A note to anybody in a stage of growth


Counsellor, Counselling & Life Coach Newcastle Australia

I feel myself going through a stage of growth.


Within my businesses, within my friendships, within my parenting and most importantly, within myself.


I am finding that things that used to bring me joy, no longer do. That I’m not longer connecting to people as I once did. I want my businesses to grow in new ways that I hadn’t considered before now.


To be honest, this has been a huge change for me. I’ve gone through stages of growth before, of course but this is a whole new territory. It’s like my entire life is shifting in new ways and while it’s exciting, it’s also a little scary.


As I go through this, I’m feeling waves of anxiety and rushes of grief. After all, I am shedding a layer of who I was and finding myself in a new space.


I am at a point where I no longer want to spend my time and energy (and in some cases, money) on things that don’t serve me. That don’t support me. That don’t fill my cup. That don’t appreciate me.


I wanted to share this with you for a few reasons.


People around you may not understand but that’s okay.


If you’ve gone through a stage like this, chances are your friends or family have been confused or even judgemental about it. All of a sudden you’re interested in new things and quite literally changing from the person they know so I wanted to make it very clear that it’s okay to grow and go through these stages.


The people around you may not understand but that’s okay. They don’t need to understand. You just need to follow your soul/ heart/ gut/ intuition and anything else that is telling you something.


It’s going to be scary and exciting at the same time.


I must admit, this is the biggest growth period I’ve ever experienced. I’ve grown so much as an individual in the last 2 years alone, but this period I’m in right now is definitely exceeding everything else.


But let me tell you, every single time I’ve allowed the time, energy and space for growth it has been scary as hell. But it’s also been exciting as hell. Every single time. So if you’re ever finding yourself in a crazy period of growth like this, please know it’s normal to be scared and also excited about what’s to come!


You will never regret growing as a person.


When I look back at all of the work I’ve done as an individual, I’m amazed. I’ve read countless books. I’ve listened to more podcasts than you can imagine. I’ve done so many courses, workshops and individual coaching and counselling.


I’ve spent SO much time, energy and money to help myself grow into the person I am and I don’t regret any of it. Without those things, I wouldn’t be where I am today and I definitely wouldn’t be who I am today.


I hope this short but sweet blog has brought you some comfort and support if you’re also going through a stage like this. Trust me, it’s all going to be worth it!


With love

Shorina xo

Certified Counsellor & Mental Health Coach