I am calmed down and less emotional than I was when I wrote the last blog. I did not realize how emotional I had become until I actually wrote everything that I did. Thank you to all of those that reached out in the past few days. I have not had a chance to get back to many of you, but please know I am so grateful. I have been doing a lot of self coaching in the past month and what I have learned is that sometimes it's best to reach out to another coach or someone that can look at the situation more objectively. I realized that my mom moving to the new unit was in many ways the acknowledgment that she has moved to the next phase and I was not ready. I felt like a mama bear defending her cubs when I was reacting to the situation involving my mom. Have you reacted this way previously? How do you handle stressful situations? Is there someone you can reach out to when needed? Perhaps I can assist as a coach.
I can't say I'm 100% happy as I leave the area, but I know my sister with her schedule will be going in at different times of the day and will keep an eye on things. She knows how I feel and what I have observed so far. We talked quite a bit last night about the entire situation and shed a few tears along the way. We are all going through this together and as my sister just said, we have to determine what's best and what do we expect. Love my sister!
I know that when I return to Massachusetts in October I will change up how I have handled my time and stress. I will join a gym so I can get out every day. My walking is good, but it's not strength training. I need to do both. As we move closer to winter I will need to experiment with how I get my exercise in as I won't be walking in snow and ice. Cold I can handle, but darkness, snow and ice not so much. Do you change your workouts when the weather changes? Any suggestions?
I have determined that I will be one month in Virginia and one month in Massachusetts. I have not spent this much time with my family in 32 years...I'm sure they will get sick of me at some point. I originally planned upon retirement to start working part time in September and now I have to see if any one wants to hire me a month on and a month off. Do you think there are any jobs out there that I can find? Yes I have to work on my businesses as well to get them in shape. I shrunk my other business a bit to accommodate my crazy summer, but I really want to work on expanding the coaching that I do. I have a seminar and dinner in September to begin the process of expanding. You know me I love to be busy and keep my mind occupied.
I think I will end it here today. Thanks for reading and being part of this journey. If there is anything in particular you would like to see covered in the future, please let me know. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine
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