Do you remember the last time you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone?
I just did…
I am scared.
I am nervous.
I am excited too.
I am doing something that I haven’t done for 14 years… something I never thought would happen again.
After much soul searching, plus lots of studying and re-certification test taking… I’m returning to the field of Speech Language Pathology!!
Once my 2nd child was born, I decided to stay home full time to raise my kids. It was during this time that I started Lulu Bea’s, which has grown and morphed through the years to help people awaken their inner wisdom through the art of creativity.
I went all in… I poured my heart and soul into the classes I created and the clients I worked with, but I was being drained.
What started as a passion turned into a struggle.
- Why was I doing this work?
- What’s it all for?
- Is it worth the frustration, tears, and disappointment?
I lost sight of why I started my business in the first place and was focused on making it “successful.”
I had to do something different. I had to bring back joy into my business and stop putting pressure on it to be something it was not meant to be at that moment.
I also needed a new infusion of energy into my life. I was becoming complacent and getting lost in the sameness of each day.
Guess what? As soon as I made the decision to go back into Speech Therapy, my creative juices started flowing again. It was like a weight had been lifted off of Lulu Bea’s, and it was free to be the happy and joyful business it started off as. I started making bigger moves and announced my first retreat; “Awakening The Whole You.“
I’m also super excited to work with kids again. I just LOVE KIDS!! They bring such an innocent joy to the world, and I can’t get enough of them. They are also wonderful teachers about being present and finding delight in the ordinary (and let’s be real, we all need to practice the art of being in the moment a lot more).
While I’m excited about the changes ahead, I also have moments of doubt…
- What will people think of me?
- Will I be good enough?
- Why am I being called back into the field when I have been so focused on Lulu Bea’s?
These are the types of thoughts that can squash my excitement and drive. When I start to doubt myself, or question my decision to go in new directions, I remind myself of 3 things:
- What other people think of me is none of my business.
- Other people’s opinions of me hold no true value. I know who I am. I love who I am. I believe in myself and in my dreams.
- Most people are only thinking about themselves.
I offer these 3 reminders to help you be more courageous in your life. Recite them like mantras if you need to.
Growth can be scary, but growth is necessary to live an IGNITED and passionate life. If we aren’t growing, we aren’t living up to our true potential.
My question to you is this, what would you like to do next?
Know that I am here to support you in your dreams. May you find the courage to step into the callings that are speaking to you, because when you show up, you give others the permission to do the same.
With love & gratitude,