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How I Began Living Well Instead of Hell | Mary Biever | One Writing Mother

How I Began Living Well Instead of Hell

Old dogs can learn new tricks. Middle aged mothers can change their lives.

For a lifetime, I’ve survived sickness and health through fire, famine, and flood. Sometimes just barely. By the grace of God, love of a great husband, and help of good friends.

I’ve spent my life helping family and friends, raising my children, and helping my husband begin and grow his business.

My kids are nearly grown. What will my life be when our nest is empty? 

Four months ago, I went on a retreat, Living Hell to Living Well by Kimberly Delcoco. This was my first ever retreat just for me.

That weekend, I dug into who I am and who God wants me to be – personally and professionally. 

We set goals – short and long term, big and small.  Kim gave us tools so our goals wouldn’t just be a wish list that never happens but would effect real and long term improvement in our lives.

I’ve never had a long range life plan.  Since returning home, with the encouragement of our retreat small group, I’m reaching for my goals.  For the first time since Richard and I started our business ten years ago, we took a real family vacation.

The retreat inspired me to try a new adventure – developing my computer coaching business. I love to empower people to use computers better.  Now, I hope to do it better.

There’s a transition from helping everyone else pursue their dreams to seeking my own. 

Thanks to entrepreneur friends & fellow retreaters who encourage me – Mandy Gregory, Stacy Shanks, and Dana Nelson. And a big thanks to Jennifer Butler Hollander, who’s helping me focus, plan, and organize this new adventure. 

Living well is more fun than surviving whatever comes next. Thanks, Kim, for helping me change my outlook and my life.

My 2011 resolution is simple: keep on adventure I began on the retreat, From Living Hell to Living Well.

My American dream….


3 Responses to “How I Began Living Well Instead of Hell”

  1. Kimberly Delcoco December 29, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    WOW….thank you for sharing the impact of the Living Hell to Living Well retreat and your new community of retreaters! This means everything to me….this is WHY I do what I do. THANK YOU for allowing me to be on your path….and of course cheers to CREATING YOUR AMERICAN DREAM! BIG hugs!

  2. Nibby Priest December 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    I want to be on this venture with you Mary! I met Kim in person only once. My attraction to her spirit and enthusiasm was extraordinary. Best of luck Coach! You have the best coach. Anything I can do you know I am ready to cheer for you.

    Where are programs and peeps like this for MEN?

  3. Jennifer Hollander December 30, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    Great post, Mary!! I’ve enjoyed helping you organize your ideas and tasks as you move toward your business goals. 2011 is going to be an awesome breakout year for you!!

    Enjoy the ride!! – Jen ;)

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