Burnout is a thing...

Hello lovely assistant! Have you ever felt like you spend so much time and energy putting everyone else first, only to collapse into bed at the end of the day depleted and exhausted? 

If you’re fighting burnout, you are not alone! A few short years ago I felt the exact same way. 

Hi there, my name is Annie and here’s my story...

On March 14, 2012 I was working as an assistant to the CEO of an accounting firm in my hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho. Everything seemed hard. My marriage was on the rocks, I had no friends, and I was working 60+ hour weeks. 

The next morning, on March 15th (corporate tax day), I suffered a massive stroke. As I was being life flighted to the nearest capable hospital, literally dying on the gurney, I had this moment of peace and clarity. I knew if I died everything would be okay, and if I lived nothing would be the same.

Within a year, I lost my job, my husband, and my home. As I clawed my way out of spiraling depression I had no other option but to trust myself, take radical responsibility for my life, and prioritize me.

As I pieced my life back together, I learned what it meant to: 

✔️Value myself 

✔️Have compassion for others based in compassion for myself

✔️Find True Relentless Joy 

As a fellow assistant who understands the demands of the job, I want to support you in discovering your value, self compassion, and relentless joy as well! 

Please grab a cup of coffee and stick around for a while, won’t you? 

If it's a community you’re looking for, head on over to our private Facebook Group, Assistants Who Self-Care. I don’t like to brag but the women in this group are amazing at cheering each other on.

I would also love to hear your story! Please feel free to pop me an email at annie@wholeassistant.com and tell me all the things.

I live in Denver, Colorado with my husband Jose, stepson Alex, father in law (affectionately known as Abuelo), and our floppy golden-doodle Milo.

When I’m not assisting or blogging I enjoy tango and salsa dancing, running, skiing, green smoothies, and indulging in coffee “Annie style” (with a cookie).

I love happy hour! It’s one of my favorite things. I think it’s the friends+booze combo that has me hooked, and the nachos… I love nachos!

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