It was fine to spend years giving selflessly to others. Coworkers admired you and your friends were proud. But sometimes, just for a moment, you wanted to take a little time for yourself.
It was fine to live a lackluster life making polite conversation over coffee and blueberry bagels. But you knew, each day that you were worth a life that gave you rushing, playful sparks and zeal.
And it was fine to let your #1 role as mom, wife, trusted confidant and companion take center stage, leaving you with whatever scraps of your life you could manage to salvage. But now you’re ready to embrace your unrelenting thirst for more.
Even though you’ve convinced yourself that the mess, madness, and cyclical frenzy is fine, you know that fine just isn’t good enough.
Because your shoulda + woulda + coulda’s have seamlessly morphed into a monologue so well-rehearsed, you’re starting to believe every single doubting thing you’ve ever told yourself. And those excuses that you’ve clung to? Are overdone, overused, and just aren’t working anymore.
When the kids start school.
When the kids are college-bound.
When you have more time/money/energy.
When the time’s right, right?
Because the perfect time doesn’t exist, and without warning, your patient waiting has left you heated. Frustrated. Resentful. Not at your kids, or your job, or your finances, (okay, maybe a little at your finances). But mainly at yourself. Because it doesn’t have to be this way, and you know it.
Life happened. While you were cozying up with complacency and putting yourself last, life didn’t sit idly by, twiddling its thumbs and waiting patiently for you to get your affairs in order. It didn’t grant you the much-needed time out. It didn’t pat you gently on the back and offer you a tissue, because life doesn’t play fair, and you shouldn’t either.
You barely have time to fold the laundry before a laundry list of 42 other things creeps in. The world is demanding. Your responsibilities are demanding. And somewhere between your daughter’s dance lessons and throwing together dinner, you’ve draped someone else’s clothing all over your most delicious dreams.
But you can realize that before, the timing wasn’t right for a reason. Your very best self needed time to develop. And those battle scars that you clench so tightly, right there next to your heart, have strengthened more than you ever could have imagined, preparing you perfectly for your next incredible adventure.
All that baggage from yesteryear was unparalleled schooling, setting you up to succeed in today’s trenches. Because while your past was a struggle, it wasn’t impossible. Life may have gotten harder, gorgeous, but you’ve gotten more prepared. And it’s time to show the world what you’re made of.
You’re ready to move forward. To achieve every dream you’ve ever pushed aside. To become the amazing person you know you can be.
And while there may be some down and dirty, nitty gritty work involved to get to where you need to be? You don’t have to go at it alone. Because here at Grow Women, we’ll deliver crystal-clear support, the exact advice you need, a compassionate community, and the nudge you’ve been waiting for.
Think a space for you –and the women who get you– hopping obstacles, hurling hurdles, and taking charge of the outstanding lives they know they want to live. We’re in this together, celebrating life’s next adventure and dusting off your dreams.
You don’t have to give up who you are to become who you were meant to be. And it’s time to move.
The community for real women – just like you – to get the transparent support, advice, community and nudge you need.
Imagine a collective of obstacle hopping, hurdle hurling, take charge Grown Women all coming
together to celebrate life’s next venture – yours.
It’s time to dust off the old dream of yours (nothing’s too big or too small) and MOVE.
Because you don’t have to give up who you are
To become who you were meant to be.
You just have to do something different from what you’ve always done.
Because even if it wasn’t your time before…
That’s why there’s now.