Have you ever been sitting at your 9-5 and realized this is really NOT what I want to do for the rest of my life?? Well I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had those thoughts. I was an employee for most of my life and this has always been a thought that crossed my mind.
Have you ever thought of doing something about it. Maybe taking some classes for something you have a passion for? Maybe joining a group that has other like-minded people with the same interest as yourself. Well I’m going to let you know how I took my thoughts and turned them into an action. I knew I wanted to go back to school but wasn’t sure how I would swing it. I had my son who was also in school and sports after school and on the weekends I worked M-F 5:45am to 2:30pm which in itself was A LOT. But what I told myself is that if not now when??? So I took the plunge and enrolled I couldn’t go during the day because of work so nights it was. Feb 2014 I started, 4-9 Mon – Thurs and let me tell you I didn’t think I would make it. It was grueling on my body, my mind, my relationships and my me time or lack there of. I knew this was what I wanted to do and I just had to stay the course. When you take on going after your dreams you don’t realize the toll it will take on your current situations, relationships, social life just about everything. But you have to tell yourself It’ll be worth it, I’m worth IT.
There were nights I cried of exhaustion, loneliness wondering what the hell was I thinking. I missed my son, I missed my life it was all becoming to much then I took a class…Simple part of my license but still it was something I secretly found a passion for halfway through school I bought all the supplies to see if I wanted this more then I thought and I did. Well I got through school greatest accomplishment EVER besides the birth of my son of course. I took another plunge 6 months after that and resigned from my job of 5 1/2 years and my security of a steady paycheck and opened MY OWN LASH AND BROW BAR. One of the scariest endeavors I’ve taken on thus far but so worth it. Everyday I walk into my studio and smile…I DID THAT!!!!
Anytime you have a dream or a passion for something that just won’t leave you GO FOR IT!!! Don’t let the naysayers or the people that are to AFRAID to go after theirs tell YOU ANYTHING about going after YOUR dreams. look for people that are living there dreams and follow them. Reach out to them, everyone who has ever taken this road knows how nerve wrecking it could be in the beginning YOUR NOT ALONE. I never wanted to look back at my life and think I should’ve, I could’ve. I can now say I did it. So when it comes to dreams I’m living mine, are you living yours?
I hope my story inspires you to go after that passion that keeps you up some nights, you daydream about and you just can’t shake. please share with someone that dreams of taking that next step….Dream.Plan.Execute… you only live life once if you do what you love that’s all you need♥