Stop judging your life decisions. I was going to be gentle today but decided that someone else needed to know what I have just learned in the same way that I learned it. You are welcome. Life decisions are not meant to be judged but to be appreciated for the lessons that they teach us. … More Was It Really Wasted Time?
I have really gotten into baking the last few years or so. I went through a period when I would make brownies with walnuts. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I learned that cutting into the brownies too early could affect the entire batch. Cut too early and the moist chocolatey goodness would … More Patience in the Process
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
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
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