Love Letter: You’re not too old & it’s not too late (8/17/22)

Today’s message is incredibly important to me. When I think about my life and all of the choices I’ve made that led me here, the thing that I’ve always carried is I have never been afraid to take a risk, to take chances, and most of all, to begin again. 

I think so many people struggle because they are afraid of change – sometimes the change needed is a break-up, sometimes the change needed is to move to a new place or leave a job or simply ask for help. 

Andrew and I are coming up on two years of living in Charlotte. I remember when we moved here, people would say, “What brought you to Charlotte?” and often assumed we only made the change because of work. We’d smile and say, “the lifestyle and because we wanted to.” I am celebrating our courage to make this change because it’s been amazing for us. I hope you are never afraid to make the changes needed in your life. 

Your midweek mantra is, “My life is my own, and I will let love guide my choices. I embrace change in my life.”

I hear from women all the time, “but I don’t want to start over.” Guess what happens if you don’t “start over?” You wind up STAYING in horrible, empty relationships.

I feel so sad whenever I hear this, and here’s what I want you to know – the best relationships are made up of new beginnings over and over again. 

Relationships go stale in general because people aren’t willing to adapt and change and begin again with who they are together NOW rather than hanging onto the beginning. 

Staying in a relationship that’s not working is a cruel thing to do – both to you AND your partner. 

We live in a world so resistant to change, yet CHANGE helps us all come alive. That IS the thing that helps us grow. 

No matter how old you are, it is never too late – to begin a new career, a new hobby, or a new relationship. 

Don’t be afraid to start over – be afraid of staying stuck, of not being fully alive in your life and all your relationships, and let that be fuel for you to make the change. You are always worthy and always enough.

Check out The New Truth podcast episode from this week, “The New Paradigm of Motherhood,” where Kate interviews her former client and friend, Mallyce Miller. This episode is for the Single Woman Who’s Worried about her Fertility Clock Running Out! In this new episode style, we showcase an amazing woman living her truth and fully embracing the new paradigm. When she started actively dating, she felt so much pressure trying to “find” the right person so she could have the family she always desired. Mallyce shares an empowering, new paradigm story where she decided to follow her truth and have a baby as a solo parent. The experience has been a dream, and she’s never been happier in her life – as a solo mom!

And, as the summer comes to a close, I wanted to share with you that I will be taking the last week of August off to savor it with my sweet little family. What’s that mean for you? You won’t see me post on social media from Monday, August 29th through Friday, September 2nd, and you won’t receive a Love Letter on Wednesday, August 28th. 

Having a baby has changed everything for me, and I am embracing what it means to pause, rest, and truly STOP sometimes – and I wish that for you. We live in a cruel “hustle” culture, and it’s so important for all women to know how to slow down and stop. You deserve it, and you are worth it. 

I love you,