I spent ten years of my life in the corporate world. I got up, came home, went to bed, got up… I suffered with the all-too-familiar series of migraines, sleeplessness, exhaustion, and numbness. I watched my gifts and talents stand idly by, just waiting to be acknowledged and opened up like shiny presents in the corner of a big room. They started whispering to me, and eventually became unrelenting in their shouts for me to begin my journey and find my own purpose in life.
Should I be a hairdresser? Should I open my own antique shop? Should I keep doing what I’m doing?
That answer was…freedom.
What I really wanted was freedom.
During an in-depth soul searching, my personal coach introduced me to the emerging new profession of Virtual Assistance. As a Virtual Assistant, I could not only use my stellar administrative skills, but I could also expand my talents and touch many more lives. Best of all, I could be my own boss in my own home.
I enrolled in the 20-week Virtual Training Program through Assist U and eventually graduated. I continued working in my full-time corporate job while building my part-time virtual practice. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was trying to hold on while simultaneously taking a leap.
You don’t get very far when you do that…
Married to my incredibly supportive husband for over a decade, I asked him if I could let go. Could I could take the leap, leave my corporate job, and become a full-time Virtual Assistant? Would he allow me the grace and space to risk? Could we huff it financially without my income?
Without hesitation, he told me to jump.
We reviewed our finances, prayed, and set a date for me to give my notice to the corporate world. I chose freedom!
And then, life gut-checked me.
No sooner did I turn in my two-weeks notice, my husband lost his job.
I felt the way anyone would feel. I was devastated. I felt like I’d made a terrible mistake. I feared we would lose the house we’d just purchased. I was afraid my marriage would suffer. I was terrified that I’d never achieve my calling. In a moment of intense fear, though, my husband looked at me and said, “I still think you should jump.”
Something inside of me awakened. If I was going to fulfill my purpose on this earth, a purpose that would also allow me to help others fulfill their purpose, now was as good a time as any.
Over a decade later, not only do I still have my practice, but my husband has been working with me for the past eight years. We jumped, and we achieved freedom!
I now know that my purpose is to provide freedom! I help women focus on what they enjoy about their businesses and their lives while using my skills to fill in the gaps. My fulfillment is in supporting you.