Back from Burnout and Ready to Play

For the past year-and-a-half I’ve been on sabbatical, what I like to call my own personal self care retreat. The truth is, I had to retreat. I needed to find myself again.

The day I was hauled off to the hospital in the back of an ambulance was the final straw. It was time for me to take my self-care to the extreme, something I had been teaching my clients to do for years.

So I withdrew from the world for a while. I shut down my websites, put my coaching business on hold, I turned down the volume on what felt like an extremely loud and busy life and I began to listen to my heart again.

Me with my partner in all things and the love of my life, John. Biking where the dear and the antelope play!

My life has changed in so many ways this past year. I have broken through barriers that I never thought I could. I had already been working out with my husband, John, for over a year when I hired a personal trainer to help take me to the next level, and she did! I’ve worked hard physically and spiritually. And I can’t wait to share more with you!

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I’m looking forward to staying connected!

Be well my friend,

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  1. Hi Vicki.
    What a great story. I would love hearing from you

    1. Thanks Pauline. I’ve been journaling most of my life so blogging is a good expressive outlet.
      I’m looking forward to staying connected. By the way, it was so much fun (and quite amazing) to run into you in the mountains 2 1/2 hours away! Life has a way of bringing wonderful people into our lives in unexpected ways.

  2. We all need to take time off from life’s hectic events . don’t apologize your back and that’s what matters.

    1. Thank you, Debbie. I continue to work on life balance. 🙂

  3. Inspiring blog Vicki. I need to find my motivation.

    1. I so get it! It took me awhile to get motivated to do anything this past year. It took everything I had to stay on track with my health goals. I think it all comes down to priorities. Thank you so much for your comment. Just a spark of inspiration is all you need to create the momentum to really get motivated. So you’re already moving forward! Glad we can share the journey together. ❤❤❤

  4. Hi Vicki ~ WOW! I can’t believe how time flies by. I smiled when I saw your name pop up here. I’ve thought about you a lot and miss our get-togethers at b&n. I would love to hear about your “new” life! Always in my prayers.
    PS It’s ALL good ; )

    1. Cyndi! Hi there. I’ve been thinking about you too. We have got to get together and catch up. So much has happened. And I love watching what you’ve done with Wild Outdoor Women! You are an inspiration. 💕❤🚣

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