On that front, I woke up one morning this week crystal clear—heart and mind—about a momentous decision. It’s time to use teresayoung.com as my professional website URL and identity, rather than the separate leftcoastlifecoach.com.
Tough times and forward movement
This change is huge for me. And symbolic of new growth and integration. It has everything to do with the considerable time I’ve spent with my parents in the past two months. First my mother had major surgery and serious complications. Then just as I got home to Los Angeles after three weeks with them in central Florida, Hurricane Michael punched my family and their community hard. I went back.
Some big buckets of ongoing work to do there mean I’ll keep going back. Visions of how I want to do that, the gratitude I feel for my particular life and freedom, and my continuing effort to process everything happening politically created a new alchemical stew in me that erupted into transformation. Boom! Time to integrate my two online identities into one. One in which I’m not making a point about coming from the left, with all those connotations. We have so much healing to do as a country. This is one little way I’ll do my part next.
Integration is key for me this year
As I make this move, I’ll keep a few past posts here on my wordpress.com site that are especially meaningful to me. I’ve archived the rest. Out with the old! (Yep, we’re ready when we’re ready.) I’ll publish new pieces from https://leftcoastlifecoach.com. That’s been the case for a while, actually.
But in the next few days, once I figure out how to do it, I’ll begin pointing that site to https://teresayoung.com, so the “lefty” URL is tucked behind the scenes. Over time, once posts I’ve recently sent out into the cyberworld under the “left coast coach” URL aren’t so new, I’ll drop it entirely. Feels right. Pun intended. :)
So this change is exciting for me. And I’m fascinated as ever by how what inspires us anew can pop up out of the blue, including being in fact directly due to the tough times we go through.
And how about your beautiful year?
What’s challenging you this season that may move you forward in unexpected ways? Let me know here.
Meanwhile, I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, love- and life-filled Thanksgiving and holiday season. You deserve, in Helen Keller’s words, the best and most beautiful things in the world.
Teresa Young wants you living your dream, for real. She coaches by phone, teaches in north Los Angeles, and coaches via Skype outside the U.S.