Over the last several weeks, many of us in the family have been silently working toward something important. It’s as though, collectively, we all feel that the time is ripe for taking things to the next step.
For some, the change began deep inside. A longing, a yearning for something more significant. A re-evaluation of ourselves that resulted in the conclusion that we were tired of being stuck in the same old place; that we could and deserved to move into a better space.
For others, a shifting of mindset was required to keep up with events that had been put into place years ago, but are now coming to fruition. These are events that are not the culmination of past dreams playing out, but are instead a springboard to the future where fresh dreams live.
Let me start with my own growth. I am constantly frustrated with a new program that I want to develop for my clients and not having enough time or money to bring them to where I want them to be. Starting a program from scratch can be very time consuming. Hiring folks to help can be very expensive.
I used to have a real problem with asking others for help. Being in business for myself has really helped me to relinquish enough control over things to be able to allow others to assist me with different things.
Lately, I have been looking at the roadblocks to me making real progress on some of my ideas for creating programs and videos for my clients. Just this past week, I decided it was time to take some real action; I started looking for help.
I ended up hiring someone through Fiverr to make some drawings and charts for me. She did such a great job for far less than I was anticipating, and in just a matter of days that it took a huge weight off of me. It inspired me to hire out other jobs, too. I feel incredibly empowered.
What’s even better is that our kids are also growing. My daughter had changed her college major at the end of the spring semester this past year. She was feeling disenchanted with the direction her studies were taking her. After careful thought, she chose something that seemed more in line with her personality and interest.
She was also ready to leave behind living with roommates and found a lovely townhome that she could afford. The complex of townhomes is a lot smaller than the apartment complex she had lived in for the last 3 years, is not on a major thoroughfare, and is closer to campus.
Along with these changes, she is taking better care of herself by eating very healthy and working out regularly. My daughter is growing and maturing into a very interesting and engaging woman who is going after the things that make her thrive; and thriving she is. I couldn’t be more proud of her.
My stepson has made great strides in the last year transitioning from a student to a business owner. Just this week, his chiropractic office opened for business. Officially, Doctors of Chiropractic he and a former classmate decided to open a business together.
They opened a branch in McKinney, Texas with the KC Core franchise. The franchise is unique in that they partner with medical groups in hospitals, giving them a greater opportunity to create a strong client base and help more people.
This company is a good fit for them because they approach treatment from a more practical position of responding to the body’s cues of what are the underlying issues.
Their specialty is myofascial release. This can involve deep tissue work targeting trigger points that enable tense muscles to release. Once that is accomplished, then actual manipulation of the spine and joints can take place, when needed.
In today’s high stress world, this approach seems to make more sense. My husband and I had our first real treatment by him in his new office on Friday. I must say that I was duly impressed by how much he understood the effects that overly tense muscles has on a person’s quality of life.
He greatly helped both of us. It’s obvious that he truly enjoys helping others. I have no doubt that he will be wildly successful. His father is bursting at the seams with pride, and so am I. Our next appointments are on Saturday.
And lastly, my husband is using this fall and winter to focus on improving his fitness and overall health. Most of the year, we spend working outside trying to keep up with nature. Mowing grass, pulling weeds, planting and maintaining a garden—the list is endless. While one would think that all these things would guarantee a fit body, that is not necessarily so.
Over the winter, we actually get to slow down enough to focus on ourselves. A small home gym is ideal for squeezing in workouts as time permits. Utilizing our crockpot gives us the edge by freeing up even more time (especially since he is the one who makes most of the meals). I love his dedication to being healthy.
Weather around here has been pretty unpredictable. Whatever the weather is where you live, I hope you find a way to make the most it. Have a great weekend!
Romans 5:3-5 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment.