I have a life coach. Everyone needs one. Mine is Ruthie. My precious Ruthie. Ruthie is a personal trainer and has taken classes in life coaching. But she didn’t need any. She’s a natural. Today she gave me a paradigm shift. I’ve been pretty torn up about being an empty nester. Pretty discouraged about Mike’s job and our money situation. And hugely in freak out mode about what I’m supposed to do with my time. Truth be told, I’ve been kicking and screaming as my life just moved fluid around me. (As a rule I don’t “do” change well…)
She helped me see that this is an exciting time in our lives. Mike and I got married when I had 3 little ones 4 years old and under! And Emma was born 11 months later. So we’ve never been together without kids! This is a great time for us. And I had Bethany right before my 20th birthday, so I’ve never really been an adult without kids! I’m moving into a whole new stage. Who knows what God has in store for me!
Ruthie made her case with much more enthusiasm than I just did. But I’m just getting the hang of this “positive outlook”. Oh yeah, and the best news is that Mike and I have managed to keep our relationship healthy. We don’t have to look at each other and wonder “who are you”. We love spending time together. We’re best friends. We love doing the same things. Thank God we kept those weekly date nights!
So…here goes nothing. No more kicking and screaming…I’ll keep you posted ~Thanks Ruthie~