It's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop at the end.
After two weeks of incredible learning, growth, and transformation I was dropped back into reality on Sunday. Grandpa Jonesy likes to say "it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop at the end". I felt that this week. Those two weeks were like an alternate reality, I looked the same but turned into a whole new person. All that to say, when I got home we had the glorious 30-minute love fest that every parent/child experiences after a long separation. Once the 30 minutes was up, it was straight back to making lunches and breaking up fights. I'm happy to be home but this week has had me out of sorts and trying to assimilate all of my new knowledge while doing laundry and minivaning all over town.
The one way I've anchored myself to reality is through reflection on all of the blessings I've seen in my life recently. I started writing them down, I needed a tangible record because my mental list was getting so long it was hard to believe. I have a nightly gratitude journal practice which has had a profound impact on my life, but this was different. My amazing, gorgeous, smart as a whip LA roommate mentioned how much she appreciated me telling her about my "flow" stories, where life just brought me to people, places, things in a way that only God could have arranged.
My entire year I've spent time focusing on EASE and FLOW, not forcing things, waiting for doors to open effortlessly, taking care of myself, focusing on joy and above all else listening. It has been one of the best years of my life, hands down. With both boys heading off to school full time I was at a turning point. I patiently waited for direction, took action when it felt right and enjoyed the ride. Although it's the end of the year, this really is the beginning for me. In January I will officially launch my new career. I've been trained in Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), an incredible therapy technique that helps people leave behind old belief systems that are unconsciously derailing or negatively impacting their lives. I've always been fascinated with the mind, how past events impact us day to day and tools that can help us be the absolute best versions of ourselves and lead the lives we were always meant for. I'm so excited to help people. RTT had an immediate and profound impact on my life and I know it can do the same for others. Ease and flow have brought me to this point.
I'm excited to share more in the next few weeks. I'm posting a link to a podcast that discusses RTT. Take a listen and send me an email if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org