It is difficult to sum up in detail the challenges I have faced over the past year. I clearly remember December 2018 and the excruciating head pain I was enduring while impatiently awaiting my January brain surgery. I was certain that the removal of my macroadenoma would bring me new life, new energy, and a whole new outlook. Well, it certainly did just that, but not in a way I ever imagined. My new life comes with medications, endless doctor appointments, and a multitude of side effects and symptoms. My new energy is the lack of it and the struggle to get my body out of bed each day.
But, here is where it shifts, my new outlook has provided me with determination, motivation, and a sense of urgency. The determination to keep moving forward in a purposeful way, to live more fully and authentically. My motivation is in helping others move through their pain, traumas, challenges, and transitions, to offer support and guidance in times of questioning and uncertainty. My sense of urgency is due to the realization that life is NOW, right now!
As you reflect back on this past year, what new outlook might it offer you for the year ahead? Where will you find your determination? Your motivation? How might you live your life more fully, more authentically...right now?!