I’m popping in to apologize for my unexpected disappearance lately. I’ve been dealing with some health issues. Thankfully, it’s nothing too serious, but it’s caused some pretty major fatigue that’s forced me to pull back on a lot of things. I’ve been wanting to write an update here for a while, but even something as seemingly simple as this quick post has felt like too much. All my energy has been going towards self-care, the basic necessities of life, and work for pre-existing clients; there’s rarely much else (if anything) left to offer anyone after that.
Resting and self-care have always been priorities for me, but now it’s on a totally different level. And even though I’m still in the thick of the getting-well process, I’m learning a lot and noticing some fascinating things as I let my body dictate my life. I’m also noticing what happens when I resist it or try to force my way through something even though I’m really too tired for it. I’m hoping to be able to explain more once my brain is fully functioning again.
I’ve got a new doctor I like, and she’s trying some new things that I think are finally starting to make a difference. I have no doubt that once I feel fully well again, I’ll come out stronger than before; I’m sure all I’m learning during this process will work its way to you one way or the other. And although the time table may be beyond my control, I’m feeling hopeful that the start of the new year will bring a fresh start to both my health and my coaching.
Please know I’m still thinking about you all (and, when I can, I'm playing with some fun offerings for you for when I’m ready to jump back in). I wish you the best both for the holidays and on your overall road to joy, and I’m looking forward to catching up with you on the flip side!
Katie Baron: life coach, freelance writer, animal and nature lover, musician, relentless optimist