We had a BIG milestone in my home this week with celebratory cake and ice cream. My oldest became a teenager! The typical signs have been there indicating that this was coming. Those of you who have teenagers in the house know exactly what I am speaking of – the growth spurt, the change in attitude, the desire for more independence. Milestones like this one are momentous and often a cause for consideration on what has happened in your life leading up to this point. We spent time remembering the birth of our son and sharing some special memories of his childhood with him. There were also passing comments on the fact that he would be driving within 3 years and going off to school in just 5 years. I know it’s coming, but I’m NOT ready to think about either of those just yet!
I had the honor this week of working with a professional who also has a milestone birthday this year. She was reflecting on where she is in her career and life at this time in comparison with where she thought she would be. While her path has been unconventional, she has gained amazing experiences at each stop along the way. She is currently recognizing how to use her unique gifts to craft the direction of her career journey as she moves forward. It is exciting to see how many options she has available to her, and I am thrilled to partner with her as she narrows those options and designs her own map to define her steps in making it a reality.
We all have milestones approaching in our lives. How are you preparing to celebrate yours and continue your journey forward?
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