I have just made a huge change in my life and will embark on something I have never done in years, starting today I am no longer employed! This was a huge decision that happened after Matt and I talked and realized how unhappy I was with my current situation and how this was causing issues in all aspects of my life. I know I have mentioned this is a vague way over the past few months but never came right out to say how much I hated what I was doing. It is amazing how something like a job can negatively effect all aspects of your life. I was realizing that my stress and attitude along with all the hours working at home were straining my role as a mom and wife. There were 3 choice: 1) keep the same and continue on an unhappy road, 2) look for something new and wait or 3) walk away now and hope for the best. I chose #3 which terrifies and excites me at the same time.
Yes, this will be a huge change since I have pretty worked since taking my first part-time job 20 years ago. Through this experience I realized a few very important lessons: 1) Ask all the questions and gather all the information at the beginning 2) Get "promises" in writing and 3) Don't get caught up in the excitement of something new to miss what is real.
I figure there is a reason I have taken time to become RRCA and NASM certified in 2012. I have worked with hundreds of runners at all levels to achieve goals from their first 5K to a marathon PR and love it. I am stepping out of my comfort zone and reaching out to connections and hoping to find that right fit. In the mean time Anyone need a personalized run training or workout plan? I will give you a deal, I'm serious on this let me know. Or if anyone out there in blogland has connections I'd love to chat too.
Lucky for me I am finally feeling better and was able to get out for a 2 hour run yesterday to think and gain clarity on my decision. It is amazing what a run, no matter how tough, can do for us. I have decided that instead of worrying about whether this is the right decision I am embracing it and seeking new possibilities, reaching out to my connections and trying new things.