On the Blog
“I was looking at attending a women’s retreat and applied to be a speaker.” That’s the first sentence of a Facebook post I started to write. Then I heard a whisper…“Don’t share this, someone’s gonna ask if they accepted you, you’re gonna have to admit ‘No,’ then you’re going to feel ashamed.”
When I was 5 years old, I discovered delicious cookies! I started using them to calm my fears (it didn’t work). When I was 13, I discovered alcohol! Yep, I used whiskey and beer to calm my fears. For 13 years. (Those didn’t work either).
I thought I was forever stuck in that place of sucky relationships, a job I loathed, constantly being 15 lbs overweight and living on quesadillas, and never having enough money to do anything or go anywhere or buy anything except for paying the most important bills.
Don’t wait for others to tell you to take time for yourself! That’s a decision you have to make. Preferably today! Should you stop caring for others? I’m not saying stop taking care of others. Just look for small ways to carve out time for yourself.
At age 49, I was desperate for a new career. I had been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. You could say I was a little burned out.