You are Not Behind.
Happy Friday EVE, pretty people!!
Today, I am home.
I didn’t plan on being home today, but my youngest (age 12) woke up with a pretty high fever.
We don’t goof around with fevers in our house after having experienced a febrile seizure with her sister.
SO — I am home, monitoring, and administering medication around the clock.
If you’ve been with me for a while, and if you are a regular listener to the Slow Living podcast, you’ll know that —
I went back to work in the fall of 2018 after being home for over 12 years. It was time — and I’m really good at my job (I’m a school site secretary at a local elementary school)
but I love having the summers off.
and even though I’ve got a sick kid right now, I like having random days off here and there too.
I like doing my own thing, gardening when I feel like it, taking Sheldon for walks whenever it feels good, napping in the afternoons, folding laundry at a snail’s pace while I watch sappy Hallmark movies….
all of that. It’s completely hedonistic. And I love it.
(there’s always a but, isn’t there?)
because I’m human, I feel guilty about all of this lollygagging time.
Shouldn’t I be writing more, producing more, creating more, decluttering more, weeding more, reaching out to longlost relatives more?
and the answer is NO. I am exactly where I need to be. And so are you.
My favorite part about writing and speaking and coaching and teaching about All Things Slow Living is that I get to talk to myself.
(and noone thinks I’m weird or wants to institutionalize me…. )
But I needed this break. And you probably needed whatever break you took — or need the break you’re currently on— even if a piece of your brain was/is beating you up about it.
If we are lucky, life is long.
Each month, I work with only a select few people who really are ready to make a massive difference in their lives.
If you think you’d like to learn more about how I coach and how I can help you move forward with your goals and your life planning, you can read all about it, here:
and they ALL had this same limiting belief:
“I’m not doing enough”
Sure, there are tweaks and some fine-tuning — but if you are feeling run down and worn out and “at your wit’s end” — then you DO NOT need to add another plate to your stack.
Take a Deep Breath.
“Steph makes me feel like I really can have big dreams and goals and never made me feel silly or stupid. Instead, she helped me map out a plan to get there”