I’ll miss the pageantry and the diversion of the Olympics. I was completely captivated. And now it’s over. I’m so depressed! Now it’s back to the business of life at night–the laundry, the e-mails, bill paying, and no excuses.
As September approaches, the reality of my new third grade students (possibly troubled, or who have AD/HD, or the shy little ones and their worried parents) puts me on alert. This isn’t counseling, just informal guidance for parents with angst.
I’ve recently coached both a teacher and a post-maternity leave Mom who were literally, physically sick with anxiety about returning to the grind. Thankfully, therapeutic coaching, and a strategic plan helped the young Mom. She found a new job closer to home, felt energized rather than apprehensive, and looked more closely at the workings of her marriage. The teacher recognized that her current job isn’t a good match for her true passion and skill set.
It wasn’t always the “favorite” that got the gold in London. Sometimes, it’s those of us who have faced the struggles, tried harder, and have simply been determined to turn things around. I’ve seen it in my office with my clients; not just with Gabby Douglas.
I’m definitely rooting for you. And, I’m glad that my chores are getting done.