An Update from Kat
An update from me is long overdue. Welcome back, friends – or if this is your first visit, welcome to All Belong and Real Chat With Kat.
I have not done a lot of personal updating for you since I became an ADHD Affirming Coach. I’ve been super busy, so I thought I’d take a moment and bring you an update today!
If you are just here for the ADHD content – that’s totally cool – come back next Thursday and I’ll be back to bringing you ADHD education, tips, resources and more. If you want an update about me personally, keep reading!
Becoming A Business Owner
The thing that has been keeping me the busiest is that I’ve officially become a business owner. You already know that if you’ve been around – but it’s something I never in a million years dreamed possible.
Earlier in the spring, I officially filed and registered my Business, All Belong Coaching, with the state and opened for business. It feels surreal. I’m still only working part time at the moment, but in my own business.
Not only that, but it is going well! I am expecting a slow build up and am fine with that. However, I have already gotten further than I expected to so quickly. I’m booking clients, helping people, and getting referrals.
It has been an amazing journey. It’s been validating and affirming to realize that what I am doing is the right thing, and it’s helping people. The cherry on the cake was hearing a client say, “you changed my life” for the very first time.
I know in my soul I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Finally. I can’t wait to keep learning and growing and seeing where this journey takes me. If this is your first introduction to All Belong – check out the about section of my site to learn more.
A Healing Update
I’m going to keep this part relatively short, but those of you who know me or who have been following me for a while, know that I have Complex PTSD as well as ADHD. You may also know that between 2020-2022 I had what I lovingly refer to as my “trifecta of traumas” happen. I spent much of that time in a state of trauma, and was documenting parts of my trauma healing journey with my friends and followers.
I was updating people in shorts, and reels, and stories, and whatever else – and here in the journal also sometimes. In the past few months, I’ve been sharing way less – because of above reasons – but also because I’ve been actually beginning to heal. It has not been easy.
Healing isn’t linear and grief doesn’t just fade away so I still have bad days, or times, or negative thoughts. But I have a new therapist whom I like. I have a coach who I’ve been working with. I’ve finished this amazing class on Emotional Response-Ability class and what I’ve learned about addressing the needs behind negative emotions has been life changing.
I’ve been treated for my ADHD finally. The difference that has made in my life feels like when Dorothy’s house landed and she went from a gray world to a colorful world. I’m healing from ADHD shame and guilt too.
An art class I signed up for has been very healing also. That’s another thing I would not have thought I would do take an art class because I enjoy it, not because I ever expect to be good at it. I’m feeling more able to breathe than I have been in years. I am getting stronger, and I can finally say that I’m healing.
Miscellaneous Other Summer Stuff
Here’s a look at some of the other shenanigans I’ve been up to in the last few months. Hanging out with the adorable dogs, going to PRIDE events in my city, marching with my radio crew, attending a Monster Prom, playing with art, becoming Emotionally Response-Able, and playing with hair color for the summer (by the time you read this I’ll be back to all purple!).
What’s up next?
As we head into September the countdown is on for me to take a vacation! If you’ve followed me before, you know my favorite place on earth is Las Vegas! So I’m getting ready for that trip that I’ve been waiting for.
Businesswise – I’m narrowing in on programs and am hard at work behind the scenes to be able to bring the best coaching I can to all of you. Please let me know what you’d like to see.
Until Next Time Friends!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my update – especially if you got all the way to the end! I’ll only be posting personal updates in my blog about once a season so the next one won’t be for a while. Stay more current with my goings-on by following me on all the socials!
Have an amazing day, and don’t forget that you are more than enough – exactly the way you are.
🌻 Don’t Delay Joy 🌻
Kat Sweeney, MCLC
PS – Emotional Response-Ability is just one tool that we can explore when we partner together to work through negative emotions, build self esteem, and confront the gremlins keeping you stuck.