Flexible Feline: Jenny Wiglesworth
Staying flexible during this interesting season has become an essential quality for survival - in maintaining health in business as well as personal well being. Jenny Wiglesworth, former owner of the BarreU fitness studio in CDA, shares her insight from having to make some difficult choices. Jenny reminds us we have the right, and the privilege, to reset our life to meet current and more long term purposes.
Reset With Purpose
These past few months have been surreal, to say the least. In March, I don’t think I could have ever told my future self what my life journey would look like right now. I’ve personally experienced loss, heartache, and misdirection. I’ve also experienced hope, opportunity and a chance to reset my life.
Many have heard that after 5 years of business, I had to close my BarreU studio. This decision not only affected me and my family, but also my employees, clients and the community. It was not done lightly, and I have wrestled within on whether I made the right decision in the long run. I believe we did, but mentally walking through the journey can be challenging, at times. I am so proud of what BarreU did bring to so many people, and it is in that belief that I rest. It is in the hope that wherever and however one found BarreU, that during those moments it somehow made a difference in their lives.
The wonderful thing about a journey is it continues. From this place of mourning, something great is emerging. My sister and I, long time followers of personality studies, have launched a new business called the EnneaSisters. It is based on the foundation of helping people discover their true selves. We use the enneagram as a tool to get people to start understanding who they innately are and in turn how they naturally relate to others. We hope to give perspective and teach people how to grow into their best, healthiest selves. (Check it out at www.enneasisters.com)
In these uncertain times the journey may look really long. Loneliness and depression have grown rampant. I always loved that quote, “The only thing greater than fear is hope”. It’s true, isn’t it? Fear is something created in the mind, but hope comes from the heart. The power of hope – in humankind, in our community, in our best selves – is what will get us through this, help us rise above this and empower those around us.