I truly believe that you meet people for a reason and never by accident. Just as I believe that everything happens for a reason, I also believe people come into your life for a reason. God has a plan! Sometimes you meet new people who become family, sometimes it is to learn something about yourself, and sometimes it is to open your eyes to something new! Sometimes you are lucky enough to realize WHY you have met someone!!
One of my favorite “perks” of business travel is all of the different people I meet and get to talk to: people in the airport, at the hotel bar, on the plane (giggle giggle) and everywhere else along the way! We all know how shy I am NOT; I just love meeting new people.
I have been so VERY blessed over the past couple of months to have met a bunch of different people! ALL who have played a different role in my life! Some people helped me realize that I am working too hard (well, ok, I already KNEW this, but, it helps hearing it from a stranger). Some have reminded me that it is OK to be vulnerable. Some have reminded me how intelligent I am. Some have suggested a new book or taught me something new! Some have helped me “get my groove back”. And some have DOWN RIGHT reminded me of WHO I AM! Crazy, but, TRUE! Bottom line is I am so blessed to have met so many different people who have had an amazing impact on my life!
I also think it is somewhat crazy that I have lost so much of myself and it took a series of random (ish) people to remind me just who I am! I say this with a genuine, non-judgmental tone!
The truth is I HAVE lost myself over the past months. Working crazy hours and dealing with work crisis after crisis DOES take a toll on you! I think I was trying to downplay the impact! Not necessarily in denial, but, trying to hope for the best.
I AM BACK! I have not felt this much “like myself” in a while (probably longer than I would like to admit!). I feel happy and sassy. I feel flirty and sexy (even on a cross country flight in a middle seat wearing yoga pants). I feel like the Christine I know and LOVE!!! While it makes me sad to have lost myself so much, I am OVER THE MOON that I feel like ME again! I don’t think I actually realized I wasn’t being myself; until now. I am back! I am confident. I’ve got this! I know God has my back! This girl is ON FIRE! She is sassy, flirty, and ready to grab life by the horns!