Bobbi: Welcome to UnYielded: Thriving No Matter What where we talk about how to make your next chapter in life your best chapter. I’m your host Bobbi Kahler, and I believe that the best is yet to come.
This will be a short episode as I just want to share with you what’s in store for the podcast. First of all, this will be our last episode of the season, and I’m going to be taking a little hiatus as I’m planning and preparing for our next season, which will start back up early next year. Now, I don’t always take a break between seasons, but this time I feel like it’s just the right move. For one thing, Rick and I are in the process of packing up and selling our home here in Arkansas and moving back full time to our home in Colorado. As some of you know, we bought our place here in Arkansas just over a year ago so that my dad could come and live with us and we were so happy to have him, even though it was for way too short of a time before he passed away last November 11.
So not only are we busy with the move, but I also know that as the anniversary of his passing approaches, a lot of emotions are stirred up for me, and I want the space to simply be with those emotions and not try to try to rush through them or push them aside. I just think that’s important.
A little bit about the upcoming season. I am just beginning to prepare for it, but I want to give you a little glimpse into my plans. So here’s what I’ve been thinking recently.
Life doesn’t get any easier. We get stronger, we get better, we get wiser, we get more resilient, and that’s why we can thrive no matter what might come our way.
When I was younger, I was really under the illusion that life was supposed to be easy. And when life wasn’t easy, that led me to believe that I was doing something wrong. I wasn’t. I was merely missing the inherent truth that life has challenges, life has adversity, and life presents obstacles. But those aren’t sent to defeat us or to punish us. It simply is.
And the other part of that is those things are sent to us, I believe, to refine us: our strength, our wisdom and the beauty of our character. Once I understood this, life felt easier and I became better at surfing the tides of life. I say better, not perfect, because I still wipe out more than I’d like, but it happens.
And here’s the thing life will occasionally knock you down. Happens to all of us. In the new season, I’m going to focus on stories of people who have gotten back up stronger and better than before because I think we need those kinds of stories right now. There’s so much bad news out there, and it’s easy to get swept up in it. I think we need the inspiration that we can draw from these types of stories. And by the way, if you know of someone who you think would be a great fit for a guest, drop me an email and let me know who it is, and I’ll put the link in the show notes. That’s it for today and for this season. I just want to thank you so much for your support this year. Let’s keep thriving together.