Moving on to another phase of life can be challenging. It may mean giving up a long help dream or a hope for things to come. There is also a transition period between the old life and the new life that can seem uncomfortable. There is concern about things not working out the way you want them to, but you know what? Sometimes you must take the leap.
I have dreams that I still feel like I should fight for, and others I know I need to move on from. My business feels like one that I’m still fighting for. I’m starting to see small shifts happen, and I celebrate each victory. My personal life has more of a gray area coloring it. There are times that I feel I should be ready to step into a new chapter and others where I slide back into the past. There are still wounds I need to move on from and release. Each day I let go of another piece. 2019 has been a huge transitional year. I had to move from a career path that had defined me from more than 10 years. I had to step into who I am called to be. I had to rethink my dreams and release what no longer serves me.
But all the letting go and moving on have brought new adventures. I am doing something for a living that I enjoy and doesn’t feel like work. I am at a part-time job where I can be myself and be appreciated. We recently had a staff meeting and I had the opportunity to hear what my co-workers (and now friends) thought of me. I was blown away by the comments. As a society we gravitate more towards the negative side of life instead of the positive. Sometimes it is easier to hear the negative. We rarely have the chance to hear what people love about us. We typically express what drives us crazy about someone that we know.
I had to release my story this year as to why would people like me for me. If I hadn’t been working on releasing that story and moving to a new way of thinking, I couldn’t have been in the space to hear that I am appreciated for being me. It wasn’t easy to get to this spot. It has involved a lot of work and tears, but I am moving into the next phase of my life with anticipation.
I could have wallowed and thrown myself a long-term pity party after being let go from my job in January, but there were other plans for me, and I knew it. I was living small. I put everyone else’s needs before my own. I was trying to be who everyone else needed instead of who I truly was. The “real” Sarah would emerge on occasion, but most of the time she was in hiding. She wasn’t allowed to come out, it wasn’t safe.
That story had to go before I could step into my new life. The path is still coming into focus for me. We all have something glorious waiting for us, but we need to move on from the old and release it. What story do you need to release? Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.