Life is but a beach! Just kidding, but it could be more relaxing and fun! More people are dropping out of the competition of being busy and focusing on bringing fun and fulfillment into their lives. Are you one of them? If not, what’s holding you back?
Three years ago, I quit my corporate job and began the scary yet exhilarating journey of following my passion. There was a lot of doubt, fear, and pressure. I didn’t just quit one day. I planned it for six months so we could be in the financial position to live off of one income for a little while. I didn’t become a millionaire overnight (nor have I yet) but I did start to build my fortune on an emotional, mental, and spiritual level. I started by investing in my mental health to recover from depression and was able to allow myself to explore my passions and interests.
Three and a half years later, I’m so grateful that my husband and family were so supportive of me. I had talked myself out of taking the leap for years. Honestly, I didn’t even know what I wanted to do, I just knew I hated what I was doing and the life I was living. By pursuing my interests, following my gut, and taking the time to connect with myself I was able to find my purpose. It didn’t happen in one go. In fact, it took a few false starts, starting a business and closing it within six months, trying to sell crafts that I ended up giving away, and following my curiosity until I found a career path that I could turn into my business. My life today is drastically different than it was when I quit corporate America just over three years ago. I’m not where I want to be, but then again I don’t think I ever will be. Every time I get a step closer to my dream, I paint a bigger picture and have more to look forward to. What I can say is I spend more time doing things I enjoy (like making fairy beach houses pictured above). I’m finally doing work that fulfills me as a self-love coach and I’m able to spend quality time with my daughters.
Share in the comments what a life of passion and purpose looks like for you whether you’re loving it, yearning for it, or working your way there!