If you’re short on time and want to get on with your Tuesday (full of debauchery), I’ll cut to the chase for ya. I quit my job at the gym. If you’ve got like 3 minutes, stick around and find out more. Again, no pictures. Just words – they won’t stop coming out. ;)
When you understand how fleeting life is, you begin to focus more on what’s important. The simple things.
For me, that means my family. They are what’s important. They are the priority.
Not more money.
Not organic food or the latest clothes (I haven’t been shopping in like a year).
Not more things.
Not a fitness model’s body and all the effort that comes with it. (Enter yesterday’s post)
And lastly, not a job.
I had never meant for my training/teaching job at the gym to take over so much of my time/thoughts. What started as teaching a weekly aquatics class slowly changed into being there 3 hours a day + writing emails + managing a Facebook page full time. It might not seem much to some but for me, a woman who is called to be home, working outside of the home for NEARLY THREE YEARS has been in direct misalignment with our family mission statement. (Every family’s statement and the means to which they fulfill that statement is different. I’m not trying to start an argument here. You can win. End of discussion.)
For months leading up to July (almost a year if I’m being completely honest), I knew that I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. Several things contributed to the decision (which I won’t go into today – I hear there are several “spies” who read LL. Hi spies!!). As I was preparing my clients for my month away, several of them said, “You won’t be back. You’re going to fall in love with staying at home.”
And I did.
I fell in love with not having to be somewhere at a certain time.
With not having my kids stuck in an 8×10 box for three hours a day.
With going to the gym, on MY time, for ME.
By making even the smallest changes, we FLORISHED!!
I drank the Kool-Aid and it was good.
So what’s next??
(surely I’m not the only Type A person who asks that question, and must get a complete answer! P.S. It also drives me nuts when people say they won’t “go into something” like I just did. I needz the scoop! <-sorry.)
The answer: Oh gosh – I hope a lot more of the simple life.
I won’t be jumping into anything too soon in regards to training (already been asked). I’ll keep both of my certifications up-to-date because a) I want to be open to another adventure should it present itself and b) I don’t EVER want to take that wretched NASM test again! And as far as blogging is concerned, there may be weeks where I don’t post ANYTHING. I hope you’ll stick around. ;)
Basically, I want to focus internally in this little family of mine. To INTENTIONALLY and DELIBERATELY put stock in them and not myself. In this current season, with this changing wind, it’s not about me. It’s about US. And I’m ok with handing myself over. Quitting my job was a step in that direction.
QUESTION: Ever quit something?? How was the transition to the new thing? <-would love prayer during this transition if we cross your minds!