On Sunday I was taking time to relax and enjoy an afternoon of self care….yoga, nap, bath, and just plain chillin’.
And then it hit me!
Sunday was my 14 year anniversary of leaving the Corporate world (or as I liked to say the Corporate world left me, since I was part of a big company lay off).
So, I was single, newly unemployed, and owned my own home (and you know those Fairfield County mortgages are SO reasonable).
Fortunately I had a part time side gig owning and teaching Jazzercise classes that I really enjoyed, so at least I had somewhere to go, and something to do the next day.
I really liked my corporate job. I enjoyed training and development, had a very nice salary, awesome benefits and the chance to travel the world. I wasn’t like one of those characters in the movie Office Space who’s trying to “escape from cubicle nation” (to quote the indefatigable Pamela Slim).
I was satisfied. But, I also had a nagging desire that I was destined to be doing something different. Equipped with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a longing for more flexibility, I decided to forgo revamping my resume, and take my passion – inspiring women to better health – and pursue full out entrepreneurship life.
It’s been quite a ride, and I’ve reinvented my business (and myself) a few times along the way.
There have been some real challenges, but I haven’t looked back and I wouldn’t change a thing!
In fact, it just keeps getting better. I love empowering people to remember what it feels like to feel good in their bodies and in their lives. Plus I LOVE the flexibility and diversity of my days.
Over the past two weeks I’ve done business at a Jazzercise Center outside of Boston, poolside with my team in Hartford, at a pub over a glass of wine, in my living room, and at the beach (took that pic earlier today).
Most of all, I LOVE that I listened to my heart and followed what I knew I was meant to be doing.
What is nagging your spirit?
It may not be a job change. Maybe it’s a relationship you’ve outgrown, a neighborhood that doesn’t suit you anymore, or a club, organization or group you belong to that’s outlasted it’s value.
Whatever it is, chances are there’s something that’s been whispering in your ear.
Perhaps it’s time to listen.