It seems so hard to believe that 2017 is ending today. Just where did the year go? I feel like I blinked and it was over. But, there is one thing that I can say about this year as a whole – it has been a year of change for me.
When this year first started, I honestly thought it was going to be just another wasted year. There was no substance to my goals. I had very little in my life that I saw as positive. My history with depression, anxiety, and all that goes with that, was looming over me like a loaded black cloud just waiting to bombard me. I was lost within my invisible walls – not an ounce of clarity regarding the future. I felt I didnt deserve for things to be any different either. That was the worst beginning to a new year ever.
I have spent years trying to figure out why I was even still on this earth. I had absolutely no clue. What could I possibly have to offer the world? I didnt believe that my voice mattered at all. I mean, that’s the way my entire life had been so far.
Then one night it happened. Easter weekend brought an awakening to my soul. Every single experience in my life finally made sense. All the good, all the bad, and everything in between. The school of life had given me such a wealth of knowledge and it was time to put that knowledge to good use. I still needed a bit of clarity on the exact how – but that came soon enough. I have always had a way with words, helping friends get through some of their most difficult times. Suddenly, it was all clear! I was here to use my own experiences to help others as a life coach.
Now, I know there are many of you asking exactly what is a life coach? What do they do? Let me share a come of quotes I came across that sum it up perfectly.
Newsweek shared, “Part consultant, part motivational speaker, part therapist and part rent-a-friend, coaches work with managers, entrepreneurs, and just plain folks, helping them define and achieve their goals. That can revolve around career, personal, or most often – both.
And CFO Magazine said, “Coaches have the ability to view things from afar – in what some call ‘helicopter vision’ and to shed new light on different situations. often they can act as a sounding board through tough decisions, help sharpen skills and motivate.”
So, as we ring out 2017 tonight – the clarity in my mind and soul are going I to overdrive. See y’all on the other side!