I had a dream job. I put out a wish and I got that job.
It was a job I had thought for a long time while building my career would be the cream.
I worked hard. I put in triple the hours I was being paid for and then some. Because I really wanted to do well and prove to those who’d hired me that they’d made the best choice.
I loved what I was doing. I loved the hard work. I loved my students. I loved the money. And I was really good at it, really good.
But I didn’t love the system.
The system didn’t care about its employees. It didn’t set people up nor support them to succeed.
It bred a fear mentality. People feared losing their jobs. And because of this it was every man for himself.
Backstabbing, undermining, office politics. It wasn’t me.
It wasn’t in line with my ethics nor values. The system was abusing me, it was breaking me. But I needed the money. It had me trapped just like everyone else.
I reached breaking point. My lease on my house was about to end. I had to move. I had my son to support. But I could no longer do that job.
I quit. Mid-course.
I felt so guilty leaving my students. I did everything right. Waited until they had a replacement. Finished the module we were in. Dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s.
Left with my pride in place.
I have never looked back.
At my breaking point, I reached out to a friend who helped me see what I was going through wasn’t worth it. She offered my son and I stay with her until we found another house.
What I learned is
+ When you least feel you have support, open your eyes wide- there is always someone there for you.
+ No job is worth your self-worth or sanity.
+ Trusting your gut, stepping up and saying “No, this is not for me” is deadly empowering.
+ Living your truth always wins.
+ Walking through a door when the other side is pitch black and you don’t know what’s there is frightening and exhilarating all at once.
+ When you take a risk and trust, the universe will have your back.
+ Opportunities you could never have imagined previously appear and your life will be transformed.
+ Nothing is worse than living a life you hate because you’re too afraid to change.
After I finished working there and stayed with my friend for a month.
- The perfect home came my way. It had all the things my other home was missing for the same price.
- I met my partner.
- I discovered a new career in coaching and found the most supportive course (I feel) is available to study with.
This has opened my world to incredible possibilities, to new fascinating people and as a result two (almost three) new careers.
+ I’m almost half way through my counselling degree
+ A qualified Life Coach
+ A business mentor assisiting people to create alignment between their self and business
+ I share my experiences with essential oils with people to support low toxic solutions for their home and emotional health and mentor a team of gorgeous souls to expand their businesses.
Life is good. It flows with ease and I am happy.
The point of sharing my story is I want you to know you don’t have to stay small.
You have choices. You could absolutely choose to stay where you are… it might be comfortable for you, as in at least you know what tomorrow brings… every day of your life.
Or you may choose to open your eyes and mind to endless possibilities and begin to live a life that sets your soul on fire, that lights you up in ways you may have never dreamed.
All of my coaching clients have been in a position where they have felt stuck, they know they desire change but just don’t know where to begin. My series assists them to work through what it is they truly would love their life to be.
I guide them from personal experience and an innate belief that we all have within in us the power to change our situations, particularly with a little support. I encourage you if you are seeking change to talk to someone. Share you dreams, it is the beginning of opening your mind. You deserve to live your best life.