Boy has it been a whirlwind around here lately. Change of season, new addition to the family, sleepless nights, and oh yeah I quit my job.
Yes, you read that right. I quit my nine to five high paying sales job in the corporate world. Why? Because I want to live a life I love.
I want to wake up every morning with the urge to jump out of bed and take on the day. I want to have time to read, and write, and teach yoga. I want to spend time with my other half and new puppy. I want to surround myself with like minded people. I want to sweat everyday and challenge myself physically but also mentally. I want to try new things, new activities, new practices. I want to have time to be a student of yoga to better my teaching. I want to be inspired in order to inspire others. I want to get outside more and breathe fresh air. I want to move and I want to get creative. I want to create a life where what I do to make a living meets my passions.
Now I’m not saying this to sound selfish. Of course everyone wants to live a life they love. And I’m not saying that at the first sign of struggle or challenge I think it’s a good idea to jump ship.
I’m saying this because I think it’s possible for anyone to make small, tiny, baby steps towards living a fulfilling life. You just have to be patient and choose that you want it enough.
I spent months and months and months, chained to a desk, staring at a clock, waiting for the last hour to roll around. It wasn’t fun and it wasn’t pretty, but I decided to start making changes on the side.
I listened to that little voice inside that was pushing me towards the journey to become a yoga teacher. I made time (the hardest part) to start a blog and sustain it for over a year. And I tried to find a job that not only would be conducive to my yoga teaching but that would mirror my passions and my desires that I spoke about above.
So I took a job with a yoga clothing brand. It’s getting me out of the corporate world, away from a desk, and surrounding me with all things I love. It was a scary decision. Mostly because of all of that grown up stuff we have to think about…i.e. money and bills. But in the end I decided to take the leap.
Here’s to the next step in the journey – I hope you follow along!
Have you ever had to make a tough career choice? I’d love to hear others’ stories!