A couple of days ago I took my youngest child to university 200 miles from our home; his brother already lives 400 miles away in the city where he attended university. So I now find myself living alone for the first time in 27 years. I say this not so you will feel sad for me, but rather so that you can see the endless possibilities I have as I approach my sixth decade.
Sure the quiet is a little strange, but I will get used to it. I feel more inclined to go out as I don’t have anyone at home waiting to be fed or taken somewhere.
I’m looking forward to a massive tidy up and clear out, I had already started over the summer, but somehow it is easier now the house is empty.
I can do things on a whim, on impulse, at short notice. I have only myself to think about.
And that is the thing – for the past 27 years I have been putting other people first. I teach other people not to do this, I teach that taking care of yourself first means that you can better help others because you will be fit and healthy with plenty of energy. So finally I must truly practice what I preach.
I am going to the USA in just under 2 weeks, I will see a friend, find some sunshine and attend a seminar. All things I want to do just for myself, to show myself some love and appreciation for the great job I’ve been doing for all those years.
At Damsels in Success meetings all over the country in October we will be looking at Self Love & Self Belief, because they go hand-in-hand and determine how our life works out. When you love yourself enough to take care of yourself first, your family and your work both benefit. Find your local meeting HERE