It's hard to believe that a little over five years ago I closed my once successful coaching company to be a stay at home mom. It was all I ever dreamed of for over 10 years of juggling motherhood and owning a business. I loved being an entrepreneur and took great pride in helping women business owners learn how to start and build their dream companies. Still, I longed to grow my family and focus on just doing one thing well because really the only thing that felt like it was going well was the business. When I closed the business I truly thought I would never coach again. I was so done. But over the last 5 years I have been growing and shifting in new ways so that I may once again help others reach their dreams. They say that we teach what we most need to learn, well... I have been learning so much... That is the understatement of the year.
5 years ago I had a brand new baby and 3 other daughters - one in preschool, one in 4th grade, and a 7th grader. . We lived in a nice area close to the beach, the girls were in good schools, and I had a lovely community of friends. We seemed to have it all but what not everyone knew is that we were living in a constant state of stress. It's incredible to think how drastically our world has changed and how everything we once believed would be turned upside down. I mean thinking about it now, it really shouldn't have been such a shock. My oldest was already in the 3rd school in 3 years and we had met with enough experts that we should have had it figured out by then, only we didn't. No one really had a clue what to do. Our home was in constant chaos. There was fighting and arguing. My oldest daughter hated school and our relationship was deteriorating and our second child was suffering with severe anxiety. We felt out of control, desperate and afraid.
I am happy to say that this story has a happy ending or beginning depending on how you look at it. Five years ago was the year that we finally had my oldest tested for giftedness and I started to realize everything I thought about parenting kids - especially gifted kids was wrong. This is my blog about our journey. I hope that my story inspires others to live a more spacious life. One where learning and living has no limits.