A friend of mine recently decided that she needed a change in her life and that her focus needed to be turned inward. So she reached out to me asking “how do I start yoga?” I made a video that lays out my tips for those beginning yoga.
After making the video, I came to the realization that I had to also begin to be open minded and allow for a transformation. For years I have been trying to figure out what my passion was when it came to my career. Most of the time I was living other peoples passions thinking they were my own. Truthfully, to find mine I had to overcome the hardest struggle of my life, hit rock bottom, and then drag myself out. That’s the funny thing about passion, you can find it in the darkest places.
Sometimes it takes someone years to really understand what they are meant to do with their lives. I ask this of my readers, when you figure out what that something is… run with it. Don’t be afraid to make the change, to say no to other opportunities. Life is too short for regrets. Go with what your heart tells you. Stop living your life as a “what if”.
This last week was that for me. I found myself having to make some crazy adult decisions. I had, what I thought was, a dream job literally fall into my lap. I hadn’t applied for the position, but was contacted because of this company knowing me through the grapevine. This job would be life changing for me and my family. For years I had dedicated myself to working hard in hopes of one day landing a job with this particular company. And here I am staring at my email with the offer in front of me. No resume, no interview. My dream job. What should have been the happiest most exciting moment of my career, was less than exciting.
I didn’t know what to do, so I turned to my friend for advice. She informed me that I should think about how I would feel if I got the job offer and wasn’t in school. It was that point that I really understood that this “path” I had been pursuing wasn’t the right one for me. So I turned down the job.
Now what? Well, I am going to continue to work on finishing my PhD and begin to think of a different direction. I am leaning towards the health and wellness field. That’s the beauty of a doctorate in Communication, Computing, and Technology with a focus in Instructional Technology and Media (MOUTH FULL) is that the content can be in almost anything.
Besides my PhD, I am going to begin training for my first full marathon coming up in October (a bucket list item). I am also going to start really putting more time into my yoga practice (fitness bucket list item). And possibly start working on some large health/wellness tech projects with influential people I have been lucky enough to meet recently.
I know I made the right decision because I am excited about what my future holds. So Mrs. President, if you need a PhD on your Let’s Move! initiative, please shoot me an email. That’s the one I’m waiting for
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