Welcome to this first of two special episodes of Straight and Curly. As many of you know, Kelly tragically lost her beloved husband Anthony in a freak accident in January. In this raw and vulnerable conversation, Carly draws on questions from listeners in the Straight and Curly Facebook group to check in with Kel to see how she is going navigating the biggest challenge life has ever thrown her way.
Some of the questions Kelly answers:
How are you really feeling? How do you get out of bed each day?
What gestures from friends have helped most at this time?
What's the most helpful thing someone has done?
What are some things people did or said with good intention but may have gotten wrong? What things should people say? What should they not say?
How has the personal development you've done over the years helped with the current situation?
Has what happened changed your beliefs/worldview?
How is the family doing?
What does self-care look like right now?
What are some useful hacks for getting through each day, especially when emotionally exhausted?
What's something you've let go of and don't care as much about now?
What are some of the family and financial discussions you and Ant had before he passed that have taken some of the worry out of this time? What are some of the things you are patting yourself on the back for having in place?
How has being organised on the life admin side of things helped in this awful time?
How on earth are you managing/juggling your businesses at the moment? Whose support and what support has been great?
Are you making major life decisions quickly and then making smaller organised steps towards them? Or are you taking small decisions daily as they are in front of you and while find out where you end up when you look back?
What are some things you've learned from watching others go through a similar experience?
How are you managing the needs of your kids against your own needs for self-care?
Have there been moments when you feel hopeless and what do you focus on to bring you back to center?
Has this sense of being very loved and missed on the podcast surprised you?
What has made you belly laugh?
As you and Carly are good friends at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum with your current life situations, how has Carly's situation influenced yours?