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The holiday period is over, kids back in school and most of us settling into our usual routines.
I am back at work after a wonderful break in Noosa spending time with close friends and reconnecting with the things I loved to do when I live there a few years ago. Early morning walks into Noosa Heads, a refreshing swim at Little Cove, (practically deserted) at 5.30 in the morning, a long walk back for great coffee and conversation with those special friends who, when you see them again after a long period of time away, you pick up exactly where you left off. I have come back to Brisbane feeling refreshed and revitalised with COMMUNITY my theme for 2019.
In my private Facebook Group every day there is someone with a question or concern about a particular situation they are struggling with, someone may celebrate a win they have had with a legal decision, they have started a new job, finally been able to purchase their own home, or share opinions about dating sites and so much more.
I am mindful that this is what community is all about and this year one of the keys things I am doing is making sure there are many opportunities to step out of the online community to actually connect with each other in person.
Now to get to the Feeling Like I Don’t Belong part.
This past Christmas all my close family were doing other ‘things,’ that didn’t include me …….. and I found myself struggling with this strange feeling of not belonging. It’s hard to describe exactly how I felt other than to say it was like there was a massive shift in my family unit as I have known it and it totally threw me off balance.
Now, after 8 years working with women at all stages of separation, divorce and helping them rebuild their lives after divorce, I know that many people experience something similar from time to time and yet it’s the first time I have actually been emotionally impacted.
Which brings me back to my theme for the next few years of building COMMUNITIES. Communities of women far and wide, who meet face to face, perhaps over coffee or a glass or two of wine, who share their stories, their struggles, their wisdom, their love and their support for each other.
Our world so desperately needs women to look out for each other, to encourage and support each other. For women to know at the very core of their being that they are enough just as they are.
I will be doing all I can to impact as many women as I can in 2019.
If you or someone you know would like to chat with me about anything at all simply click on this link to select the best day and time for you. https://Divorcedwomensclub.as.me/
If you are interested in starting a community in your city or town and would like to know more, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org