With the close of 2016 and the beginning of the new year, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on all that has happened in the past 12 months….
Towards the end of 2015, as a single gal with a mortgage, I quit my secure, full-time job, complete with company car, to follow my gut, my heart and maybe my crazy head. I had no idea how things were going to turn out or which direction I would take, but all I could do was trust that my leap of faith HAD to turn out for the best.
In the months following my resignation, I traveled, meditated, did yoga, spent A LOT of time on my own, saw tarot readers and psychics, read countless books, and did a great amount of soul searching – not because I was ‘lost’ but because I was not happy and knew there had to be a better, more fulfilling way to live my life.
But to imply that it has been easy would be a lie! It hasn’t been easy, or smooth sailing! It’s been lonely; I’ve had to make many sacrifices (many of these of on a personal level, and some that affected people around me); I’ve had setbacks and my bum kicked along the way, as well as numerous tests of my resolve. Some of the setbacks were seemingly insignificant, like spending hours on a blog post and getting crickets once it was posted; while some were huge and made me question the strength of relationships around me. Either way, I had to learn how to navigate myself through them, pick myself up and keep looking forward. Luckily, I’m too stubborn to give up too easily!
The process of change can feel scary and uncomfortable. Keep the faith and trust that as you become more empowered, life organises in new ways. Don’t run or quit during a reorganisation process. Instead, keep the faith and know that this is happening for your favour and in your best interest. - Mastin Kipp
A little over 12 months later, I am sitting here ever so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way, HUMBLED by people’s faith in me, GRATEFUL for those who supported me (especially my family - what would I do without them?!), and PROUD of myself for sticking to my guns while continuing to trust and believe I could make it happen (whatever ‘it’ might be) .
The journey is only in its infancy, and despite the challenges that I'm sure will continue to arise, I can still honestly say I am happier! I’m working towards my ultimate work/life balance, and continuing to focus on who and what is important in my life. At risk of sounding like a motivational quote on a single ...... no-one ever said it would be easy, but it's definitely worth it!
I don’t have a set plan for the year to come as I think it’s important for us to be fluid and open to the experiences that are next in line for us. That said, I have some goals and most importantly, I want to continue to support and inspire others with their goals.
Thank you to everyone who believed in me!