They were well-meaning comments.
"You must have SO much time on your hands now!"
"Ooh, girl, you've been working towards this moment for so many years, right? And now it's here: freedom!!"
"What are you going to do today without your kids?"
It was the fall of 2017.
Our then-youngest had just started kindergarten, and I found myself in a position I had longed for for YEARS.
Our children were finally at the same school, a short walk from home, and I had kid-free time that didn't require arranging for a babysitter, planning ahead to have grandparents take them, or paying for preschool.
Why did I feel so crappy, then?
Any why did these well-meaning comments rub the wrong way?
Here was my reality:
Maybe you can relate.
You have so many things on your mind, a to-do list that just won't quit, and you're reacting to life instead of living it.
I've talked to so many parents who've been in your shoes:
"I have all these ideas of what I could do, but I'm always on my phone, and nothing's getting done. All the ways I didn't do what I wanted to is a constant burden."
"I wake up feeling already behind."
"I feel like every moment is taken."
When we don't know what our priorities are, life becomes a series of responding to needs and minor crises (we're late, but Aiden can't find his socks - again!).
What needs to happen to get off the hamster wheel?
Every week, I work with parents like you who love their kids but are overwhelmed by All the Things.
I help them notice what's working and what's not, figure out what's most important to focus on, and make a plan they're excited about to become the person they want to be.
I don't give cookie cutter solutions or tell long-winded stories about what worked for me.
We have transformational conversations, in a warm and encouraging way, that help you find what works for YOU.
If you'd like a personal trainer for life, I'd love to be your person.
I'm dual-certified to help people like you find their focus, make time for what's important, and end their days feeling happy and productive.
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To getting off the hamster wheel,
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