It wasn’t pretty – pretty ugly is more like it. We’ve made it so far and when we reach 2021, there won’t be any sudden pivot to whatever life becomes post-pandemic. It’s here for awhile, and we are going to need to keep adjusting – and reinventing – accordingly.
I am SO ready to kick 2020 to the curb. SO ready to create 2021. You, too?
Which leads me to today’s post.
The newest speaking and wingwoman offering at TOTALLY TATARELLI.
If you’ve been a subscriber for awhile (thank you!) you might see this as I do… reinvention is not a new topic around here… it is the ultimate intersection of EVERYTHING I’ve been about championing in myself and others over all these years. Welcome…
BOLDERSHIP™ : THE MODERN WAY TO REINVENT YOURSELF
THANK YOU to those who already – or may in the new year – recommend, refer and/or hire me as your WingWoman, your Discreet Confidence Builder, your Host and your Inspirational Speaker. I am thrilled to be working with you:
Women at every level of work. Women at every stage of life.
One thing I know for sure:
REINVENTION IS EVERYDAY LIFE… IT’S. ALL. LIFE!
Curious: How have you reinvented yourself in this unprecedented year? If you’d like, please comment below. You’ll inspire in ways you may never know. Thank You!
That’s it for now.
Stay Safe. Stay Sane. Keep Becoming Totally YOU! And I will, too.
Ready when you are.
Ann Tatarelli Ulrich – TOTALLY TATARELLI: WingWoman For Women – Discreet Confidence Builder – Confidence Makeovers – Host & Inspirational Speaker
I’ll never forget the gut-wrenching feeling after that surprise phone call. I was fired from my dream job. Or more accurately: one of my many dream jobs.
I stayed all dressed up (as if looking the role would bring it back?) and called my friend, Monica. I needed to see a dear friend. On my deck. With wine. Girl talk. The real kind. Pronto.
When David returned from biz travels a few days later, he took one look at me,
“You’re not over this, are you.”
Um, no. It happened like yesterday, how could I be. Not even close.
He suggested I get a good night’s sleep and then scheduled a kitchen table ‘meeting’ with me for the next morning. (Sometimes you just need to let someone you trust guide you thru and beyond your stuckness.)
That ‘meeting’ shifted my whole perspective and transformed my soul.
I was going to be all right.
Yet there I was: Fired. From a major dream job after having been invited in, following an international search. I would be Co-CEO of a soon-to-be-global startup.
(Don’t ever be Co-Anything. Own your role… and structure the organization so that everyone else can own theirs, too.)
I left my BOLD business and my Fit Modeling Agency to go do this. It was an opportunity custom-created, made-in-heaven, a custom fit, for me. So yes, it was a very big deal.
And yet, there I was. Fired.
Back to David. “Head to Treehouse. Nature will do you good. Take a few months and go write. You always wanted to write. Go. Write.”
So many times in my life I was sure I no longer needed a cabin. Every time, ours has proven me wrong. I packed a few things, said my Goodbye Awesome Husband goodbyes, and headed to Treehouse. The little lake cabin we built together almost 30 years ago.
When I arrived, I was overcome with emotion – gratitude, exhaustion, amazingly no hate.
The decision someone else made for me was no longer holding me prisoner in my own mind.
I headed out the door, straight onto one of my favorite dirt trails… I walked that dry, dusty road and cried pools of tears until all that was left on my face was the same dry dust I was walking thru.
And then I looked up. I looked deep into the woods. And saw THIS.
Sunshine revealed a most exquisite scene… mighty trees protecting bouquets of delicate peach-colored moss.
I had walked past this same spot every Fall for years… and never noticed.
I exhaled one last massive exhale and finally believed I was ready to let it all go. And in that moment, reinforced for myself that no matter how hard anyone wanted to help me thru it…
Rebounding from any setback was, is, and always will be… up to me.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here.
KEEP BECOMING TOTALLY YOU
And I will, too.
ANN TATARELLI ULRICH
WingWoman For Women – Champion. Friend. Coach. Confidante.