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!