Friday, January 3, 2014

Starting Off 2014 With a BIG Bang!

I made a big decision yesterday. 

A really big decision. 

I quit my job. 

It took a lot of contemplation, and a lot of big, serious conversations with B but I took the plunge and decided to just believe in myself. 

I've wondered my whole life what I would end up doing as far as my career goes. I learned pretty quickly that sitting behind a desk working a regimented 8-5 job wasn't quite my jam, but it's what I've been doing since I graduated in 2009. 

A couple years ago when I started this blog I had no idea it would bring me to this place I am today. In fact, I didn't think a single soul would read it. Thankfully for me, all you lovely people come visit me every day which has opened so many doors I can't even count them all. My blog led me to pursue my NASM certification and the second I passed that test I knew that I was headed down the right path. 

I LOVE blogging and I love being able to interact with all my readers, and now that I've been doing it for a couple months I also love being a personal trainer. Over the past few months I've struggled with balancing my blog and social media with training and working 40 hours a week. I felt like I wasn't giving anything 100% and that has honestly been driving me crazy. It's so frustrating to spend a majority of your life doing something you're not passionate about while the things that make you happy fall to the wayside. I have found myself consumed with trying to be a better blogger and just not being able to because there are only 24 hours in a day. Once I started training the urge to submerge myself in the fitness world only grew and I immediately knew something had to give. I waited a while for the right time, until I realized there may never be a "right" time. I couldn't stand the thought of letting this opportunity slip by and I decided the right time is now. 

So, what's my plan? I'm going to be training full time at AZ Pro Physiques and finally pouring my heart, soul, and time into a career that I am infinitely passionate about. I'll be able to focus a lot more on my blog and that makes me so happy I could scream! I'm going to continue taking online clients which has been super fun and successful so far and also hopefully pick up some freelance writing opportunities for health and fitness publications. 

I have so many thoughts and emotions running through my head right now but I'm mostly excited and anxious to see what 2014 will bring! 

36 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I imagine it's super scary, but wow, it'll be so rewarding! My goal will be to do something similar as well.

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  2. Congrats!!!! I hope to do the same soon as well :) You earned it..now enjoy life how you want to!!!

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  3. Congrats Girl! I read your blog all the time and you have become a huge inspiration to me to start my own blog as well. You are going to do amazing things and I can't wait to see you succeed!

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  4. Congratulations! I live in Santa Barbara, California; and, I am interested in learning more about your online program. Could you please email me more about it (jesshalley@msn.com)? Thank you!

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  5. This is AWESOME!!! I am SO happy for you!!!!!

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  6. I have been following you for a few years now and you have been a huge inspiration in my life. I have often wondered why you sat behind a desk doing busy paper work or staring at a screen for hours, fantasizing about all the things you feel your meant to do with your life, when it's pretty clear what truly makes you happy... FITNESS! I am so happy for you..... Changing careers is not easy our fears keep us from doing the things we love in life. But in your case I strongly believe the grass is greener on the other side. Good luck 2 you... may all your 2013 daydreams become reality in 2014

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    1. I've wondered the same thing haha. Thank you so much for your comment and encouragement it means so much!

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    2. I agree with Jennie! When i saw your blog title i just knew you took the leap to follow your dreams! Congrats girl! Your blog was one of my first to ever follow, and still remains one of my faves to this day :)

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  7. Wow, congratulations! I feel the way you do a lot and it's very inspiring to hear about your new, exciting plan. Great way to kick off the new year.

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  8. Congrats!!! Way to follow your heart!

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  9. Congrats! That's so exciting! It takes a lot of courage to chase after your dreams! You go girl! :).. maybe one day I'll figure out exactly what I want to do and get out from behind this desk too!

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  10. So exciting!! May we all have the courage to follow our hearts. You are truly an inspiration to all.

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  11. Congrats that's so great to be able to pursue your dreams. I'm so happy for you. I look at your blog everyday and you make me want to be more fit and eat healthy. Thanks for all that you do.

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  12. That's huge! Congratulations and all the best!

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  13. Big congrats Little B!! You got this! And, you will be so wonderful.

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  14. Congrats, b! This is wicked awesome and I have no doubt that you will be successful!!

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  15. Way to go, little b!! I know first hand the thrilling/terrorizing feeling that comes with decisions like that! No matter what, you'll always be so proud of yourself for making and acting on such a huge change. You never know unless you try, right? So inspiring!

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    1. Exactly! Thanks for the encouragement Sheila!

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  16. Amazing! It takes a lot of bravery to take a leap like that but from this blog I get that you've got all the determination and ambition to make it work - and then some! Happy 2014!

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  17. Congratulations on making the leap, b! I just started blogging in November, then started working part-time a couple weeks ago after 7+ years of being a stay-at-home-mom (love my job so far). Now the blog is really taking off and I'm wondering what the future holds! I look forward to following your story! The plus side is you will have a much easier time fitting in your workouts;) 2014 is going to be great!

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  18. I KNEW IT!!!! It was all just a matter of time. Brittany you were meant for the fitness industry and I am SO PROUD of you girl! Living your dream and doing what you love, believe in and are passionate about. I can only dream of doing this. You are brave and courageous letting nothing hold you back. Congratulations!!!! I look forward to reading all the great new things we will be seeing.

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    1. Thank you Luvena you've always been so supportive and I really appreciate it! :)

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  19. Congratulations! ! I recently was told that I would be let go from my job (5 days before Christmas, after 10 years of service) I've been thinking a lot lately of what do I want to do with my life now and I feel like I'm being called into the fitness/nutrition world. Best if luck to you! ! ! ! !

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  20. I thought you were going to say you were pg...ha ha...way to go!!

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  21. Congratulations!!! I have been following your blog since the beginning of my health and fitness journey and am so very excited for you!!! What a big and wonderful step towards living your happiness. XO

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  22. Congrats! so i was just wondering what your online training consists of?? Training programs? meal plans? or simple clean eating guidelines?

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    1. Hi there! Shoot me an email and I'll send everything along :) Brittany@littlebshealthyhabits.com

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  23. Congrats girl!!! How exciting! Can't wait to follow your journey!

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  24. Congratulations! It's certainly exciting to take a risk for something you love. As a regular and grateful visitor to your blog I want you to know that one of the things I love most is how real you are. I've really learned so much from the way you organize your life and prioritize your time within the constraints of a job and home life. I know this will change your lifestyle, but I hope you'll still consider offering advice to people who do have 8-6 jobs (or longer for some of us). I love what I learn from you and there's just a little part of me that's sad because there seem to be thousands of fitness blogs but so many that I find are written by people whose entire lives revolve around fitness (in that they can do 2-3 hour work-outs every day and so forth). I think there's definitely a place for everything but the reason your blog is the one I check every day is because it's the one written by someone I aspire to be like (fit, organized, happy) but who is still like me (educated at a solid university, working an 8-6 job, and married to her best friend!). So remember the people like me who just absolutely adore you! And go get 'em girl!

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    1. What a thoughtful comment! While my career path has changed, I don't think that will change who I am and the way I live my life-- and I will certainly never forget the 8-6 folks who in my opinion have to work that much harder to make everything fit in!

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  25. Hey Little B,
    I've been a constant follower of yours for about 2 years now - I love your blog. I love your recipes. I love how you feel about health and fitness. I've never commented on one of your blogs/ entries/ threads, until now. I'm just so happy for you, I have to..
    I took this same journey in April 2013. I quit my VERY well paying job, ended my corporate studies (which i'd already paid $6k for) and jumped straight in; studied full-time for my PT qualification/s. I decided to make a 10 year old dream, a reality. It's been a rocky road for me (for what ever reasons, they don't matter) however, I don't regret a second of it.
    After following you for so long now, I truly believe you are (as I am) where you need to be. You belong in the fitness industry. You belong in the front line, sharing your journey, experience and knowledge with those that hunger for it.
    From Australia, this LittleB fan is VERY happy for you. Go get 'em and don't look back.
    Jo-Leen x

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    1. Thank you so much Jo-Leen, and best of luck in the new year!

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  26. Hi Brittany, I am trying to get my foot in the door as a PT also. I am not new to the gym, but giving guidance - very new. How did you get in the door? Also, did you have your cert prior to getting into the gym? You are an amazing person and should be so proud! I also want to know more on the nutrition part of things. Where did you get your cert again? Also, how did you get this blog to well known? Amazing! Thanks so much for any advice!

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