‘I got this’
For years, I have been the ‘yes’ girl, the ‘I got it’ girl, the ‘I’m good, don’t need any help’ girl. In an era where we take on more, do more and well, just ‘more, more, more’ – I’m sure there’s a collection of you out there that live the same way or know someone that does. THAT, was me. Until, I met Darci. As a single female, running now two companies that I started myself and one almost 13yrs old, I have constantly run in male driven industry that has always forced me to prove my abilities, my worth and talents. While I celebrate my successes and work very hard to achieve them, my industry has driven me to reach for more with each turning year as an entrepreneur. In turn, has also driven much of my personal life to run at the same speed. Much of this speed worked fairly-well for me, until recently.
I said to a girlfriend less than a year ago ‘I wish someone had written a book about turning 40. I would have purchased ten of them!’ At thirty-eight, I started to see the change. And then, slowly as I entered my forties, I had started to wonder why the same ‘never eat, eat on the run, or eat once a day’ eating patterns, the working out at ‘mach’ speed, the no sleep routine and the loads of coffee that kept me awake all through my twenties and thirties routines were not efficiently powering my 40 year old self anymore. But instead of investigating my patterns thoroughly, and because I’m a ‘do it all myself’ kind of girl, I tried on a zillion new diets, exercise routines and more to find my own solution. Ultimately, the results I expected to see and what had really worked for me just decades earlier, was not working. Instead, I started to see other areas of my life affected – starting with my personal relationships, my self image and in the end, my peace of mind. Enter Darci.
Darci was an attendee of many of the classes I taught (I teach wine J). Each time I would see her, we would talk and connect and well, the conversations felt natural and real. Until, one conversation – I shared a good majority of ‘my stuff’. The ‘turning 40’ bit, the crazy running schedule, my lack of sleep and my horrible panicked exercise routine. In a very kind and gentle way, Darci suggested we try out some coaching together. I, of course, hesitated, thinking – how was someone really going to help ME change all of THIS (pointing to my head and overall body)?? But, as I am with most experiences in life, am a pretty open person and gave it a shot.
Let’s start here…if you don’t know Darci, let me begin by saying that our first conversation lasted over two hours. In a very natural progression, I felt as though I had just poured out my life’s story. Darci’s empathetic, authentic, caring and exceptionally giving personality made me feel as though she knew exactly where I was coming from. Within hours, Darci had given me a new eating routine, supplement recommendations (all natural) and had given me ideas for reorganizing my exercise, personal ‘me’ time and more. Month after month, we built upon the last goals and created more. And with each turning month, came more self-improvement, peace and confidence. Today, almost six months later – I feel as though, I don’t even know where life was ‘BD’ (before Darci). I’m not here to say that I am perfect, that I don’t slip back into my old red zone self when the going gets tough or that I am the perfect picture of health & wellness. But I am – stronger, more at peace, more thoughtful, and have a new set of tools (that I reach for more easily) that allows me to be more on point, set goals and live in a more calming colored zone, than the constant red line of my past. After spending an entire life reading every self-help book, trying every new skincare line, diet fad, exercise trend and thinking ‘I got this’, life never truly has seemed as clear as I work towards my goals today, at 43. Thanks to Ms. Darci, my ‘I got this’ has new meaning. And for that, I am grateful. I recommend Darci to every female friend I have. I am so in awe of her amazing energy and ability to coach & lead that I am practically a walking billboard for Darci these days. If this doesn’t strike a cord as to finding your own raw individuality, then maybe take one more really good look in the mirror, even if you think ‘I got this’.