Thursday, June 4

I'm Never Going Back Again...

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I guess I've just never had a vision for my life that involved being gone for 10 hours a day and working for the weekend as a career woman. I never really saw that for my future. I'm not necessarily a person who wants to be a full time, stay at home, homeschooling mom either. Where does that leave me? Stuck somewhere in the no man's land between career woman and housewife? Where do I fit?

For years we struggled. Struggled with finances. Struggled with balance. Struggled with time management. Struggled with having to take on jobs to pay the bills when we couldn't really afford the time spent away from other things like our family and child. Watching friendships and relationships slowly fizzle out since we could never invest in them. Watching our expenses rise and feeling the pressure to provide a quality of life for our family that we just couldn't seem to make happen.

Fastforward... Seeing my husband and son spend time together. Feeling friendships grow. Seeing 0's across the balances of our credit cards. Watching our savings grow and each month feeling less and less frazzled and stressed out about being able to provide a life of joy and quality time and fun for our family. And all because I decided to try something. Probably the most random and hail mary choice of my life. I decided to try to work on myself. And to try sharing that journey in case it might inspire someone else to do the same. And because of that we've been able to step onto a path we never anticipated but that has felt more right than anything we've ever done.

Stay at home moms longing for more connection to outside goals and grown ups, career women longing for more time at home, frazzled artists who need to invest in their own health and who can share that story with their art, quarter life crisis sufferers who don't know what the right next step is... let me encourage you... sometimes the craziest choice is the one that changes everything. If it doesn't scare you a little bit, it's not big enough.

 I'm a lifer. I'm in it. I'm never going back to those feelings from before. To my lack of community. To that feeling of isolation because all I had time to do was work. To the stress of phone calls about finances. To the tension in our marriage. Never again.

“Here's to the crazy ones. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs

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