The writing had been on the wall for the past year and a half, after I made the first tiny leap by sharing the seeds of my new dream, and then proceeded to plant them. It took many months to convince Hubby, and my Sugar Daddy Scenario helped him see that I wasn’t going to send our family off a personal fiscal cliff.
So, after taking my full unpaid maternity leave, I sent my farewell email to coworkers, which included a quote that I had posted on a vision board my cube:
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. - Steve Jobs
I had a very sweet outpouring of replies from coworkers, but this one is a quote that I will keep forever as a reminder of why I am taking this leap of faith to pursue my dreams:
Please do not stop being part of something bigger. Your kids are clearly your joy and you are a wonderful mommy and earth friend. Sharing those parts of yourself really helps those of us totally clueless to find little bits and pieces we can start changing to be better.
Take care and bless you for making the choice right for you. I hope it is everything you wanted and is a lifetime of joy.
This came from a coworker who is on leave battling cancer, another reminder of how we only have this one life.
So, I am embracing a new title: Mother/Blogger/Small Business Adventurer
And while I haven’t earned a penny yet, I feel more abundant than ever before.
I hope to finally have the time and energy to bring this blog to the next level, and would love ideas from my few faithful readers.
What’s your personal title? What quotes inspire you?
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