I think we’ve all heard that phrase, “the light at the end of the tunnel.” But sometimes at work, when we’re finishing a project, we add…”let’s hope it’s not a train.”
I just finished another Audible book. I’m not sure why I decided to buy this one in particular other than I needed something more humorous rather than sad or inspirational. I felt like I needed to laugh, seems like I don’t do that enough these days. And maybe I chose this book because in 2016, I binged watched the Gilmore Girls…twice. The book, Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham. Since she read the book, it lived up its name, it was fast. And yes, I did laugh but I also unexpectedly was inspired.
Here’s my favorite quote from the book:
But life doesn’t often spell things out for you or give you what you want exactly when you want it, otherwise it wouldn’t be called life, it would be called vending machine.
It’s hard to say exactly when it will happen, and it’s true that whatever you’re after may not drop down the moment you spend all your quarters, but someday soon a train is coming. In fact, it may already be on the way. You just don’t know it yet.”
I think I see the light…and this time, I hope it is the train.
I know this might sound crazy but I feel like universe is guiding me to something bigger. I’m going to say (write) something that I don’t think I’ve ever said out loud before.
Wow…this is hard.
I’m not meant to be an IT Project Manager forever.
There. I said it.
You might be wondering why I’m having so much trouble saying that. But for the last 10 years, I somehow have managed to do the same thing over and over and never felt happy. Sure, there are things about the job that I do enjoy. I like building relationships, streamlining a processes, turning technology into something to make our life easier, working with smart people and I’m not gonna lie, the paycheck is nice too. However, at the end of the day I’m not happy. I also believe that life is too short not to be happy for the majority of the day. I’m grateful for the skills I’ve learned over the years and I don’t regret any of it, it’s just now I need to apply those skills to something else. Something bigger.
Now you might be thinking why am I telling you about this. Am I quitting my day job? Well no, not yet anyways. But in the last year, I’ve been working on my certification to be a Health Coach. It’s not some pyramid scheme of me trying to sell you the latest product filled with who knows what, the training has given me new tools to be able to coach people in reaching their goals. I’m certified, the Hubby might even say certifiable but I’m ignoring his joke. No, I’m a certified Health Coach. What does that mean you ask? Well I’m in position to help guide you and support you reach your goals to live your best life – healthy and happy. I work with you by choosing what works for you, not necessarily what works for everyone else. We’re all different and sometimes we have to get creative on what will work with our lifestyle.
In the last couple of months, I’ve been working on launching my business. For a while, I struggled with a name but landed on At Your Starting Line because 1) I have a blog called At My Starting Line in which I share my goals, aspirations, and hurdles, 2) I love running and running metaphors – especially as they relate to goals, 3) I believe that we all start somewhere and it might as well be at the starting line. Together, I’ll help you cross your finish line (ie your goals, not cross over to the other life or whatever) And no, in order for me me to coach you, you don’t have to be a runner or even want to be a runner, you just have to want to get back on track to health and happiness. My site is still a work in progress but it’s out there and I’m ready to start this new chapter of my life. Stay tuned as I keep building my business.
And just as I’m finishing this post this popped up in my Instagram feed, see the Universe is talking…