057 – The Whole Story (Kelli’s Husband Weighs In On Her Journey Toward Lasting Change for Herself & Teachers Everywhere)
Do you ever wonder how your significant other would tell the story of your teacher life?
Like, if your partner was on the Ellen Show and she asked what it’s like to be married to (or date) a teacher…
What do you think your main squeeze would say?
Well, I don’t think I ever fully pondered that question until this week.
Because I handed the mic over to my husband this week on the podcast!
I told him he could share whatever he thought would be helpful for our Chalk Full of Lifers…
So Brian decided to tell my story — from HIS perspective.
He wanted you to hear what it was like to be married to me while I was in the classroom.
And how nothing really changed when I left.
How I carried my workaholism with me when I started working from home.
How I didn’t change my poor eating or exercising habits.
How I thought I was doing it all because “that’s just the way it had to be.”
And because I thought it was what I had to do to help support our family financially.
He’s seen me at my best and my worst.
He was there during my full-blown panic attacks, my chronic exhaustion, and many years of ongoing anxiety.
He’s also seen me go through a pretty radical metamorphosis over the past couple of years.
In this week’s episode, you won’t get any specific “take action” steps.
So what WILL you get?
You’ll get to hear from a husband who knows what it’s like to be married to a teacher who always wanted to be great in the classroom AND great at home…
But who seriously struggled in both areas.
You’ll hear how he felt like he was constantly being pushed to the bottom of my priority list.
How my stress put a real strain on our marriage.
And you’ll find out what finally “clicked” for me to start making changes in my life, and what ripple effects of goodness that’s created for our family.
But what I hope the most?
I hope you’ll start believing that the changes I’ve made in my life are 100% available to you, too.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What it was like to be the husband of a workaholic teacher.
- Why Brian believes that leaving the classroom WASN’T the answer to changing Kelli’s mindset, unhealthy behaviors, or give her any more free time with her family.
- How real, lasting changes ARE possible if you’re willing to do things differently than what you see most teachers doing… and why it’s so worth it for the sake of your family.
TRUTH: You don’t have to sacrifice your health or happiness to be a great teacher.
DARE: Regret-proof your #teacherlife by doing things differently.
(Re)discover the life you thought you signed up for.
Say goodbye to the #teachertired and say hello to the very best version of yourself.
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