Not too long ago, I was struggling to find my place in Corp America. I loved all the people around me, but the jobs themselves left me unfulfilled on a personal level. My strengths were not being strengthened, and by default, my personality was slowly being filed away into some bottom drawer under “B” for “Boring.”
It got to a point where I didn’t even recognize myself anymore. The creative side of me was so underutilized that I found myself asking my close friends, “Remember when I used to be funny? That was real, right? It existed, right?”
Joining an industry that is commonly mistaken as as a scam or something for stay-at-home-moms looking for ways to fill their time was a big deal for me. Yes…I wanted something different, but was I willing to do THAT to get it??? I wasn’t sure, but I really felt like I had no other choice but to try.
After doing my own research, I took the leap of faith…and then something cool happened.
Not one month in to my new business did I feel my soul starting to awaken like a slow, but glorious sunrise! It wasn’t just the ability to be creative again, it was the ability to be ME again! 100% me.
As I am just days (hours, maybe…who knows) away from welcoming my little baby girl, I am so grateful that she is getting to meet ME, and not some drained version that slightly resembles me. I’m so grateful that I get to give her ME, and not some distracted person that has to count down the days before I return to my bottom drawer file. And I’m so grateful that I get to be present for HER little life’s moments, and never have to miss a single one for someone else’s dream.
Is what you’re doing fulfilling you? Is it providing you a space to be YOU, 100% YOU? If not, I would be honored to share more with you about how we can change that. Will the leap be easy? Probably not. But will it be worth it? Oh you betcha! YOU are worth it!!