For years I would dread Sundays and this wasn’t because I disliked that day of the week. It was because I knew that as the day went on I was one step closer to Monday, which meant back to work to a job I didn’t love. I loved my patients and knowing that I was helping people, but I didn’t love working for the healthcare system and all of the demands that it brought. I won’t go into detail here, but if you want to know more I will gladly share. What I was lacking was passion and felt stuck. I had spent so much time and energy obtaining a degree that led me to a career that I wasn’t completely happy with.
I remember the night 2 weeks before I was supposed to go back to work after Elijah was born. Lucas was driving and I riding in the passenger seat. I had been struggling with returning to work and taking Elijah to daycare. I looked over at Lucas and said, I can’t go back to work. It scared me saying those words and I didn’t know what he would say in return. Being the amazing man he is, he said ok, we’ll make it work. It meant me giving up my paycheck for us to become a one income family. It wasn’t easy. I loved raising Elijah, but I admit that I’m someone that needs something of my own.
When Beautycounter entered my life I didn’t really understand what it would mean to me. That it would be more than selling a product. It would ignite my fire for not only learning more on how to help others live healthy lives through switching out their products for safer options, but to also fuel my desire and love for more holistic living. When I receive messages that I am making an impact in other’s lives I know that what I am doing matters. When I went into nursing 14 years ago all I wanted to do was help people. I had no idea that all these years later I would still be doing that even though I am no longer practicing. The true beauty of that shift is that I no longer approach Sunday’s with dread that Monday is around the corner. I am excited for Monday to hit the ground running, of course with my kids in tow. This is what I am passionate about.
If you aren’t excited for what Monday brings, you may need to reevaluate what it is that has you dreading it. Believe me when I say that it doesn’t always lead to easy decisions.