It’s been so long since I last wrote on this blog, many of you may not even remember that this blog existed – or that you subscribed to it so many moons ago. Since my last post here, I’ve had another baby (who’s now 8 months old), worked on rebranding my coaching business, wrote a short ebook and built another website based on my new brand.
Which is actually why I’m writing here now.
First, let me say thank you for being a reader. This was my first attempt at having any kind of an online platform and it was definitely a positive experience. I so appreciate the fact that I have received such wonderful feedback from these posts.
Because I have moved on to bigger (and hopefully better) adventures, I am finally ready to officially say “goodbye” to Chasing Possible and will no longer be keeping this site active.
I would love for you to continue on this journey with me, however, and invite you to take a look at my new website – www.theclaritylab.com. I have combined my love for writing with my love for coaching and so you’ll find this new site to be a blend of both.
To make it even easier for you, if you are already a subscriber to Chasing Possible, I have automatically transferred you to The Clarity Lab subscriber list. All you need to do is confirm your subscription if you wish to continue being a part of my blog. You should receive an email shortly with the link to confirm your subscription. If you don’t, please visit my site directly here and enter your name and email in the form at the top right of the site.
As a thank you for subscribing, you’ll also have access to download my recently published ebook, “Finding Clarity: Five Steps to Making the Right Decision” for free.
Thank you for being a part of the Chasing Possible journey with me. I hope to see you around my new digs!
About a month ago my husband walked in on our daughter Taylor who, unbeknownst to us, had learned to sit up in her bed unassisted. She wasn’t however, just sitting quietly; she was happily chewing on her crib’s wooden front rail. Seeing the teeth marks in the not-so-inexpensive piece of convertible furniture that’s supposed to last until college, he very calmly pried her little baby jaws off the rail and lay her back down for nap time. Shortly thereafter, we showed her who was boss by permanently moving her crib mattress down to its lowest level. As predicted, the chewing stopped. Score one for the grown-ups.
As a Life Coach, I talk a lot about “processing” emotion. It’s the equivalent of exploring the deep dark places in your psyche that you tend to avoid on a regular basis, all for the sake of being able to move past whatever it is that’s blocking you. And though not at the top of anyone’s list as a favorite pastime (because let’s face it – feeling, especially negatively, can be about as much fun as a trip to the dentist); I stress the importance of it to my clients often. Because even though it’s not fun, it is necessary if we intend on living the kind of lives we all want to live.
Here’s the quick run-down: Hubby and I finally sold our beautiful downtown condo last February and moved. Twice. First, into a temporary apartment and then into our permanent house in the ‘burbs that we bought in May. I was leary at first about packing and unpacking so many times, but believe me it was well worth the double-move. I LOVE our house. LOVE IT. Capital L-O-V-E, love. Some days I still pinch myself.
In the midst of all the moving, I decided to complete my formal training as a Life Coach through The Coaches Training Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was, as it turned out, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Aside from the amazing people I met and worked with, the training itself was second to none. Coaching others most definitely lines up with my heart and has the unique ability to link my business background with my personal quest for all things possible. You can check out my official coaching website here.
A couple of months after our move, we welcomed our first baby; a precious little peanut named Taylor Alexis. She is the light of our lives and we’re soaking up every moment of baby goodness. To say that life, and our priorities, have changed would be an understatement. I feel incredibly blessed to be living this life, right now, day in and day out.
It goes without saying that given all of what has taken place in recent months, I am continuing to chase what’s possible for me. And now that I can successfully care for our little girl and take a shower in the same day (little did I know that was going to be such a big deal) I am venturing back into the writing game and am giving my blog a complete overhaul to better match my current focus (i.e. family, mommyhood, and all things home).
I will still be adding more inspirational, life-lesson focused blog posts to my new coaching website; however, Chasing Possible is getting a bit of a facelift. Being a mom has given me so much new material to work with that I could write daily and never talk about the same thing twice. I now see why mommy-bloggers have become so popular. There is SO much to say. Therefore, I intend to make Chasing Possible a bit more personal than I believe it’s been in the past. Don’t get me wrong, however. It won’t all be tales of breastfeeding and baby poop (though don’t discount that idea completely), but I do believe that my life is far more interesting now than it ever was pre-parenthood.
If you haven’t been to the site in a while, I’d love for you to check out the redesign. I’m sure it will be a work in progress for a short while (as is what happens when you work between baby naps), but that’s okay with me. If parenting has taught me anything at all, it’s that my tendency toward waiting to start something at the “perfect” time has been completely thrown out the window. From here on out, “just good enough” and I will be very close companions.
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As most of you know, having my own television show is one of those far-off fantasy dreams that I have been thinking about for a very long time (like nearly 30 years or so). However, it is also one of those dreams that seems, according to the great logic of life, like a one-in-a-million shot. A lot like winning the lottery.
However, I’ve come to understand that when life hands you an opportunity, it is not our job to decipher what about that opportunity is going to work and what is not. Instead it is only our job to take that opportunity and make the most of it… and then let fate decide what happens next.
So after much encouragement from those around me, I took the opportunity to make a video for the Oprah Winfrey Network and their latest contest of hosting your OWN show!
Believe me, this was a GIANT stretch for me. But I must say that after having uploaded my audition to the Oprah website I feel good. Not good like, “Oh for sure I’m going to win.” But good like, “Wow, that was something that was really scary for me and I did it anyway.”
The things in life that terrify us are the things we need most pay attention to. For it is in the midst of these acts of bravery that we uncover our soul’s depth and desire.
Who’s to say this audition will take me anywhere? No one. But you better believe I am currently celebrating my success - if only because I overcame the fear that nearly stopped me dead in my tracks. And if the process or the journey is really the only thing that matters… I’ve already won.
But to take things one step further outside of my comfort zone, I’m here now sharing my video with you. Because maybe it will spark a conversation or maybe you’ll simply think it’s neat. Or maybe, it will inspire you to vote for me on the Oprah website.
Whatever the case, thanks for watching and for being a part of my journey…
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Welcome to Chasing Possible! I'm the author and creator of this site. A place to share insight, wisdom, and a little bit of humor about the every day "stuff" that makes us human. I'm a wife, a relatively new mom to a baby girl, and a life coach by profession. I'm passionate about learning how to step into my full potential and teaching others to do the same. I love running, yoga, laughing, and making up silly songs for my daughter. I have a tendency to think too much, not sleep enough and genuinely love with all I have. I hope you find a little bit of inspiration and a whole lot of hope from visiting this site. Enjoy!
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