080: What’s Changed and What Did I Learn?

I would like to invite you to a brand-new workshop I have created that is geared towards all my soon to be empty-nesters out there BUT really, it can apply to anyone who is going through a season of life change and would like some tips on how to deal with it better.

If you’re feeling a little lost.

If you’re feeling like you’ve lost the purpose you used to feel in your life.

If you don’t remember who you are or what used to be important to you.

If you’re having a hard time feeling happy and motivated to get going every day.

If you can’t answer the question…What do YOU want?

This is the training for you!

I’ll walk you through 3 Tips to Reconnect to YOU.

I’ll help you begin the process of discovering who you are and what you want in this next season of life.  I believe that everything you need to move forward is inside you.  I’ll show you how to access it!

Here’s the best news…it’s totally FREE!

Just go to hunkeedori.com/Empty and enter the email address you’d like it sent to.  

You’ll also be signed up for my weekly letter of encouragement that comes to your inbox AND become a member of the Hunkeedori Keeping it Together Community!  And who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

I’ve talk to a lot of people at the end of the year that just feel down on themselves.

I caught myself doing the same thing.

Then I did one thing that changed the way I felt about the year that had just ended.

I’m excited to share what I did with you today to help feel better about the past AND feel motivated to move into the new year.


Here’s the truth.

I sat down to journal one day last week and stared writing down all the stuff that I was feeling bad about not getting done from the list of goals I had made for myself for 2022.

I was remembering how excited I was to try new things, make changes in my business and in how I would spend time with my family.

It really wasn’t different than most years.  I think I’ll have time and energy to do WAY more than I actually do.  Is that true for you too?

When a whole year is out in front of you, do you envision yourself doing all sorts of things?  Using every minute of every day to read those books, meet up with friends, clean all the closets, help family whenever they need you, exercise every day so you can run longer and faster and never get tired????

I do.

When the year is starting, I think it’s actually possible to do every single goal that I set.. or I wouldn’t set them.

I wouldn’t.

I don’t like setting myself up for failure.

But I continue to set more goals than I am ever able to meet.

So, there I was again.  Journaling about all the things that I hadn’t done in 2022 and feeling really bad about myself.

Then I had this thought.

What if I started writing down all the things I DID accomplish instead of what I DIDN’T do.

It’s not like I’d sat around doing nothing for an entire year.

So, I did that.

As I journaled, I could feel my mood change almost instantly.

Instead of focusing on what I didn’t do, I started listing what I had done, and everything changed.

Maybe everything I had thought I had wanted a year ago, turned into something different.

What if I used goals to move me towards who I could become instead of reaching a specific ending point?

What if I changed the way I think about goals?

What if they are a direction to go in my path to becoming what I am meant to become, instead of an ending point. 

What if the goal isn’t about checking the box as complete?

Goals make me want to try harder, do better, and to motivate me to do things I haven’t done before.

What if that’s the point?

I’d like to leave today with a challenge for you.

Get out a sheet of paper or if you already journal, get that your journal.

Here are two prompts for you to write about:

What did I accomplish in the past year? 

What did I learn along the way?

Notice, you’re not writing what goals you reached or what you didn’t do.

Just focus on what you did accomplish and who you became.

How does that feel?

Write down those feelings!

I got up from that journaling session a different person than who I was when I sat down.

I felt really good about myself because I had done a lot, even if it wasn’t what I had originally set out to do.

Don’t get me wrong.

I will continue to set goals and work hard to achieve them.

But I don’t want to miss all the good stuff that happens as I’m heading in the direction of my goals and I won’t stop myself if it turns in to something different than I had originally planned.

There’s a lot of good stuff and it’s pretty exciting!!

As I close out today, I’d like to encourage you to


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Thanks for joining me here today and remember:

I see you.  I understand how hard you’re trying, and I’d like to help however I can.

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you back here next week.

080: What’s Changed and What Did I Learn?
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