I’m ready

by jessica on April 21, 2014

“Women need to shift form thinking “I’m not ready to do that” to thinking “I want to do that- and I’ll learn by doing it.”   – Sheryl Sandberg

To say I have been MIA on the blog is an understatement. I kind of forgot that I even have a blog. There are 100 things on my mind right now, and the blog isn’t one of them. The internet as a whole isn’t even making the list. So long story short:

  • I quit my job
  • I got a new job
  • I’m now commuting to Milwaukee
  • I’m teaching yoga on the weekends
  • I’m watching far too much Walking Dead

It’s funny. Last week I was sitting in my hotel room kind of bored so I was scrolling through old Instagrams. Just 14 weeks ago I was prepping for a big sales meeting. I was mostly happy with life as it was, but there was something missing. I was losing my spark. I couldn’t quite figure out what in my life wasn’t working. I knew that somewhere in my life I needed to make a change. So I did. To be fair,  I didn’t really put in that much effort. Change and opportunity found me, called me a dozen times, sent me a few emails, and then I listened. Seven weeks ago I answered the phone, Four weeks ago I said yes. One week ago I traded my 10 minute commute for an hour on I-43.

And I couldn’t be happier.

I was playing it safe. I had stopped taking risks. I was waiting to be ready. Now I’m outside my comfort zone and saying yes to opportunities that scare me or make me uncomfortable.

Leaving my old job never even occurred to me as an option for 2014. It was easy to stay. I knew what I was doing. I had lots of friends. It was safe. Going somewhere new to a role that was a step up was very scary. I’m still scared! But I know that this is exactly what my life was missing. I needed to take on a new challenge. I needed to add some fear and unknown to my life.

And if I didn’t have enough on my plate, I added teaching yoga. Teaching yoga is becoming my therapy. I signed up for teacher training to deepen my practice. I never thought that standing in a studio, guiding others through their practice, would help me deepen my own yoga practice. I’m just in love with all of it. I could talk about yoga, teacher training, and teaching for hours. I was waiting to be ready to teach yoga. The studio was ready for me as I am. They were ready for me in the very moment they asked me. That’s all I needed. Jumped in with both feet.

So long story short…this is why I haven’t been blogging. I’ve been hiding in my living room trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing, how I’m going to get it all done, how to shine in my new role, how I’m going to help foster a yoga community in Beloit, and how I’m going to sleep with all those zombie dreams. I’m going to learn it all along the way. How hard can it be? It’s not rocket science.

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