I quit my job on Monday. Something I have been thinking about, dreaming about doing for months. Being my own boss was this distant dream that I’ve had for as long as I can remember. I always knew it was where I wanted my life to go, but never feeling ready or able to do it. I was always waiting for the timing to be right, for one more thing to line up and everything be perfect. Basically I thought it was suppose to be easy. I thought one day I’d wake up and someone would say “Okay Erica you’re ready to go out on your own, own your own business and be your own boss” Wow, I just said the word own a lot. Anyways.
I am a big believer in following your gut and trusting the universe (or whatever higher power thing you believe in). 2016 was a big year for me and I knew it was setting me up for bigger things. I had to wait a little bit because as much I love the leap of faith, you should still be smart about it, but finally it got to a point where I just had to bite the bullet. The timing was never going to be perfect, this was as good as it was going to get. I got to a point where I didn’t want to waste any more of my time or energy for someone else. If I was going to wake up every morning and work my ass off, it’s going to be for myself, for what I believe in and for how I want to impact this world.
I feel as if I should be more nervous. I’m half expecting to wake up one day thinking “oh shit, what did you do, go beg for your job back”. I’ve experienced only a brief moment of that as it was quickly replaced with sheer excitement. “The world is your oyster” a friend said to me on Wednesday, my first official day of self-employment. A day I never truly deemed possible until now. I can’t even remember when I actually decided to quit. Once I had the thought, I just kept telling everyone around me I was going to quit on Monday, so when Monday came I had to do it because I already told all of these people.
Enter ECFITLIVING. My passion. My belief in health, wellness and fitness. My way to inspire and motivate others. My way to become empowered and help others achieve that same feeling.
It’s going to be a crazy journey & I hope you’re along for the ride!