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Gracious and Tenacious: Giving Myself Grace, Time and Room to Breathe

What a difference a week makes! And what a difference it makes as I honor my bandwidth and energy in this beautiful season of midlife.

I’m shifting gears, and giving myself the gifts of grace, space and time by moving my timeline as I keep moving forward.

It's time to truly declutter and let go of what no longer serves, so I don’t drag it with me to the next place and chapter.

Giving myself grace is knowing it’s ok, this is not a race, it’s not a sprint, keeping my eyes on the prize and moving forward, one day at a time.

Decisions reveal things to and in us. Here are 10 things I learned about myself as I listened more closely and decided to honor what I need most at this time:

  1. Trust the process more.

  2. Give yourself more space for grace and allowing.

  3. Let go of what no longer serves you, your family or your community.

  4. Level up in maturity and professionalism.

  5. Be brave, bold, and courageous while being gracious and tenacious.

  6. Be open and ok about the journey.

  7. Don’t be afraid to ask.

  8. Receive the gifts God is giving you right now.

  9. Be open to the possibilities that are around you.

  10. Remember to feed your focus and starve your distractions.

After looking at all that had to be done in such a short time, I stepped back and decided that the hustle and grind would not be worth it, so I gave myself permission, and moved the timeline. And guess what? The world kept spinning. Too often, I push myself, when I need to move forward with greater intention and consciousness instead.

While I'm still heading in a certain direction, I'm grateful for the opportunity of space and time, so I can jettison the junk, cut the clutter, and move on to the next place lighter, freer and less encumbered.

I'm thankful for those who have my back, and my heart, as I thought things through and came to more gracious conclusions for myself.

My commitment to audacious, wholehearted alignment means I will embrace what I know is best and keep taking steps toward my greatest growth and good.

I will surround myself with other women who also want to make a difference with their lives and the work they do.

Giving myself permission for graciousness, yet determined and tenacious, as I pursue my calling and purpose. Each day, another step, in the direction of what is meant for me to do and be.

I invite you to join me, and other gracious and tenacious midlife women entrepreneurs, over in our Sage Success Community! I look forward to seeing you there!

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