Leading with the Heart

Hey there!

I hope your Tuesday is off to a beautiful start!

I went to an early Barre class this morning, which has left me feeling SORE! I love feeling a bit sore, and knowing that I am working my muscles!

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I wanted to stop in this morning to share a bit about life and decision making. As I have shared a little bit before, I left my job as a Wilderness Adventure Therapy Guide at the beginning of this year to pursue my dreams of working in the nutrition field. It was a really scary choice, and I really did love the company I worked for and the people I worked with. However, I knew the crazy schedule was holding me back from my dreams as well as my personal wellness goals. I was craving the ability to sleep in my bed more regularly, and the time to make nourishing foods.

I signed up to take a class with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and started my class the week I ended my last job. It’s been about two weeks, and I have been putting out applications for another job like a mad-woman.

Looking for a job has been scary, as I am still paying off student loans. It was a big choice to put a good chunk of my savings into the IIN course, and not have a job. Just this past week, I had a few interviews and got hired at a few places. The thing was, even though some of them paid more and would mean getting more hours, I declined all but one.

I accepted a position that is only part-time, and that was a really scary choice. Though the position is part-time, I feel connected to the purpose behind it. I know I wanted a job where I could work directly with people, and hopefully shine some light and love onto others. I took the plunge, and accepted the one I felt most connected to.

It was a scary choice. I recognize how luck I am to be able to make such decisions, and how incredible it is to have multiple options. It is so awesome to be able to decide where I want to work. I feel blessed beyond measure.

Still, I was going through moments of panic and anxiety as I was making these decisions this week. I could have accepted another job with more hours and higher pay, but I didn’t. I want to follow my heart and what feels right. I want to put more energy and time into growing myself as a Health Coach, and inspiring others to lead their best life possible. I don’t want to get caught up at a job whose purpose doesn’t resonate with my own, or one that will leave me depleted and exhausted.

I want to live a life I am proud of living.

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What have you done lately that scared you, but felt right? Have you ever made a difficult decision to follow your dreams? I’d love to hear!

I hope you have an incredible day!

Xo,

Ashley

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3 Replies to “Leading with the Heart”

  1. I totally understand where you are coming from. I’ve currently made the switch myself from a stable 9 to 5 job that was draining me to one that allows me more freedom but does not guarantee a stable paycheck. It’s a scary journey, but one that I know will be worth it! Good luck with your new journey!

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