Hi, I’m Jen.
The idea for Life After Busy came to me during a sob session on my first yoga retreat. Each day started with 25 minutes of silent meditation. The first time I sat cross-legged and began chanting OM in this rustic temple, I came completely unglued in less than two minutes.
The flood of emotions took me by surprise. This wasn’t me. I’m the Type A girl that gets it all done without breaking a sweat but not this time.
Life and all its messiness came down on me in that ashram. I finally had stopped and looked inside. There were no to-do lists or news feeds to distract me. I had pushed through the worst year of my life and the only way out was by turning inside.
The flood of tears had been welling up while I fought cancer alongside my mom. I didn’t have time to feel those emotions because I was busy still being someone for everybody else. When cancer took my mom too soon, life shook me HARD. I finally took the time to recognize the emotions and vulnerability I had pushed aside.
This was the wakeup call I needed to see that there is more to life than being busy. Before I packed up my yoga mat, I promised myself that I would find a way to live beyond exhaustion as a status symbol.
I hope our paths have crossed before you’ve reached your breaking point.
Life After Busy is a place where you can break free from the busy trap. I’m harnessing my Type A powers for good. Time management and productivity are skills you can take outside the office. There also needs to be space in your life for self-care or you might end up ugly crying on a yoga mat in the woods.
I am a writer and coach to help you find the path to a fulfilled life. It can be a dark and scary journey but you don’t have to do it alone.
We are living during a distracted time. There’s so much competing for our attention - family, friends, career, social media, the list goes on and on.
There’s more to life than constant interruption. We need to find a way to fight through all that noise to focus on what’s most important. Small tweaks to refocus. There is life after being busy.