Asking for What You Need Can Be the Bravest Thing of All
By Heather Bjur
God's Brave Women - Heather's Story
It’s been a BIG year in my world.
Big is such a ‘vanilla’ word, and my creative Enneagram 4 mind is struggling to leave it on the page. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, people regularly come to me for help navigating BIG times like this, when everything seemingly blows up. This time it was I who needed the help.
"People regularly come to me for help navigating BIG times like this, when everything seemingly blows up. This time it was I who needed the help."
The Cliff Notes version goes like this…
September: Left beloved organization of 11 years to pursue dream of pioneering new Christian counseling center at a new church in town. October: Youngest son tested positive for Covid, had to stay home for the allotted time from school and new job.
November: Upper respiratory infection and 10 days out of commission (me). December: Christmas! January: After avoiding Covid for almost two years (including the October incident with my son), my eldest contracted it, gave it to me, and we gave it to my self-employed husband (which meant much time off work for him). Also, after nearly 5 years on Prozac, I suddenly decided it was a good time to see if I could go without. I don’t recommend this to clients in the wintertime, so I’m not sure why I thought it was a good idea for me.) February: Ambulance ride to the ER for my 77-year-old father causing a cancer scare that showed itself to be severe pneumonia and 6-