I would like to dedicate this post to my coach who went along with me through a few months.
At the beginning of this year I came to a point in my life where I was really struggling with myself and I didn’t know anymore which path to follow or what I could have done to help myself. I just knew that I felt lost anyhow. Indeed, I lost my awareness for my body and somehow I completely lost to love myself. This was the time when I talked to my sister who is also a coach (Global Dimension Coaching) and she asked me if I think a coach could help me fixing my problems. I affirmed immediately because I felt a strong need to get out of this situation. My sister planned to post my need for a coach into the Coaching Academy forum board and I remember that she told me at this stage: “Might be someone is answering you, but also might be nobody is, try to not expect anything.”
I took that with me and expected nothing. I trusted to whatever is around here and thought: “If I really need a coach now, someone is going to answer. But if this is not the right time for it, then nobody is answering and it would be fine as well.” I will make it short, it was definitely the right time. 🙂
My prospective coach, Andrea (Reach for the Light), answered in a few days later and proposed to get to know each other and see if we match for working together. I was so happy about that and couldn’t wait to get along with the work. We definitely matched since the first session and even if it was in the beginning a complete new situation for me I felt very understood by her and she has given me the feeling that I can trust her, which is indeed very important for having coaching sessions.
Having those sessions once a week made me absolutely aware of myself and of all things I do in my life. It was so important to come back to myself. If I look back at the time when I felt lost and compare to today, I really think that this was the best thing which could have happened to me.
Actually my blog wasn’t any of my main targets during the sessions, but it anyhow came up once and we talked about it. I was always thinking about creating a blog, but somehow I waited for the right moment or wasn’t that confident to believe in what I do. This changed right after this session and so I started immediately to create my page and posted already my very first post. I was so happy at that time and still am when I am able to share my thoughts through the blog.
Who knows at what time I would have started to create the blog when my coach wouldn’t be there? Nobody can answer that, but the important thing to know is that she was there and that’s why the blog came alive… 😉
The following cake is only for Andrea, a coach who has led me through good, hard but also very perceptive times. A coach who taught me getting my awareness back and knowing methods to keep myself on this way. Thank you!!!
Ps: I really would have tried to send it by mail, but I assume the cake wouldn’t survive the long journey to your mail box. 😉
Meyer Lemon cake dedicated to Andrea (from Always with Butter, recipe adjusted):
preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius
110g spelt flour,
75g almond flour,
1/2 tsp baking powder,
1/2 tsp baking soda,
pinch of salt,
combine all together and set aside
150g of light brown sugar,
mix together until creamy
add one at a time
zest of 2 lemons and juice of a half lemon,
1 tsp vanilla sugar,
add to the butter and egg mixture, mix in the dry ingredients
200g of sour cream,
fold into and fill the pan, bake for approx. 40 minutes