Getting Started

by Dian Reid-Jancic· Follow Dian on

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Getting started is always the hardest part. I’ve said that the best cure for writer’s block is writing. And so here I am. I decided to get started with the blog after asking all of you to get started in getting to know me. So here we go…

First I didn’t know what to blog about. Then I got a few ideas, but I didn’t know where to go from there. And then I forgot about them. This past weekend I took the third of five courses with CTI and focused on some action I’m going to take around my Coaching Practice. And that reminded me to brainstorm.

And that brainstorm led me to give you a piece of who I am.

I’m Dian. I read books and papers and magazines and blogs and articles and notes. I write blogs and essays and journals and drafts and chapters and words. When I love, I love fiercely and honestly and wholly. I’ve found that hate has no place in my life and if I feel it creeping in then I take a look at what’s going on with me not what I hate. I honor myself by writing, playing softball with a group of women who make me laugh, playing fetch with my puppy (sometimes I fetch, sometimes he does, and it all works out in the end), golfing by myself on a Tuesday morning just because I like the fresh air, hiking every now and then just to feel my muscles working in nature, reading books on a consistent basis that inspire and motivate me, laughing when something is funny, crying when something hurts, and growing myself just because I have faith that I can. I’m curious about trees and birds and faith and love and eyesight and cotton and cows and mountains and Rome and humankind and wireless telephones and oceans and plastic and fruit and electricity and souls and so much more I could fill infinite pages. I am also grateful for all these curious things and the joys they bring. I believe that positive energy is more powerful than negative energy, that light is stronger than dark, that people are inherently good, that the sun was meant to shine, that the rain serves a powerful purpose, that people are more important than things, that love is stronger than hate, that everything happens for a reason, that growth comes as a result of stretching our souls, and that we all have the capacity for growth. I am a Co-Active Life Coach who wants to coach people who want to be coached, who want something more for themselves, who are not content to just live a life that someone else has laid out for them, who have found passions they want to explore, who are happy where they are and just want to find something more to be happy about, who are tired of being where they are and just want to get someplace else and don’t know where that is or how to get there, or who know where they’re going and have lost faith in getting there.

These bits are of course just that, bits and pieces of who I am and who I coach and who want to coach. I enjoy embracing these bits and pieces and even exploring them from time to time – just to make sure my life is still exactly what I want it to be.

And so that gets started on who I am…but what I really want to know is who you are….

  • Dian,
    I came across your website thru connections on facebook and I too am a believer “that everything happens for a reason”. I read many of your blog entries and so much rang true for me and where I am in my life. So I am not a writer but I will just put it all out there because I am very interested in your services. The last year and a half have been anything but comfortable but I am slowly finding out that healing is happening. I am an addict in recovery but it has been a long road… lot’s of shame, guilt, self hating. I have been single for a year and a half for the first time in my adult life. I have been working thru childhood sexual abuse and dealing with my addiction. I have a great group of friends and an amazing Family which has helped tremendously. I have never been so raw, vulnerable and just feeling everything for the first time. I learned at a very early age (6) that it was “my job” to take care of and protect my younger sister based on threats from my abusers. I remember leaving myself at 6 and just knowing I had to protect my younger sister. Caretaking is what I have always known but I never learned to take care of myself. Throughout my childhood and into college sports was always my outlet (thankfully). I would hit the tennis ball against our garage for hours at a time it was my only outlet because I couldn’t say anything. After college I continued with tennis and coached volleyball along with my full time job… but I also found alcohol and my favorite.. prescription pain meds after a couple of back surgeries. They killed that emotional pain that I felt I just couldn’t face. So after many years of using off and on and being in relationships because then I could focus on someone else besides myself… or keeping myself so busy so I didn’t have to feel. Here I am over the last several months feeling naked, raw and scared. Some nights curled up in a ball crying for hours wondering if I will ever feel better. Through all this I have come to trust in something much bigger than me and just laying it all out there. I just want to be comfortable in my own skin… and some days it fits better than others. I am very grateful for my life and the wonderful gifts in my life. So taking away the drugs, being single and slowing down I am forced to be with myself. I am not going to lie it has been a struggle to be with me. But I do believe I am on the right path and I trust a higher power. So there you have it Dian do you think you can help a lost soul like me? I appreciate you taking the time to read this… I do hope it makes some sort of sense….. Signed, Hopeful.

  • Dian,
    I came across your website thru connections on facebook and I too am a believer “that everything happens for a reason”. I read many of your blog entries and so much rang true for me and where I am in my life. So I am not a writer but I will just put it all out there because I am very interested in your services. The last year and a half have been anything but comfortable but I am slowly finding out that healing is happening. I am an addict in recovery but it has been a long road… lot’s of shame, guilt, self hating. I have been single for a year and a half for the first time in my adult life. I have been working thru childhood sexual abuse and dealing with my addiction. I have a great group of friends and an amazing Family which has helped tremendously. I have never been so raw, vulnerable and just feeling everything for the first time. I learned at a very early age (6) that it was “my job” to take care of and protect my younger sister based on threats from my abusers. I remember leaving myself at 6 and just knowing I had to protect my younger sister. Caretaking is what I have always known but I never learned to take care of myself. Throughout my childhood and into college sports was always my outlet (thankfully). I would hit the tennis ball against our garage for hours at a time it was my only outlet because I couldn’t say anything. After college I continued with tennis and coached volleyball along with my full time job… but I also found alcohol and my favorite.. prescription pain meds after a couple of back surgeries. They killed that emotional pain that I felt I just couldn’t face. So after many years of using off and on and being in relationships because then I could focus on someone else besides myself… or keeping myself so busy so I didn’t have to feel. Here I am over the last several months feeling naked, raw and scared. Some nights curled up in a ball crying for hours wondering if I will ever feel better. Through all this I have come to trust in something much bigger than me and just laying it all out there. I just want to be comfortable in my own skin… and some days it fits better than others. I am very grateful for my life and the wonderful gifts in my life. So taking away the drugs, being single and slowing down I am forced to be with myself. I am not going to lie it has been a struggle to be with me. But I do believe I am on the right path and I trust a higher power. So there you have it Dian do you think you can help a lost soul like me? I appreciate you taking the time to read this… I do hope it makes some sort of sense….. Signed, Hopeful.

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