The importance of a coach
Ever since I was a kid, I was comfortable being alone. I had no problems being a lone wolf. I learned how to keep myself occupied. I still tend to be introverted and will usually make a decision to be by myself instead of interacting with others. This was a detriment at the latest conference. I would like to be more comfortable engaging with strangers. It's one of the many things I continue to work on.
I have learned to ask others for help. I've been seeing a dietician for just over a year, and she has been very helpful. She's given me some ideas I would not have thought of. She's also good at pointing out where I've changed or making it clear that I've made progress. I would not have had this perspective if I had continued being a lone wolf.
I will keep seeing her as long as I feel it is a help. I don't know what it will look like when I reach a point where I'm back to lone wolf. For now, I'm focusing on the journey and milestones and stopping to smell the roses once in a while.
Tomorrow is a great time to do that, as it is my 46th trip around the sun.