But “fate loves the fearless,” right?
I had to believe that leaving a relationship of nearly six years that wasn’t going anywhere, leaving the house that made me wheezy and sick and leaving the job that made me miserable all needed to happen.
So i jumped ship on all of it, all the miserable stuff that wasn’t working. I wasn’t sure if I landed on my ass or my feet, but it felt good to do things my way. Was good to listen to where my compass told me to go.
I cannot recommend anything more than following what your gut tells you to do. I’m delighted with the road I’m on now—new great place downtown with fabulous neighbors, new guy I’m seeing, great new job with more challenge and more money… I’m so glad I was brave. (And terrified for months till it all worked out!)
Your internal compass knows exactly where you need to go to be happy—the trick is learning how to read it.
I finally started yoga when I really needed it:
All at once at the end of last year, I broke up with my bf of 5 years, moved out on my own and left a crappy job.
It was an expensive, challenging time with a lot of change and stress, made worse by being single and ‘broke’ over the holidays.
There were days when I was doing vinyasa yoga twice a day every day, to help chill out, focus, clear my mind and work off all the nervous energy I had built up. It was great to see new muscle definition in my legs, have better balance and core strength, and to have moments where all my nervous internal dialog would be silenced.
It was a rough patch and yoga kept me focused and sane.
I now live in a great condo downtown, have a job that pays better (and works me harder) than any job I’ve had yet and have met a new guy.
I’m still doing yoga 3x week or more to keep me level!
In 2008, work got in the way, but I’ve got a lot of time in the new year, so maybe for just a few months… :D