Jeremy introduced you to me (Jenn), Stevie, the dogs and Jimmy Bob, but didn’t introduce himself!
Jeremy and I have been married for 9 years this August – our anniversary will be on our second night on the road with Stevie and the pups. He is one of the most level-headed and compassionate people I know. He has a passion for coaching people and businesses – helping them access and create their full potential. One of the things I love the most about Jeremy is that he is so readily a “yes!” in life. The fact that we are about to embark on this camping road trip speaks to this. A couple of months ago, he was visiting his Dad and Mary (stepmom) on Vancouver Island. I was at home watching Expedition Happiness on Netflix, which is about a couple who convert a school bus and hit the road. As I watched, I texted Jeremy to say, “we should rent a motorhome and take the dogs on a road trip.” I was half joking, but he was an instant yes, and his excitement added to my excitement, and here we are about to take Stevie, the dogs, Jimmy Bob, and Old Biddy on the road.
Jimmy Bob (JB) is Jer’s Negative Nelly voice. I call mine Old Biddy because I picture my negative voice as that grumpy old lady on the greeting cards, standing around wagging her finger at me to tell me I’m doing literally everything wrong and am worthless. A couple of years ago, Jeremy and I had the pleasure of attending a leadership development weekend featuring Colin James (no, not the singer, for those of you old enough to get that reference!). He describes that inner voice we all have (welcome to being a human….) as being a lizard on your shoulder whispering incessantly into our ear. We can flick that lizard off our shoulders, but s/he always comes crawling back. So, my lizard is a bitchy old lady standing on the street corner judging everything I do. And, when I am feeling my best, I can send her flying quite a distance. When I am in my head too much, I can’t send her quite as far. Old Biddy will be along for the ride as well!