So here I am. I’m Janine. I’m a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a granddaughter, a great grand daughter, a coach, a teacher, a sister, a colleague, a compassionate, caring, sometimes moody, a complete over thinker and worrier but someone who completely loves love and really cares. I care about people, I care about the world, I care about how you’re feeling, I care about how your mum, friend or stranger is feeling. I’m an empath, a sensitive yet happy soul who is constantly aiming to be better today than I was yesterday. Now, I am certainly not perfect, not by a very long shot, and I’d like to think I possess a lot of humility.
Why I am writing this right now? I am thirsty for more. I’m not sure exactly what ‘more’ is but I do know that I’ve had the urge to write. I was never an A grade student, I still struggle at times to put intelligent sounding sentences together, partly because of my enthusiasm to get my words out and partly because I never seemed to build the vocabulary to include these ‘big words’. An insecure child, I was too busy in my head, worrying about what other people thought of me, my body image and self worth, and over thinking to really get engaged in what was happening at school. Ironically, I later studied to become a Primary school teacher and really feel that I have strength in connecting with and educating particularly those students who are like the younger Janine.
I am sick of hiding. It’s time to be real and transparent without too much hesitation or filter. What is there to lose? Will I look back on my life in 20, 30, 40 years from now and regret living my life to the fullest? Wish I didn’t be me? I’m a woman who without self expression I go a little loopy. I need to talk. I need to write. I need to get it out. I need connection. Real soul connection. Not this surface level chit chat, but real deep conversation. How are you really going?
We are born wired for connection. It’s in our DNA, as strong a need as food, water and warmth. I guess this is just one of the many reasons I am a Life Coach and educator of children. Getting into other people’s heads and helping them to be the best version of themselves really motivates, energizes and fills me up emotionally and spiritually.
If just one person can identify with my posts or if I can help just one person feel like they’re not alone in this big scary world and that they too have permission to be their incredible, unique, authentic true self, then my job here is complete. But I hope from reading my upcoming posts you can receive much much more.
If you can say what you mean without saying it meanly and you’re not hurting anybody in the process, be your unique and wonderful self. And as Dr Seuss so famously quotes:
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr Seuss
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POSTS BY JANINE
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Janine Graham is a Mum, a Primary School Teacher and a Wellness and Mindfulness Coach. Janine works with women to refocus their energy on what aligns with their values and supports and challenges them to create a greater overall life satisfaction. Janine is skilled and passionate in empowering women in issues such as body confidence, relationships, fertility, parenting, life balance and unconditional self-love. Make contact with Janine today for your free, no obligation clarity call.
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