When is the last time you did something bold? Maybe it was a bold decision that affected the course of your life. Perhaps, it was a bold activity such as skydiving or facing your fear of public speaking?
I am sharing how my life is after I made the bold decision to quit my comfortable, well-paying job to work from home to focus on spending more time with my daughter. But, first I will share what lead me up to making my life-changing decision.
For many months I had this voice in my head, telling me to do it, but I was scared.
Making the decision to go out on my own was not easy.
I couldn’t simply quit my job and live lavishly off my blogging income. I had to plan and get the support of my husband while finding new ways to generate income. He also had to make the bold decision to support me. I was worried that if I failed our marriage would take a hit, but I knew in my heart I would work hard to make sure that did not happen. Resentment was the last thing I wanted in our relationship.
There were many late nights where my husband and I would stay up late talking about my desire to quit my job. I was obsessed. I simply could not stop thinking about it. That is when I knew that no matter what, I had to leave. During that time, there were several tragic news stories that plagued my mind with dark thoughts about living a short and unfulfilled life.Not wanting to look back on my life with regret and wonder, I began to set the wheels in motion.
I took a hard look at our budget, made cuts and started saving money. There were several entrepreneurs that shared their advice with me over a cup of coffee. I was a sponge soaking up all the insight that I could.
At least if I tried to make it on my own and failed, I would always feel good about trying. You never know if you never try.
With a bold new attitude and mindset, I did just that. I put in my notice, turned in my cell phone, and told my daughter’s private school she would not be returning to the Fall. (She still goes to school part-time, I got to get some work done!)
Then, the questions came in and that is when doubt can really creep into your mind. But, I stood tall and with confidence told others my plan. Some were supportive while others thought I was crazy. Maybe I am crazy, but for the first time in a long time, I feel alive.
My bold decision has brought on a new season of change that I am learning to live in.
It’s fun to look back and connect the dots to see how far we have come.
About a year ago, I remembered being adamant that we had to have an office in our new home.
Fast forward to the present day and my home office is one of my favorite places to be. It’s exactly what I envisioned.
It’s been great to get to know my daughter in a new way while growing my online businesses. Don’t get me wrong it hasn’t been as glamorous as it may look. Learning to turn off work vs family time at home is challenging. Hustling for new clients and selling my services has been new for me. I do have three clients on board which I am forever thankful for and my blog seems to be growing each month thanks to readers like you!
This new lifestyle has definitely been a learning curve, but I wouldn’t have it either way. This season of my life is about family, love, and the pursuit of following my passions that I have been neglecting for so many years.
Feels good to be bold. Now, don’t ask me to go skydiving or swim with sharks. I am not living bold in that way, but if you are – kudos to YOU!
Get out there and conquer the world by living fun and bold life. Whether it’s performing a dance, doing a yoga handstand, trying the spiciest item on the menu, or speaking to a stranger, tell me about it! I would love to hear!