Do you carve out time for yourself?

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006-I spent 10am-5pm at an amazing workshop with about 20  midlife women or baby boomer women, as some of my coaching clients like to be called, & the 3 authors of “Invisible No More-the Secret Lives of Women Over 50!”  An absolutely super book!

The workshop, given by the trio of authors, took we willing women on a journey of discovery, exercises on visioning, making a plan, enlisting support & taking action.  We got to know each other.  Many were in or had experienced many transitions in their lives…and found commonalities with others. And had to tell each other our vision-accountability-telling someone else who’ll hold you to it!  Accountability.   This was very powerful.  At lunch break, we gathered in small groups talking more deeply about various life issues.  I happened to speak to a woman in career transition-one of my specialties & shared info about positioning resume tips, networking/doing info sessions, getting support-a job club  or group program…Another woman joined us & she had gone to a coach & when she heard that’s what I do-she told the career changer, Nancy*(not her real name!) ,to let me “have at it”.  How kind & supportive-we BOTH shared-I insisted-everyone can be the teacher & at times, the student!

This workshop left me energized, hopeful-with a defined plan/my vision for the future & action steps to take!  Now, I do this for my clients.  I saw others really seem to “get it” & vow to continue that forward momentum!

I’m in contact with 7 or 8, doing a CD on boomer women who’ve experienced transitions…a 15-20 minute phone interview-names can be changed to protect the interest! 🙂  Anyone interested in sharing your story of transition, please feel free to contact me at 410-467-0811 or

I’m so glad I carved out that time!  What about you?  Do you get so busy-you forget time for you?


Marcia Merrill, Marcia the Transition Chick, Career/Life Transitions Coach  Sign up for your FREE ebook “5 Secrets to Career/Life Triumps!” & get a bonus subscription to my ezine full of tips & resources + 2nd BONUS- SHHH!  It’a secret!


Do you carve out time for yourself? — 1 Comment

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know
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    something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit,
    but other than that, this is wonderful blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

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