Ten years into my forced retirement (after a crippling accident) I found myself living 1600 miles away from my friends and immediate family, with a house that was TOO CLEAN (by my own standards), a husband who was VERY ill, and bored out of my mind. I could no longer work at my job (I had a horrible accident that left me unable to walk or stand for more than 20 minutes at a clip, and sitting for long periods brings excruciating pain).
Yet, I was LUCKY
Because 10 years in I should have been in a wheelchair or still wearing braces on my leg, but I had also spent those ten years in INTENSIVE physical therapy, learning to walk again. While my LIFE changed, my spirit never did and I still managed to live my life the way I always had…in Champagne Living style.
In 2008 I found myself BORED.
I needed a purpose, a raison d’être. Champagne Living was about to become a reality in the blogosphere. With no REAL direction, other than the opportunity to share my knowledge of living an amazing life no matter WHAT odds are against you – be it physical, financial, or just ATTITUDE, I embarked on what was to become a dream come true for me. A way to share what I know, find new opportunities to TRULY live the way that I love, and meet wonderful new people along the way
BUT WHAT IF I HADN’T?
What if I hadn’t had the good fortune of talking with a friend who helped me set up my very first blog? What if I was computer illiterate?
What if I had NO IDEA what to do next?
What if I just kept floundering with a clean house?
I probably would have
This was just about the same time when life coaches were becoming popular. Being one to try new things, and valuing the opinion of someone who’s NOT overly involved with my life – like Mr. S. who would have been HAPPY to see me continue to cook & clean.
Perhaps my life would have taken an entirely different turn…I don’t know. But I do know that if I am once again faced with – WHAT DO I DO NOW, that I would certainly turn to a life coach or someone who could help me see what it is that I REALLY should be doing.