It has been so long, and I honestly can’t hold it in any longer. I have to tell you all the things:
- I stopped training for my competition.
- I resigned from my job at Accenture.
- I will be moving home to Delaware in the next couple months.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking… “whaaaaaat.”
Well, over the past month, I have been on an emotional rollercoaster, which is the worst type of rollercoaster. And I distinctly remember three dizzying loops, featuring supplements, boys, and other health issues…
Anyway, the most significant health issue led to my doctor telling me that I could not work out for four weeks. Four weeks! And with that, the figure competition was out — a September 12 competition date was no longer possible. I was crushed. My mental state went to shit, and I couldn’t even work out to relieve the stress. Honestly, this was a very shitty combination of shit, if I must say so myself. And I must.
Okay, so now you know. Enough of that. I will be okay. Time to move on!
This past weekend, I was yanked out of my “funk” by this awesome gathering of amazing people at the World Domination Summit (WDS)!!
So what is WDS… Well, last year, I read a book called “The Art of Non-Conformity” by Chris Guillebeau. It changed my life. For the first time, I realized I wasn’t quite living my life the way I wanted. I couldn’t quite pinpoint what was wrong at the time, so I took a three-month unpaid leave of absence. Now, I know what I want.
I want to connect with people. I want to have experiences. I want to live intentionally and with purpose according to my values!
And what better way to start doing this than by attending the author Chris Guillebeau’s conference, the World Domination Summit? While there, I was able to tell complete strangers what was going on in my life. But that was easy, and a cop-out. Which is why I’m writing this now.
I resigned from my job at Accenture because I’m ready for the next stage of my life. I’m sad to be leaving my job because I like my job, and I love the people there. But I’m happy that I’m sad. There’s no better way to leave a job.
In a few months, I’ll move back to Delaware and spend time with my family. I want to reconnect with them because they’re awesome, and I love them — and I haven’t told them that enough recently.
From there, I’m not sure where I’ll go. But I am at peace with my decisions and excited for my future. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I can truly be myself.
And the person I truly am wants to connect with YOU, the real you. So whether I’m in California, Delaware, or somewhere else around the world…
Promise me you won’t be a stranger :)