It’s a new year and I am in a completely different place than I was last year. My last blog was January, 2015 when I was talking about my Seasonal Affective Disorder and in looking back, although not dwelled upon in the post, I was truly feeling a little funky and very discouraged and it was all I could do to write a post. So much has happened for me in this past year and I see a huge change in my outlook and perspective. I love this image and quote “If you know me based on who I was a year ago, you don’t know me at all. My growth game is strong. Allow me to introduce myself.” I have had this on my vision board for a year and I can truly say that vision and quote for my life has become my reality. This year, on January 19th, I turned 50 and for the first time in my life I remember, I was excited to celebrate my birthday. This past year of studying for my Masters in Spiritual Psychology has been a huge game changer for me on how I see myself and how I look at the world. I have since learned to love myself, although at times, that still presents a struggle, and I have begun looking at my life in a completely different way. I wake up feeling gratitude for the simple things. I live each day in the moment rather than catastrophizing on what could possibly happen, and I spend time getting centered and meditating and asking my inner guidance and Spirit what my next steps might be. For someone with ADHD, this is key to slowing down the mind, getting focused and feeling success.
Through making these simple changes, I am living from a place of peace, a place of empowerment and a place of authentic self-expression. This is one of my affirmations for this new year. Yes, I still struggle to show up this way but I now know what I am capable of and am up to the challenge.
As my current Facebook followers know, I have started out my journey as an ADD/ADHD Life Coach (having been a travel agent for 25 years) because of my close personal experience in having it myself along with raising 3 kids with the same diagnosis. Since the beginning, I have struggled with the idea that my kids need medicine to function and have not found it to be effective for myself. I have been on a mission – my personal journey – to find alternatives to the medicine and I am really encouraged with what I am experiencing. While I travel down this road of self-discovery, I am realizing that there is so much more to experiencing happiness and contentment on this planet. I’m not convinced that we all have a brain disorder but that we have an inability or resistance to slow down and get in touch with our inner voice and our who we are deep down inside. As I write this I get a little uncomfortable because of all of the nay-sayers I have encountered in the world of ADHD. I have been living in fear of stepping out with my personal experience and ideas because of my fear of playing big and and being seen. In reality, in my heart and in my soul, I believe that my purpose here on earth is to be the someone to speak out and change the way we as a society views ADHD. So, with all of that being said, I have decided to focus my attention not on trying to enlighten the ADHD community but to focus on what I see as the root of the issue which is helping these gifted minds get connected to their true self and their many gifts and talents. This is where my heart is and I am exited and up to the challenge, truly stepping into sharing what I believe my soul came here to do. My gifts lie in being strategic, finding solutions where others close doors and in inspiration, giving hope when others feel there is none. With these two gifts in my arsenal, I want to help the world in changing lives, helping people to see who they truly are instead of the label they have allowed themselves and others to put on them.
As I set off on this new path in my coaching business, I hope you will stay with me, keeping an open mind to the possibilities and ideas I will be sharing with my followers. As mentioned, I am currently finishing up my Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. After I graduate in August, my goals for this business of Kristin Tatman Coaching are to help those interested in discovering their true selves and uncovering their gifts so that they can find their purpose and enjoy inner peace. For my final project in June, I am creating a workbook/life planner to help people in setting goals and planning the lives of their dreams. Stay tuned as I work through the thousands of thoughts racing through my mind and already on paper in an effort to put it into a simple format that anyone can follow. Blogs will keep coming as they are part of my project, personally working through the resistance of getting organized, staying organized and ending the procrastination around living the life I know I deserve.
Thanks for reading, thank you for believing in me and my dream! Sending you love and best wishes for a 2016 of living your life to its fullest potential.