Hey y’all! Jocelyn here. I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know I’m still around.
Life has been a little crazy for all of us in 2020, but I figured if I’m going to fall off the face of the earth, I should at the very least let everyone know where I’ve been!
Here’s the Cliff’s notes version.
The past few years have been a little challenging for me to say the least. I have alluded to this on the podcast, but the truth is that it’s been a much darker time than I’d care to admit to most people. After we sold my education website, I went through a very unexpected period of grief and loss for something that was so close to me for such a long time.
That’s not to say I have any regrets when it comes to selling it. I don’t. I just wasn’t prepared for the wave of emotions that followed and also how that sale would affect how I showed up in the rest of the business as well as other parts of my life.
Since 2017, I’ve done a lot of soul searching and various types of therapy to deal with my changing mental state and chronic pain from anxiety (including but not limited to counseling, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, dry needling, psychiatry, medication, etc.). Nothing worked. I still felt lost.
When the calendar turned over to 2020 and I celebrated my 40th birthday in the midst of a global pandemic, I started spiraling out of control. My kids were home 24/7 (which is kryptonite to this extreme introvert), everything was closed, and I had lots of time to cook (and eat). I lost interest in a lot of the things I’ve always loved, and I just couldn’t wrap my head around my role in the business. I also gained a lot of weight. Ugh.
Tired of being aimless and unhealthy, I happened upon a specific episode of a friend’s podcast and learned about a program called Mindfix. It’s for high achievers and perfectionists who can’t empty their stress buckets via traditional means. I signed up and I’m about halfway through right now. I wouldn’t say I’m completely cured yet, but I’ve certainly made some huge strides and I have hope for the first time in a long time!
We made some tough choices for me to step out of the podcast and some of my other business roles for now while I’m on the road to getting healthy again. I’m not making any commitments or promises for the future – there’s a good chance I’ll be back before long.
Right now I’m just focusing on doing things I love (like writing), taking care of the kids, and prioritizing my health (both mental and physical). I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I’m doing along the way, so keep an eye out for future posts about health, fitness, and other things I’m working on. Stay tuned – I am excited to share with y’all.