Act II and You!
Submitted by Ana Caban on February 7, 2016 - 7:43 pm
The past few years have been tough ones one me. My marriage, of over a decade, came to an end, and moving from that family unit to something new has been a big transition for all of those involved. And although I’m usually a fan of the spotlight, and inspiring others to go after their dreams, all that I felt that I could do was retreat, heal, and gain new purpose. That was not easy for me. In fact, I spent a lot of time feeling like a disappointment to others, and a fake. Here I was the self-proclaimed “Good Life Guru”, who had spent years inspiring people to dream big, go after their dreams and believe that anything is possible and I wasn’t even sure how I was going to handle my new life and role, as a single mother, (and someone who had failed at something very sacred – her marriage.)
I’ve now come to accept my life experiences as part of an ever changing journey, which sometimes moves quite quickly, and other times feels absolutely stuck. I’ve learned that although there is often a lot of noise and many expectations around me, as it turns out I can actually be my own worst critic. And when that happens I know that it’s time for me to retreat, recharge and re-assess.
So, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I have accomplished in life, and where I want to go next, my Act II. And I feel that where I need to be right now is writing, and speaking, about learning from experiences, trusting your instincts, and recognizing and harnessing your power within.
I invite you to take a moment to retreat, recharge and re-assess what it is that YOU would like out of your life in 2016, and beyond. Ask yourself what is serving, and what no longer serves, you. Listen to your heart. And make any necessary changes to move towards your La Buena Life.
Here’s to Act II!