I’ve been where you are, in those dark moments. The ones that squeeze the life out of you. You’re suffocating, dying from the inside out, and wondering how you got here in the first place.
My moment came more than a decade ago, when I almost lost everything.
Work had become my god. With my identity and worth tied up in an endless list of responsibilities and expectations, I was willing to sacrifice everything for the internal satisfaction I thought it would provide.
But work is a lousy god. Instead, I was drowning in my pursuit of success, striving to maintain the reputation I’d built during 25 years of accomplishment in corporate America. As a result, I’d checked out from the rest of my life.
My husband, Tim, confronted me in the home we’d shared for 25 years. He was at the end of his rope. Our marriage was in crisis. My health was deteriorating. Our teenaged children needed their mother. And, everyone saw it but me.
I thought I could handle it.
However, the tightrope I was walking had begun to unravel from the weight of my load. There was no joy, no contentment, only striving, and the threat that it might all come crashing down.
Maybe you can relate. Your circumstances look different. But you’re struggling. Your inner life is a jumbled mess. For all your striving, you still feel empty, lost, and unsatisfied. Long ago, your responsibilities choked out any hope of joy, contentment, or rest.
This is not how we were meant to live.
When your whole life is threatening to fall apart at the seams, something has to give. And that something is you. It’s time to shut down, reboot, and find your way out of the chaos and demands of others into a place of peace and joy in the life you’ve chosen.
I want to guide you to embrace self-care and live with your whole heart.
“A time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to tear down and a time to build…” Ecclesiastes 3:2-3
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