I’d like to share a quick story with you. As we were planning our vacation this year we knew that our trip was going to include being on the water. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always gotten motion sickness (planes, buses or boats; carnival carousels or even roller coasters). I just did not feel very good after riding. Bring it up to adulthood, I’ve done well as an adult because I could pick and choose what things I would do or not do based on how it made me feel. In 206, we took our kids on a cruise. Like most cruises, we took a few excursions onto the smaller islands. Well, on this day we had to take a smaller boat over to the island of Belize. Oh my goodness, the boat and the waves was too much for your sister and like clockwork, I started getting sick. I tried my very best not toss my cookies in front of my kids or the other passengers. But it was hard. I swallowed hard, over and over. OMG! My eyes were watered, my throat was burning and pushing my breakfast back down my throat was trouble. Needless to say, my sweet kids and husband are all attentive to me. I couldn’t even answer them for fear of anything I didn’t want to fall out of my mouth. I just nodded my head yes and closed my eyes until we got to the shore. Of course, I was the first person off the boat and I had to take it easy on the island. Well, since then my kids have been freaked out about mom and boats.
Well, fast forward to just about 4 weeks ago and my kids started asking me about if I was going to get sick when we went to Miami. Collectively, and each one of them individually asked me with real concern in their eyes. I told them all - I would be fine. And to make good on that promise, I called my PCP and asked him to give me a prescription for motion sickness. I shared we would be traveling. Plus, it was confirmed that we’re going to be chartering a boat and I DID NOT want to ruin the trip by getting sick. Plus, I really wanted to enjoy it. It’s been a SUPER long 18 months of lockdown with no travel. My kids are growing up or should I say, just about grown. The traditional family vacations with my husband and our kids will be changing. They’re older, will be wanting to add plus ones and I wanted to savor a moment with the Gines Group. There was no way I was not going to give any chance of a puke fest happening on this trip. Absolutely Not and especially if I could help it. So, I felt very good when I picked up my prescription a few days before we left for the trip. My PCP came through, whoop whoop.
Now , let me tell you the REALLY good part. The part that was good for me, but good for you too. The day we chartered the boat and we were getting on the elevator of our hotel headed to the dock. The kids asked me again, “Mom, are you good?” I said “Yes, I am.” When we got to the marina and saw The Wave Mistress, I stepped aboard as though I’ve been on yachts all my life. I was feeling it! For real, I was feeling it. We had gone to the grocer to pick up what we wanted the captain to prepare for us and we gave everything to the concierge. I took my seat right out front deck and just looked at the water, the amazing homes around the Marina and I enjoyed Miami in a way I never had before. It was breathtaking! I removed the obstacle. It was so much better than trying to rely on my own ability to handle it. No, it was gratifying to not even have that as an issue. Now, this is for you. There was a time in my life I wouldn’t have dared to even get on a boat other than a cruise ship and even those made me somewhat sick, but I’d muscle through. I would make myself handle it. But this time, I got the help I needed and it made all the difference in the world. It was not only the way I felt, but in the way I was able to experience life in a new way, unhindered and unafraid. I stood up out there and just yelled, “YES!” Yes, I Can. Yes, I feel Great. Yes, my life is Amazing! It was a liberating moment for me.
I hope that as you look ahead to 3rd Quarter 2021 and your goals, your challenges, your triumphs and your charge. Ask yourself this question, what do I have to do to remove obstacles that might be getting in the way of me living your best life NOW? Is it a real obstacle or perceived? Can it be changed with the change of your mindset? Can it be changed by asking for help? Do you want to remove the obstacle? I challenge you this week, ask for the help you need? Think about an obstacle that’s been troubling you and write it down. Now, think about who might be able to help you think about that obstacle differently or help you remove the obstacle altogether. I want to encourage you to do it. I made a phone call and got what I needed to remove the motion sickness challenge for me and it made ALL the difference in the world, to me, my children, my vacation and my life.
Now, I have no fear about going on the water and getting sick. I can go anywhere I want on any method of transportation and have no issues. I’m so psyched about that. As always, I want to help you with your goals for success and the final word for today is remove the obstacle. You can do it! I did!
To Your Success,
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