Okay, enough linking...
As I have confessed, I recently began talking with a
Here's the thing. I consider myself to be pretty happy and content with how my life is going. On the surface it seems great. Married for
So why the restlessness? All these years, since Chaco was in kindergarten, I've been a busy volunteer mom at schools, at youth sports, all that stuff. And now I've got time and energy for other things. But... what things?
And to be honest, I feel taken for granted and resentful sometimes. And to be honest, I feel like I've lost some of "me" in the last few years.
First of all, if you just go and naively do a search on "life coaching", you will get about a gajillion links. Not helpful. I made my search words more and more and more and more specific, until I whittled the list down to a mere gazillion.
So I ended up checking out a few of the sites. Now, I've read a few books before about finding your way, awakening your giant, coloring your parachute, etc... As I perused around, I think I came to realize that it's tough to life coach your own self. For me it is anyway.
I clicked a button to sign up for a complementary session. My coach lives in Buffalo. We skyped.
And from that one free skyped session, I felt a little better. Not to sound all new agey and such, but she asks "powerful questions" to align with who we really are and get rid of the stuff that gets in our way.
She described this process as being like driving. "Therapy is looking in the rear-view mirror. Counseling is pulling over to ask directions. Life coaching is focusing on the road ahead. And sometimes, we have to check the rear view mirror and we might need to pull over and ask directions, but the focus is on moving forward".
Sounded good to me.