. One person’s pain is not greater or less than because it’s not talked about as much… … More Will You Choose Empathy?