Business and working consumed my life to a point where it was all I knew. Socializing? Love life? Vacation? What was that?
Then one day I looked around and didn’t recognize my life. Who’s life is this? Where is my husband? Where are my kids? I love to travel, but when is the last time I went anywhere? I love nice clothing and shoes, but haven’t worn more than tights and loose tops over the years. My life and my world were reduced to what I could see and access from behind my desk; through the lens of my computer and through the scope of the world wide web.
What’s worse is that I can’t even say I have much to show for my almost 15 years in business. I’m not a millionaire yet and neither are any of my clients. But I learned that’s what you get when you try to create Starbucks campaigns on Tim Horton’s budget. What I do have are invaluable skills and talent, but applying great skill and talent on a small budget, is equivalent to putting a bird in a cage. Even though it can spread its wings, it can only fly so far, if anywhere at all.
As 2016 was closing, I decided 2017 was going to be the year that I turned things around. I started on January 1, 2017, by getting closer to God. I joined The 180 Church and immersed myself in it; signing up for home groups and serve team and participating in activities outside of Sunday service. I wanted to reset my life and put God first. Even though I had read and studied the Bible for years and spent time in and out of various churches and religions, I needed to firm up my relationship with Him for the latter half of my life. I needed to rebuild my house on a rock.
I also had to give up certain people and habits and rediscover who I was without their influence. Learn who I was and the things I liked and find a way to weave them into my life. My mind was set on new clients, new revenue streams, a new industry. I wanted to get social and get healthy. I wanted to incorporate more reading, more writing, more of what I love, more Sandra and today, more God.
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