I like order. Appreciate routine. Thrive with structure. Resist change. That’s my type A personality shining through. It’s what makes me who I am and allows me to excel in so many areas of life, whether it’s in my role with RTC or in keeping my family and home running smoothly. But earlier this year, I was faced with the following realization: You have to change in order to grow. Hmph. That wasn’t in my plans.
Amidst an ever changing life at home with a newborn, a toddler, and a 2nd grader and a family move across three states as my husband was promoted and relocated once more, I thought that was enough change for the time. That is until I had the pleasure of experiencing one of the infamous (and incredibly uncomfortable) RTC Interventions a few months ago, as we were all confronted with the changing face of RTC and a reassignment of direction. And, as one might expect from someone with my personality, I did not handle it well. It threw me off my game, knocked me completely off balance and onto my ass, removed the wind from my sails, and I stalled. On that phone call, I sobbed on mute, resisting the truth reflected in the mirror, unable to accept this gift packaged in a not so beautiful box.
I did not know what to do. So I took notes and made lists. I reflected. I analyzed and then overanalyzed everything. And then I realized:
You can go through it or you can grow through it.
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So I chose to do both. I would go through it, but I could also grow and accept that not only would RTC provide me with the chance to help others be their best and discover their true potential, they were going to challenge me to do the same. Even if it meant confronting uncomfortable truths.
So the past few months have been a discovery process: Who am I? What are my stumbling blocks? What obstacles have I placed in my way? How can I achieve balance and harmony in every area of my life without putting myself and my needs last? How can I grow in ways that allow me to accept and receive as well as give back?
What I’m discovering is that by simply putting myself and my needs back on the list, I’m able to find more fulfillment and be a better me. I’m rediscovering my joy, and I’m able to sit in that place and bask in the moment.
A challenge for me? Absolutely. A beautiful realization? Definitely. A privilege to be a part of a company that aims to transform the lives of not only our authors and their audiences, but also its staff? Yes.