I have a story about how I used to be $40,000 + in debt. The story goes that I was working an exhausting schedule as an RN. I was burning out slowly and then, when I least expected it, rapidly. A critical incident occurred at work, involving someone we were caring for, and something snapped in me. I couldn’t do it anymore. I went home that night and cried for the next three days. I was in crisis.
It took me awhile, but I finally realized I had been living a life that didn’t really fit me anyway. I had gone to nursing school when I was a single mom. I thought nursing would be a good way to make a decent living. But it was always a challenge to me. It was a challenge because my heart wasn’t in it. I kept looking for the next thing that would help me create a better life; a more balanced life; time for myself.
Problem was, I kept looking outside of myself. It would be awhile before I realized all the answers to my so-called problems could be found within.
Even though I made a good wage as a nurse, shift-work truly sucked for me. And it sucked because of the deep-seated beliefs I held about work and being a mother. There was a major disconnect for me and I was never able to truly support myself and my children. I slowly woke up to find myself living a life that I didn’t ever remember choosing. Believe me, my life was a mess and totally out of control. The good thing is, I woke up. Then I started to make changes.
I believed with all my heart, that women are powerful, but I wasn’t living that belief. It took a lot of personal work to dig up the old beliefs and decide, once and for all, if they were serving me. Because those old, deep-seated, subconscious beliefs will dominate anything you try to layer on top of them.
Discarding old, under-serving beliefs involved a lot of soul-searching. A lot of tears. A lot of throwing out ideas of who I was and exploring exactly who I am. And I had to really get that my thoughts and words created my reality. The major wake-up came through my financial situation. Sometimes it comes through a relationship situation. Other times it’s through a health situation. Sometimes through a combination if we really can’t clue in!
Fast-forward — financially fluent for the first time in, oh — 30 years. It meant tons of internal change, the only way to create real change.
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So what does this mean to you? Here on this blog I’ll be sharing insights, stories, ideas to help all of us create the financial change we choose to experience. The Universe is Abundant! I can tell you from experience, the feeling on the other side of all your financial heartache is beyond anything you could imagine. And yes, I get how much it hurts in your heart to have to deny life’s expression because your bank account. Those days are gone.
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