It Takes A Little Work Sometimes


'J. Crew Construction Sign #3' photo (c) 2010, Ingrid Richter - license: are a lot of times* in my life (*read virtually every time) where I’ve gone into something with a picture of what I was expecting to come away with.  And a lot of the time I’m not surprised by what happens because of history or other circumstances surrounding whatever it is.

But then there are times where expectations are blown away.

I followed a link on Twitter from a girl I had met a couple of times at Catalyst.  She was offering coaching.  I had always considered doing some sort of coaching, but didn’t really want to go through it with someone I knew.  Not that I had anything against anyone.  I just thought it would be an interesting experience for someone I didn’t know to look at my life and tell me how awesome I was.  I wanted to see if I would actually be comfortable enough to be completely honest with a virtual stranger.  And I just enjoy hearing people speak wisdom into my life and help guide me along whatever path is before me.   And talking.  I enjoy talking.

Over the last few months, my sessions with Tracee have been the highlight of my week.  And I’m not just saying that.  We’ve laughed a lot.  Seriously.  She’s a riot.  I’ve cried way more than is natural for me.  And, man, I hate to cry, but I am absolutely loving this process.

I really don’t have any idea how to put into words how grateful and thankful I am for the time we get to chat.  But I can tell you without a doubt that this is the first time in a long season for me that I feel alive again.  I don’t know that I would have told you I was stuck, but I was.  What felt like a perpetual season of in-between is now feeling like a season of growth.  In-between can be quiet.  It can be difficult at times.  And if you don’t have any idea what you are stuck between, it can be especially frustrating.  To find someone to talk to and just sort out thoughts and dreams in a completely safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere is like a dream come true for me.

For real.

I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about coaching or if you even know what it is, but I can tell you that wherever you are right now, you need to definitely consider this.  Go look at Tracee’s website here.  Go check out her Coaching page here.  She is wise, considerate and kind.  And a lot of fun.  Seriously.  You’ll have a ball.

And I’ve written a whole post and still can’t come up with the right words to say thanks.  But go check her out.  Sign up for some sessions.  I have a feeling you’ll be coming back and telling me how right I was.

Now is the time to do something to change your future.

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  • Tracee Persiko

    Wow!! Thank you so much for this very generous post! The process has been equally rewarding for me! I have loved getting to know your heart and tackling hard questions and frustrations. You are stronger, smarter, and more beautiful then you will ever know! I am so glad you are catching more glimpses of these truths! Thank you friend. really.