I just had a phone conversation with a 61-year-young woman who is feeling lost. She heard about me online and reached out, seeking coaching. In her note to me, she explained that she is divorced, alone, has grown children and some grandchildren, once had a great career and now unemployed, asking me “am I in the right place?” (looking for me) In our brief conversation she began by saying “I feel so lost…how did I get here?” My heart opened and I felt this immediate recognition: it was if I was looking at myself more than a decade ago when I became a widow, was living alone for the first time in my six decades, and was facing myself for the first time from a whole new place. It was uncharted territory. I had never been there before. The woman who reached out to me was feeling the pain of being in that new, uncharted place: not sure who she was anymore. She made an appointment to see me, and we have begun our journey together, as she begins to appreciate who she is now, and to begin to create a vision for how she wants her life to be as she steps into it each moment of each day. It is exciting. What do you think?
With love and blessings,