{Thrive} Change is hard, isn’t it?

I’ve been MIA. You may or may not have noticed but the truth is that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that I am eager to reconnect with with all of you. I haven’t had much to say over the past many months and I know that’s okay. Just like it’s okay to not always be okay. We all get stuck in the mud sometimes and the past several months have felt muddy. Muddy and hard and confusing but I’ve been doing my best to trust the process and the lessons that lie within all of these moments. And by moments I mean a lot of transition. Change is so hard, isn’t it?

A few years ago, as I healed, my illness acted as a strong catalyst for change in my personal and professional life. Fast forward to this past year. While I was able to identify with being “well” for the first time in years, I also realized that so many aspects of myself and my life had changed. It was time for the next lesson it seemed. I am not sure I was quite ready but are we ever, really? 

So, after nearly ten years of working with the Phillies and Unite For HER, both positions came to an end. 

I was ready to open new doors but the reality was these transitions were bittersweet and difficult. 

I found myself feeling lost and unsure of what to do next. Who was I without without these positions? Could I detach myself from the identities and success attached to them?

This lesson isn’t new to me but clearly I had not fully learned it. There have been so many moments in my life when I realized my worth was falsely wrapped up in “identity” or external validation. I know I am not alone in this. It’s part of being human. 

Thankfully, I was aware enough to know that the universe was gifting me the opportunity to find my worth within myself instead of from those external validations. I am still a work in progress but I’m getting there.  This is a really tough lesson to learn even when you see it clearly.

Fast forward to now. I’m just starting to find my voice again. I am meeting my true self little by little. I feel grounded in the fact that a big part of my purpose is to connect with and serve my community. It’s also to prioritize myself. I feel more clear as to what that is supposed to look like and have started to create new opportunities. Stay tuned! A few announcements coming shortly!

What’s top of mind these days and soon to land on these pages? What does self-love actual mean? And self-care? How can we connect with our own internal sense of worthiness? What does it mean to show up for ourselves because I’m learning this is everything. 

More on all of this to come over the next couple of weeks but long story short, I am happy to say I am choosing to be back here with all of you. I missed this connection. I missed this community.

For those of you that are swimming in the mud. I see you. You are not alone. I love you and I am eager to support you.

With humble gratitude,

Katie 

20 thoughts on “{Thrive} Change is hard, isn’t it?

  1. Thank you for the courage and honesty in sharing your struggles on this journey called life! I think we all have been there and will likely find ourselves there again. Wishing you nothing but the best and I’m excited to hear about your upcoming announcements!

  2. I wish I could say something meaningful for you. You are who you are. That’s what counts. You have to please yourself. You don’t need to please others. Just be yourself. I wish I could put my thoughts into words.

  3. Welcome back, great insight , thanks for your inspiring words and vision, so glad to have u back. You guided me through my toughest days, taught me how to cook to save myself and to fill my soul with better things. You’re like an old friend returning home .

  4. Thank you for this blog post . I am too going through transition . I am returning to school further my career . Balancing a big volunteer position .
    Among with my job and personal commitments I need to practice more self care . I was really good in the summer with swimming after camp and taking care of myself .

  5. I am planning to retire soon and concerned about my ‘new’ identity when that happens. I’m looking forward to reading how you are handling it in your future posts, which I know will encourage me!

  6. Thank you for sharing your struggles. We all have them and it helps others to know we all are human! Can’t wait to hear about your future endeavors. Hugs and lots of luck in the future.

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