I started my blog Desiree Leigh Coaching in 2008. The original name was Wake Up to Live!. I still maintain it for the original followers although the design has changed. Anyway, keeping a blog was a way to give content to my readers so that they could get to know me and travel along side me on my journey to healing.
There Are Two Guarantees In Life
We are guaranteed two things in life: birth and death. What is sad, though, is that many of us stay in denial to the fact that we are going to die. We’re so fast asleep that we don’t realize that life and time is quickly passing us by. We may have armored or numbed ourselves to the pain of life, stay crazy-busy that we can’t see or feel life, or flounder around from one thing, idea, or belief to the next not committing to anything only to realize that we’re almost at the end. We don’t consider the brevity of our physical life. Only until we can’t take it anymore or when we get ill, incapacitated, or lose everything do we surface our heads above ground. Only then do we really face life or wake up to live . . . usually, but not necessarily.
Passing On Consciousness
I started the blog Wake Up to Live! for Desiree Leigh Coaching because I wanted others to wake up to live a life fully and passionately. I was once a sleeper; rather, I had a lack of awareness. I lived life from a knee-jerk reaction not conscious of the reasons to my emotions, behaviors, or choices. I wasn’t aware time was passing me by. Once I woke up to what was really happening around me, I realized I needed to do a LOT of work. People have this misconception about waking up, though. They think that, somehow, life becomes easy and miraculously filled with joy. That is far from the truth! Instead, you become awake to the crap you created around you, and now the work begins! I can see why I stayed in the dark, nonetheless. I didn’t want to face my life that was, literally, a disaster. I had a lot of messes to clean up. I had a lot of relationships to mend, and I had relationships to cut.
Cleaning Up The Messes
Once my life started to get cleaned up, I realized my time was limited. I didn’t have time to waste anymore. As a result, my intentions became more focused and more directed to what I wanted. I began with life coaching so that I could open up a better line of communication with my sons: to find a way to positively influence them to speak their truth, to break through conformity, and live a conscious life always asking questions. I wanted to establish closer relationships with them. I wanted to be a person that I could live with; one in which I could look in the mirror with love and respect. These were my biggest goals. Once I found a way to create a person that I liked to live with, and I learned how to build a healthy and intimate relationship with my sons, I decided to find a way to share my experiences of waking up and encouraging others to wake up to live fully, too. Desiree Leigh Coaching blog was born.