As with everything else in life, we let things slip away because we are just too busy. As I have been contemplating changing my careers and really doing something I love, I came across my blog and noticed how I just let it go. We get so wrapped up in other things in our life those we lose what we love to do. This blog does not make me any money but it is the sheer joy of expressing how I feel and connect with other people.
In life we all go through different phases. We start off as innocent kids, awkward tweens, high school graduate, the college graduate, marriage, children, changing careers for the third time, empty nester, loss of what you are now suppose to be doing in your life and how much you so want to change your career. This is where I am now and boy am I frustrated. Linkedin is my new boyfriend. I spend more hours with him than my husband. Why is is so difficult to get a job?
I am starting to question if it could it be my age? Out of the workforce? What is it? I just want to do something that brings me joy, passion, yes money would be good but at this point I would love to make a difference. No more sales (ugh! ) no more cubicles. I want to live!
Since I started running, I have been very fortunate to have traveled to many places to run a race. This past October, I was in Chicago to run the marathon and at mile 14 I just did not want to continue. I was bored. Yeah you heard that right…bored. It was the second time I was there and the thrill was gone. I quit in Greektown, met my friends and family and walked back to the hotel room to shower and go out and have fun. No regrets. It made me happy.
Last August I was in Vancouver BC and visited Lynn Canyon. I walked the trails and took in the beauty. I was in awe. It was at that moment things started to shift for me. Tired of spending thousands of hard earned money to run races that did not inspire me. I was missing out not only on a personal level but what I wanted to do career wise.
I do know I love to travel and meet new people and cultures. I love being on my own even though I am sociable and type A personality there have been more times that I just wanted quiet.
The time has come for me to really take care of myself and do what makes me happy.