The other day I walked past this pair of shoes on the sidewalk. I thought they might belong to a woman standing near them. Then I saw them the next day. And the next.
These shoes have been left for good!
They reminded me of a story a friend told me. She had been working in a particular field because it seemed like a good match for her. But as she continued it became clear: "It was like wearing shoes that didn't fit."
Can you relate?
Like I shared in a previous post, I have a background in art and a history of working for museums and creative businesses (ask me about the time I apprenticed for a hatmaker!). But after I became a mother, something shifted.
When I did return to work, I enjoyed supporting the creative businesses I worked for. But eventually my interest waned. I was finding a deep joy making authentic friendships and building community, and the benefits of my jobs weren't outweighing the costs of arranging the many, many details of childcare, transportation, parking, etc.
The shoes didn't fit anymore.
Maybe you're feeling like your shoes don't fit. A role you took on excitedly is no longer life-giving. A position at work has gone from energizing to draining. Stay-at-home motherhood is a blessing, but it might also be the end of you.
Mama, I would love to talk. Because eventually, my friend found her vocation (or rather, it found her!). It was a long road, but she had an amazing experience of being given a call that she never imagined for herself. We hung out this week and she even told me she has a powerful sense that her current role as a midwife is just the beginning of the work she is being asked to do in this world.
And as I made time for the things that brought me life, God showed me exactly the next step to take. He even showed me that my love for authentic relationship-building was to be used in my coaching practice. We found what fit.
I deeply believe that when we connect to what brings us life, we connect to how God made us and to what His good plans are for us in the world. If you'd like to explore what this could look like for you, I'd love to help!
Each week I set aside time to connect with women who feel like their shoes just aren't fitting. In our 30 minute call we'll talk about what is and isn't working, and what change you'd be most excited to make to find what fits.
Shoot me an email to book your free call. I'll be in touch ASAP to find a time!