I could hardly wait for this past week off. It has been planned and I have been looking forward to it for two months. I was to spend one whole week in Santa Fe in a beautiful home, and that week was just for me and 2012 business reflection.
I did not plan to be so sick I couldn’t get out of the lovely bed in this beautiful home the entire week. What started as a sinus infection in October hung on and never really went away. Now I am in the process of healing from pneumonia and bronchitis. And as if that wasn’t enough, I threw in conjunctivitis.
As I lay here coughing and coughing some more, I had plenty of time to think. And I think many of the women in my life suffer from overcommitment like I do. We are so driven for our causes and passions that we miss the point altogether: to enjoy life. As I move forward, recovered and committed to family, friends, Live At Choice and my clients, I promise this:
I am in inquiry about what I cannot see that has me make choices that put me in illness rather than choices that have me celebrate my passions, care for others and CARE FOR SELF. I move forward with a commitment to be healthy.
I ask that all you incredibly powerful women join me in this commitment to self care. One thing I do not want is to pass this lack of self care on to the young women who follow us. Will you join me on this journey?