Confessions of a Recovering Striver
Welcome friend! My name is Whitney Roehl (friends call me, "Whit") and I'm a recovering Striver.
What is a striver?
Someone who practices trying hard, to achieve something, from self-determination. For me, it was constantly striving, for years, as a wife, mom, entrepreneur, leader, and self-development... but nothing was ever "good enough". I constantly needed to do more, have more, so I could BE more, AKA to feel worthy and deserving of love.
It was exhausting, stealing my joy and peace, no matter what I achieved.
Until Jesus crashed in with His personable grace, revelation, and love. From that restoration, the idea of this blog was birthed -
Confessions of a Recovering Striver.
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From Striving For Love to Resting From Love
If you can relate to any part of that, then I welcome you with a BIG hug and have great news for you, friend.
Jesus graciously met me in my fear-based, compulsive, self-dependent striving. He untangled me from that worldly-paradigm to set me free, and He can do the same for you... if you choose.
I can honestly say, the result of His gracious work with my willingness has resulted in less busyness, resting in His love, and living more FROM His abundance.
It's literally been life-changing!
Now, I'm passionate about imparting the same freedom and love I've received - which is what inspired this blog.
These posts will include paradigm-shifting revelations from His Word, personal testimonies from my nomadic-family-life, and God-inspired encouragements.
I'm genuinely honored you've chosen to read my confessions. I pray my blog imprints your heart, as God invites you deeper with Him, just like He did for me.
P.S. You'll find older blog posts here too. Those have lots of value too, if you choose to explore, you're welcome to.
Since, my sophomore year in high school I felt an inner pain that I wanted to escape. The pain stemmed from unresolved childhood issues, having an alcoholic father. I didn’t know what to do with it, all I knew is that it felt suffocating at times.
On top of that, I felt an external...
Sometimes Whitney and I fight!! We have built a business on a foundation of us being connected and in love - we did that on purpose!! We WANTED the inspiration to FIND SOLUTIONS instead of numb, pout, and hide. Well ...it worked.
I had a BIG BREAKTHROUGH a few nights back...
I was an EXPERT high school math teacher - On the first day of school you could hear me welcoming my new students with, "Welcome to your FAVORITE class this year." I was confident ...and I could deliver.
Then one fine day I left that world and set out to build a business -...
BIG BELIEF is just so scary because it creates opportunity for BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! I suppose you could just believe small, achieve small, love small, and live small, but if you're reading this - those kinds of solutions are not an option for you!
The best solution is to build...
It's described as continuous force exerted on or against.
When growing in business or a business it’s easy to fall into pressure.
- Constantly thinking of work when you’re not working.
- Not having boundaries on work in your personal life.
- Justifying being stressed most...
The best word to describe the time we've spent with Lindsey is DELIGHTFUL. As we worked with her and watched her grow through over 65lbs of weight loss, we would consistently find ourselves blown away by 2 things:
1. Lindsey's willingness to hold her story loosely. She had...
When Chelsie started her time with Steadfast Life Coaching, her biggest obstacle was that she didn't believe she was worth the tough choices required to reach her goals. She was plagued by lies running on repeat in her mind that had been so well practiced they now felt like truth.
You've been there before. You're committed. You've got a plan. You've prepped your veggies and protein. This is the week you're going to make the changes. And then it begins:
- "Mom - I'm not going to be able to eat before practice tonight."
- "Is it OK if...
As a person of faith, I’d pray, “Jesus, help me to stop emotionally eating and giving into cravings.”
It wouldn’t be long after that prayer, I’d be in the pantry eating spoons of Nutella or a bag of chips.
Quickly, I’d feel flooded with guilt, “...
“I’ve failed so many times that I’ve lost belief in myself” is the fastest way to QUITTING on what you want. That's a deadly thought, yet soo common!
Here's the TRUTH: Repeatable success is built FROM making ERRORS and LEARNING from them.
Yes, you read that...
Whit and I break down our path through the obstacles to becoming "morning people." The biggest game changer was getting honest about what we'd have to give up and what we would gain. Having the TRUTH on the table ...NOT just the story we were telling ourselves ...allowed to us...