IS IT WORTH IT?
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We bought lunch and it was totally worth it!
Our stress free Harvest salad and in depth discussion came on the heels of my having jetted across the country to the charming city of Savannah, Georgia. I had been working with a Master life coach for the past few months and I was attending my one-on-one retreat day with her. Also, Savannah was on my bucket list and it was a fine trip.
There are definite perks to my absence, like my husband and son exercising their independence. For the past decade or so, I have taught them how to need me by being at home and I view these trips as a way for them to rely on me less as I explore new options for my own future.
Surprisingly, despite the merits of independence for everyone, there is always a little mommy guilt when I leave.
I flew to Savannah this time I wondered, “Is this really worth it?”
The only reason for this particular trip was that I had hired a coach at a premium to promote and support my own interests. Suddenly, on my way East, the price tag of the coaching and the trip seemed not so worth it. It seemed frivolous and wasteful.
In true coaching form my coach asked me, “What would make this worth it?”
In hindsight, my time with this talented lady was not what I had dreamed it would be so it would be pretty easy to assume it WASN'T worth it. The timing was off and I have told myself I was not her ideal client. I have since hired a writing coach for a fraction of the cost and LOVE it. It would be easy to say that this new investment has been SO worth it.
Truth be told, from where I sit today, it's all been worth it. Whether it's the lesson or for the pure love of it, it's all valuable. To imagine that money has been squandered or time has been less than well spent is to create undue stress and suffering. We are a collection of experiences that make up who and what we are over time.
Honestly, it's all worth it in the school of life.
And do you know what's especially worth it?
Take-in food on a chaotic day.
Light & Peace,
The Busy Buddha