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Imagine making the momentous decision to pack up your entire life and move cross-country from Pennsylvania all the way to Portland, Oregon. You decide to start your move on January 1, 2020, because it feels clean and fresh with possibilities, and you embark on your journey with enthusiasm and optimism.
And then everything, and we do mean everything, promptly falls apart.
You get COVID, but you don’t know it’s COVID yet because no one knows what it is, and almost die.
Your partner loses their job because of the pandemic, making you the primary breadwinner while you’re still struggling to breathe every day.
Your teeny tiny apartment, where you’re now trapped with your partner in a brand-new city where you don’t really have friends and can’t make new ones, is infested with spiders.
That’s just a taste of what Kristen Kalp’s 2020 was like … and lord, the hits kept comin’. So, we sat down with Kristen, our friend-we’ve-never-met-in-real-life, to talk about what was inarguably the worst year ever. She got into…
- How she managed to keep functioning when literally everything was awful and she was trying not to die.
- Why she didn’t totally lose faith, even in the pit of despair, that things would ultimately be OK.
- How, less than a year after her disastrous move, she ended up right back where she started at the end of 2019, but isn’t upset about it.
- Her wisdom for you, if you’re terrified of making the “wrong” choice and everything turning to crap.
Leave a comment below after you’ve listened to share how Kristen’s crazy journey resonated with you!
MORE ABOUT KRISTEN KALP
Kristen Kalp is a teacher, healer, and business coach who helps people create lives of meaning. She facilitates long-lasting change with the help of breathwork, gentle presence, and laughter; has published a bunch of books as both an author and a ghostwriter; has been living with and learning from chronic depression for 20 years; and has enjoyed speaking gigs, retreats, and workshops in 17 cities and in 6 countries around the world. Standing ovations are her favorite drug.