|Enjoy the gifts when they come!|
Well I have GREAT NEWS!!! As you may have noticed I’ve been struggling lately with living in Seattle. I’ve been here exactly a year, moved to take a great job, which was a requirement of accepting the position, which has turned out to be amazing and financially rewarding. However, this whole living in Seattle thing has really started to get to me. So I followed my own advise. I decided to stop wallowing and allowing myself to get depressed about it, and instead ASK if I could move back home, yet still keep my job.
Maybe I should back up a little. See I believe in the Hustle. I believe that without it the other three words don’t work. So for the last year I have been hustling. I’ve worked like crazy at my job and turned in my most successful year to date in my corporate sales career (from a revenue perspective). This “hustle” had to be present in order for me to be in a position to even think of asking to move back home, and the hustle must be present when I move home to keep that right.
I’ve believed all along that taking this opportunity to move here and try something new, was all part of a greater and bigger plan for me. Even though it’s been difficult at times, having this isolation and lack of distraction for this last year has given me the time to focus on writing and to finish my memoir. This is something I could have not done back home. I’ve been able to trust the process, up to this point. The point where I knew it was time for a change, and that I needed to get back to what makes me happy.
So I took the risk and asked my boss if I could move back and work from home, and he said, yes! And that feels amazing! And makes me so excited for next year and for what the future will hold, and gives me a light at the end of these long winter tunnels.
So don’t quit, even when you want to. Keep working hard in the direction of your dream, keep EXPECTING it to come true and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Your life is what you make it. If you don’t like it, take any and all steps necessary to change it. And whatever you do don’t stop believing in magic and enjoy the gifts when they come.