4 years ago I walked out of the doors and away from a career I held for almost a decade. A place where I grew up both personally and professionally, and a place that held a lot of my identity.
When I drove away that day I admittedly had zero game plan for the future — all I knew is that it no longer served me well and it was time to walk away and embrace the ever so uncomfortable world of CHANGE.
That night I sat at home (with several libations to keep me company) and tried to wrap my mind around what the future was going to look like without this role that I put so much of myself into for so many years. I remember not really knowing who I was without a professional title attached to my name, and also worrying WAY too much about what others would think of me without it as well.
I initially decided to take 6 months off and focus on traveling, fostering personal relationships that always took a back seat to my career, and doing some deep soul-searching. Some would say I had entered the “semi-retirement” phase of life.
6 months quickly came and went and it became more and more clear that this change didn’t happen TO me, it happened FOR me. Everything that I didn’t know this type A control freak needed, was slowly falling into place and I really didn’t know how to handle it all — so I just decided to stop resisting the change and embrace the journey.
4 years have now passed and I’m still living in a state of change everyday. The days that I resist it all and try to control life, are the hard days. The days I embrace and look at this unique baseball/2 business owning life we live as a blessing, are the best ones. Perspective and attitude are truly everything.
If you are reading this and are in an uncomfortable season of change, embrace it! Embrace that this change is truly trying to teach you something and stop resisting it as the sooner you do the sooner you’ll understand the WHY behind it. You can bob, weave, duck, or jump to try to avoid it — but it will find you. And when it does, throw your hands in the air and enjoy the ride. 🎢
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