At some point, most of us will have the experience of looking around and wondering, “Where am I, and how did I get here?” The everyday drain of jobs that don’t satisfy, relationships that no longer work, and habits we know aren’t good for us can leave us feeling empty and disconnected. We might even believe that the lives we dream about are just that – a dream. So we feel stuck, scared, and not empowered to change the very circumstances we’ve created.
But that’s not the case. Change starts with acknowledging that the life we’re living doesn’t line up with the life we want. From there, it’s about letting go of fear and getting off autopilot. Why wait for someone else’s permission or a mid-life crisis or a catastrophe to shift direction? We must remember instead that we all have choices, we just have to be brave enough to make them.
You Are Not Stuck shares raw insights and “aha” perspective to spark change, ranging from everyday breakthroughs to radical long-term personal transformation.
Change isn’t easy, but it can be so worth it. Becky’s writing empowers people to pursue the lives they dream of instead of the lives they feel stuck in.
You Are Not Stuck
Real choices for real change.
I’m Becky Vollmer — a mother, yoga teacher and writer. I’m also living proof that, despite feeling otherwise, we are not stuck in circumstances and patterns that neither serve nor define us. We are lucky to have choices; we just have to be brave enough to make them.
I was not immune to feelings of powerlessness and going nowhere, even as the view from the outside in told a much different story.
It wasn’t always this way for me. Over the years, I’ve been stuck in the wrong marriage, stuck in the wrong job, stuck in bad habits. I was not immune to feelings of powerlessness and going nowhere, even as the view from the outside in told a much different story. So I said goodbye to relationships that didn’t nurture. I traded a high-stress career speaking for others for a life in yoga pants. And when I’m not teaching on the mat, I’m writing in my own voice and speaking my own truth.
What’s my job now? Translating the lessons learned along my journey so far to help others find their confidence… to realize that they, too, have choices… that they, too, are strong. I’ve made choices and changes to get closer to the life I want. You can, too.
The lives we want are absolutely possible — IF we can visualize our dreams, believe in ourselves, and commit to doing the courageous work necessary to make them come true. As a wise friend told me once, “We are lucky to have choices. We just have to be brave enough to make them.” We are not stuck!