growing pains

by Joanna on August 13, 2012

I’m back to my normal self after a week of grumpiness! Or at least I can feel my normal happy self peaking back through.

I spent most of my free time last week vegging in front of the TV, laying in bed, or reading the book Fury: True Tales of a Good Girl Gone Ballistic which I’m absolutely loving.

It’s weird, sometimes I want to punch something and feel very angry and then I’ll just feel full of love and want to hug everyone.  Very strange oscillation.

I think my life coach training stirred up some emotions and feelings that I didn’t even realize I had pushed down and pushed down and now they’re bubbling up.  They want to come out.

I’m calling them growing pains and trying to just feel the pain, to let myself experience the anger, love, sadness so that I can move past it.

You know when you clean or organize your room, it gets so much messier before it gets better?  I think that’s what’s this experience is going to be like. A little crazy and tiring during the process but then so satisfying and peaceful when you’re done.

I’d love to know:

Have you ever had growing pains? I had some serious growing pains after my wedding.  Remember when I picked up my wedding dress? After I allowed myself to process them, I was able to move past them. 





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1 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

I’m growing through some growing pains right now. I’m happy that I’m married, but I’m sad that I haven’t found a career path yet. So many mixed emotions, and a lot of change!


2 Joanna August 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

I’ve been there and it can feel so uncomfortable. You just want to figure it out! Know that you will figure it out. Unfortunately, a career path is rarely the straight line we think it is and more like a winding road. The experiences you have now will help you figure out where you want to be. It’s almost like dating–sometimes you have to learn more what you DON’T want in order to find a good match down the road.


3 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

So true! That’s a good way of looking at it!


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