With more available time now that I've outsourced more of my business, I've started thinking about things I've wanted to do for a very long time. But rather than just thinking about them, I went through a process to create a Life List.
With bullying rife both in schools and workplaces, and in some families, it's time to talk about how you can take your power back. You don't have to put up with being treated badly. You deserve better, of course you do; but more than that, you have choices.
Back in 1989 when I first asked for professional help to deal with my suppressed grief, I had no idea how significant that decision would be. In fact, I now know that one choice has shaped my entire life for the last three decades.
What a year it has been for each and every one of us. With not a single person being unaffected by the global pandemic, we've had unity and division like never before. Making a decision early in 2020, I have been on a mission to clear out, clean up and let go of what no longer serves me. And, as the year draws to a close, I'm feeling better and better from doing so.
I'd recently become increasingly frustrated about my lack of action-taking in certain areas of my life. As I started to focus on it the feelings began to boil up inside of me. And, the more I thought about it, the more furious I felt. Then I had a major realisation.
I've been reflecting this morning after a busy day yesterday moving all of the stock for my business Upcycled & Co. Lucky enough to find a wonderful local woman who was keen to take over the inwards and outwards goods tasks for me, she is now receiving all supplies and dispatching all orders. This is something I've wanted to put in place for some time, but it had to be the right time. And, it's been a process.
Over the past seven years of being self-employed this time around I've become known as someone who is a real doer. So much so that my business coach has been constantly amazed at just how quickly I get things done. One minute I'm talking about a new idea and the next, I've implemented it. That is, until this year.
Recently we took a road trip around parts of the North Island here in New Zealand, because like many of you, international travel is not an option right now. In a number of our domestic cities we have our favourite bed and breakfast accommodations we return to each time, but of course there are times we need to find a new property.
When I started Psychotherapy in 1989 I made a decision to always look within myself for answers. At that time, a broken and deeply sorrowful young woman, I was curious to understand why I was the way I was. And, that curiosity has stayed with me.