Finding a Voice

If you follow me on Facebook or any of my other social sites, you know that the last few months have been an amazing trial for me.  The actual illness itself was actually the beginning of a far more difficult journey of recovery.

I’ve watched a wide variety of illness in family members and friends throughout my life.  It literally defined certain members of my family.  However, I can’t say that I fully understood it until I began the challenge myself.

At the end of January, I was probably the strongest I’ve ever been in my life.  I had completed month one of the Insanity 60-day challenge and was heading into a recovery week before starting month two.  I was at a lower weight than I have ever been in my adult life.  I was feeling good every day, speaking on a regular basis and wondering where I could find more time for personal ventures.

Then I noticed that I was starting to come down with a fever…

Here we stand in May, months after all of that happened and I have been trying to find my voice since I’m still not able to consistently use my own (and still won’t for a minimum of two more months).  I also had more forced rest, which typically means “thinking time,” to face the state of what my life has become.

I’ve always loved the art of writing.  I also take immense pride in the craft of creation.  But ever since my youth, I’ve also mastered the art of building “half of a sandcastle” and walking away or forgetting.  I have a million great ideas and spend a lot of time building a quarter of them and then moving on to another.  It’s especially ironic given the fact that I coach hundreds of people a month on why they SHOULDN’T do this – so you can be assured that I know this from experience!

This website is a fantastic example – it was the product of a fantastic idea I had to create more direct connections with the many people that I work with or follow on a daily basis.  Instead, it became another half-built sandcastle.  Actually, this one may have been closer to 75%.  Even though it’s a pretty standard template, I still like it and I’m gonna stick with it!

So, I wanted a voice – it was just a matter of choosing one.  Here I am!

Ken Course

Ken Course is the founder of this site along with many other projects.

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Ken Course - May 24, 2012

I forgot to post this after writing this morning – figured I would share.

Diane Hansen - May 24, 2012

I’ll keep working on the other castles. 🙂 So glad you have chosen a voice and I look forward to reading!

Ashley Mahaffey - May 24, 2012

Great post!

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Diana Ruth Porter - May 24, 2012

enjoyed the read. love, your step-grandma.

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Womeninproperty Melbourne - May 24, 2012

Glad you ARE recovering Ken. Loving the YES Energy coaching… If only I was getting the links..

Harmen Stevens - May 25, 2012

Keep on posting Ken, the Live Out Loud community will keep supporting you however long you need us. And about finishing things half: changing this behavior is easy. Just look at it like loving to start new things and then find a team member to continue its growth 😉

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