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Rosi said, "You've come a long way. Just look at what you've accomplished." I find her words encouraging. I've heard those words a few times in the last year from amazing sister friends.
Nearly two years ago I wrote my first blog post. (Excuse me while I reflect upon this milestone: Who is this B*a*g Lady Anyway.) I wrote, "You're probably wondering who the heck is this BAG Lady and why is she writing these posts. Well there was no election, so I wasn't voted in as "THE" BAG Lady, but there in lies the beauty of it. All women are welcome and there's no test, no panel of experts and no debates. I just basically volunteered because I've observed the women around me seeking some Believe Act Go power. I thought, "Self, we (women) could use some collective BAG. My sincere hope is that I can inspire, the Belief in yourself,,the desire to Act and the vision to Go where your dreams meet your reality."
3 1/2 years ago I became acutely aware that I was traveling on too busy, mom, wife, career woman highway. I thought my exhaustion and spiritual emptiness was the price every woman had to pay for success. I did have a physical wound. Surgery took care of that. During the 6 weeks of medical leave I was forced off of the fast lane to reflect on how I had arrived at this place. The physical wound soon healed, but it was just the beginning of my spiritual healing.
We're fast approaching the 2 year anniversary of this blog. 2 years ago I wrote about not being a casualty of corporate America, which by the way is not the enemy. Casualty? Kind of dramatic. Myrna was my life coach at the time. I told her I needed an escape plan. She interpreted that to mean that I needed to replace the income my career had delivered. I would have thought the same thing if I were her. I wasn't quite sure where I needed to go or how exactly I was going to get there, but I did know I had much more too offer AND for a purpose much bigger than myself.
Self discovery, which we call Discovering Your B*a*g, can't be accomplished through a 6 week on-line training course. It's a life long journey. With this in mind, I remind myself not to be so hard on myself and less critical of the pace of my so called "escape". When I hear the words Rosi shared with me today I am reminded that it's about the journey. I hope you'll keep riding along with me on this journey and invite more as well. Here's Modern B*a*g Ladies on Facebook and Twitter.