I really started seeing the signs and felt like I was being directed (lovingly pushed) in the right direction. I reached out to my yoga instructor and told her I wanted to teach restorative yoga and she pointed me in the direction of a school that specializes in restorative yoga where I could get my certification. It just also happened to be the school where my first yoga instructor received her CYT, which I didn't know at the time. Then I put the plan in place. In my mind I knew how far along I wanted to be in my training by January, I wanted to be teaching by the spring and working full-time as a yoga instructor by the end of June. Over the next several months I had so many signs that indicated I was doing the right things. My only problem was that I was still working full-time and I wasn't happy. My job was taking all my energy and at times I didn't even want to focus on my training. Still more and more signs were coming at me. Things people would say to me, dreams and visions I would have that were so clear. And of all things, my Dad speaking to me from beyond just as he would if he were here encouraging me to "stop taking small steps and go for it!"
I started planning, setting goals and making more plans. Talking to everyone I could to gain knowledge, networking and focusing on my training. My strategic mind had no problem with the goal setting and I truly believed that this was my calling and I was meant for this change. I wanted to help others feel healthy! What a great feeling to know exactly what you want to do. Now it was just a matter of getting out of my own way!
I eagerly set the goal that I would give my notice by March 15, 2013 no matter what! My FEAR started to set in. I kept asking for more signs that I could do this and that everything would be okay. As the date approached I was overwhelmed with anxiety. On my way to work that Monday, I said one more prayer that if I could just make it through the week without having a heart attack from all the anxious feelings.
That morning my manager asked me into a meeting and very kindly proceeded to tell me that she didn't think I was happy and if there was anything she could change she would, but that she knew this was not my passion. At that point my eyes started to well up and just knew that this was the final sign that God was going to give me so I had just better do it. I explained about my plan to give my notice that coming Friday and pursue my passion for teaching. She was very supportive and worked with me on setting a date for my departure. I was overcome with emotion and relief all at the same time. I know it's not professional to cry in a meeting with your manager, but so many things had come to fruition at that point, I just couldn't help it!
I have started my new life and I feel so at peace and courageous! I know there will be new challenges for me to face, but I am putting faith in motion and I know that God has my back.
Life is a series of events and circumstances. I am a firm believer that God has a plan for all of us. We may not like some of the bumps in the road, but if we can learn from them we always have the option to change our path. Take charge of your life. Find your passion! Set your intentions and live like NIKE. Just do it!