Where to start?

Although I wouldn’t change most of my 30+ years as a mom, (well, except for those times at Band Camp) I did kinda lose “ME” in the process.  Taking a good look at myself, it was not a pretty picture.   We won’t go into all of the mental issues of suddenly being an “empty-nester” (and some of my kids surely did make me MENTAL), but will focus on my more noticeable issues.  I was no longer at soccer practice, scouts and school anymore, and did actually find a career where I could excel, but I didn’t feel like a successful business woman and I certainly didn’t look like one!  My purse weirdly resembled a diaper bag, most of my clothes looked like maternity garb, and, oh yeah, I was still driving the family hooptie to my new executive job.  The car thing really chapped my ass, and although I admit the mini-van was an improvement over the hunk magnet ride “Clifford”, our 15 passenger cherry red monster, it still looked like a preschool shuttle bus.

So, with new found determination and checkbook in hand, I headed to the local dealership to announced I wanted to buy a car.  With one shaky swoop of my Kroger pen (found in the bottom of the Purse of Doom)  I was suddenly a chick with a hot car! This was freakin’ fantastic! Notice I didn’t say I was a hot chick with a car, but I felt I was headed in the right direction.

I have not regretted one single monthly payment since then and I love it when I hear people say “Hey lady, I like your car!”  The chromium plated, fully illuminated, genuine accessory shift knobs, along with sunroof top, cute key fob and the oh so wonderful seat warmers would make any woman swoon!

I will always be the mom of six wonderful kids, but for now…  they have to ride with their dad.  This car is ALL MINE!

Change is scary and change is hard.  Sometimes we arrive at a moment in our lives and we look  around and wonder “what the hell is going on????”  It’s OK!  The hardest part is just figuring out which direction to go.  After that, as I always say… “All you need is a plan, and a shiny red pair of shoes!”

“Why does she keep saying stuff about RED SHOES?” you may ask.  Remember the Good Witch in the “Wizard of Oz” told Dorothy after she had spent the entire movie running around asking people to help her, that she had the power all along.  She only had to figure out how to use it and that is where I come in.

As a Life Coach, I help many people find their goals, make a plan and help them begin!  Check out this BLOG each day for ideas, suggestions and comic relief about life and Transformation Together we can take a look at where you are, what the hell is going on and see if you need  a hot car too!   See you tomorrow!

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If the Shoe Fits…

Lions, tigers and bears, OH WTH???  I suddenly realized that the life I was living was EXACTLY like the Wizard of Oz!  Flying monkeys, herds of munchkins, bad fashion choices and even a couple of wicked biotches.  This was ridiculous! When I really started to think about it, it was almost comical.   I was spending my days with people who were “heartless”, “clueless”, “chicken shits” and definitely people who wanted to blow green smoke up my ass, pretending to be someone they were not.  Hell, I even have a little dog!

Just like the movie, I was running around asking everyone’s advice and never really finding the answers.  I knew I wasn’t getting where I wanted to go, and I sure as hell wasn’t getting any younger.  Who could I blame? Surely, it wasn’t a giant gust of wind with sailing chickens.  Then who’s fault was it and who could help me figure this out?  I spent a lot of time fussing around and though I hated to admit it, the answer was clear. If I got myself into a life that didn’t thrill me, like Dorothy, I was going to figure out how to use my power to find the answers myself.  I didn’t need anyone, not even a fairy godmother.  All I needed was a plan… and a shiny pair of red shoes.

After many years of helping other people achieve their Optimum Life, I decided to take my show on the “Yellow Brick Road” and see where my own Transformation leads.  As a Life Coach, I would be happy to pack a bigger  picnic basket if you would like to join me.  If you are ready for YOUR Transformation, or you just want to cheer me on for mine, check out my Red Shoe Life Transformation Blog each day for tips, suggestions and overall comic relief.