Our family loves animals which I'm sure is not news those who know me, Kristy. However, this spring has brought a lot of sadness to my family as we recently lost both of our family pets within a couple of months. Shelby, our beloved little family dog had to be put down due to congestive heart failure in April. Over the 4th of July weekend, our family's cat, Tigger, passed away as well. Our house suddenly went from an active, joyful home to an empty, quiet dwelling. The fact that my family is packing everything and leaving our home of 23 years at the same time has made this change exceptionally hard for all of us.
But as a believer that good can come from all bad situations, I was really excited when I recently made a new friend (coincidentally our new neighbor) who told me she had a foster puppy up for adoption named Zoe.
Zoe is a 12-week old Black Labrador & Australian Shepard mix - who we officially adopted on July 8th.
Overnight, Zoe has filled our empty house - and empty hearts - with her boundless energy and love. We are all head over heels in love with this little puppy and are so grateful for the opportunity to have a puppy like her in our lives. Our daughters are at the right ages to take on the added responsibility of a little puppy and are thrilled with the challenge of feeding her, training her, and taking her out.
Three months ago we would have never considered adding a puppy to our lives, especially as we are transitioning to a new house. The thought of getting a puppy was just too much work, too messy and too overwhelming. But the unexpected loss of our two pets, Shelby and Tigger, really showed us that we value having a family pet. We have gladly accepted the mess and the work because it's brought us the great reward of a loving, cuddly puppy.
We all know change can be very scary and very challenging to work through.
All of us have had to face some sort of big change in our lives and often can feel overwhelmed by it.
Many of our clients feel that way when it comes to marketing. They are often experts in their area of practice and are confident in their ability to help their clients based on their education and expertise. But when it comes to marketing, they panic! Facing your fears regarding marketing is definitely not the same as moving on from the loss of a family pet, but the bottom line is still the same: Change is hard.
However, change can bring great results if embraced.
Setting goals and stretching yourself in your career is necessary if you want to move forward. You need to be willing to work at it and accept that things may not go perfectly along the way. We at PSM are here to help - all you need to do is ask.
Consider opening yourself up to a new challenge today and expect wonderful things to happen as a result!