So it's my first week being technically "unemployed." I was told that I would miss going to work...that I would miss going to the office. Let me just tell you...ummmm, NO!! Not even in the slightest.
I definitely haven't been sitting around doing nothing, let me just tell you. And I know that starting my own business, being an entrepreneur, is going to be work. But I am so excited to be doing it on my own, and to know that I am working for myself!!! I even had wine with lunch yesterday!!! Yes, I definitely got a kick out of that :)
I was also told that I was super stressed for leaving my job and "having" to make doTERRA and my health coaching work for me financially. The funny thing is that once I made the decision to leave the government, my stress level dramatically decreased.
Yes, it was stressful to make the decision to leave the government. It was stressful trying to figure out if I was leaving and when, and whether I was going to take leave without pay or just quit altogether. And it was stressful sitting down and telling my boss. But once I made the decision, once I chose a date, and once I talked to my boss, my stress level dropped much, much lower!!
The last three weeks at my "day" job were the busiest I've been in awhile, mainly because I had to do a lot of turnover, meetings, and cleaning out my office and case files, etc. However, it was also the most successful I've been with my oils business since I've started!!!
It's crazy how that works!
I put the intention out there...I told the universe what I wanted, and It. Is. Happening. Just as the picture says, energy flows where attention goes!! Yup. True.
I've had so much fun doing my own thing, and it's really been a blessing how everything has fallen into place, exactly where I want to be. I know that it won't always be peaches and cream, but I also know that waking up and doing exactly what I want to be doing has been amazing!
I love my life and the direction is has taken!
I also recently started reading this book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and two chapters in and it's already changed my life. Seriously. Get it. Read it. Live it.
Let's just leave this right here:
"Once an Australian nurse named Bronnie Ware, who cared for people in the last twelve weeks of their lives, recorded their most often discussed regrets. At the top of the list: 'I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.'"
The hardest part about leaving the government was wondering what other people would think about it. Let me be clear, I didn't care what others thought, but staying with the government til retirement was what was expected of me. Right? You go to college, graduate, get a job, work your butt off for someone else, stay until retirement, then hope you have enough saved to actually retire and also hope to get Social Security payments.
But I didn't want to do that anymore. Nope. Not for me. So here I am, having the courage to live a life true to myself! I am doing what *I* want, not what is expected of me. Yes, it takes courage, and yes, it is scary. But I. Am. Loving. It.
I also got some amazing news last night...I won't share it just yet (keep an eye out for next week's post), but let's just say it's exactly what I want!! Once again, I put out the intention and these amazing opportunities keep coming my way!!
Oh - and one last thing. I know this weekend is Easter, but we are hosting an Easter Egg and Oils Hunt party on Saturday afternoon, starting at 4 p.m. Come on out and spend Easter with us! Let me know if you can make it and I'll send you the address :) So much fun!!
I hope you all have an amazing day! It's been such a great week so far, and I am so looking forward to what this next chapter has to hold for me!
With love and wellness,