I recently wrote an article for Medium about the beautiful place where your passions and talents intersect. Here’s a preview:
At 40, I made the decision to move my two young daughters, my dog, and my cat 1339km away from the life I knew…and it was a great life. I owned a house across the street from an elementary school, had great local marketing and biz dev clients, lots of friends, and childcare every second weekend. Looking at my life from the outside, it looked ideal. But within me, I was bored, tired, wanting a better life for my daughters, and craving a big change. A change much more than a new throw pillow or a new coat of paint on the main floor of my house. I wanted to reinvent myself. I wanted to be free.
Now, I’m living on Vancouver Island in a mountain valley, close to the ocean, and being serenaded by chorus frogs at night. My kids are thriving and blooming and I give thanks every day that I made this huge jump. As hard as it was at times, it’s so worth it.
Now that I’ve made this leap, I’m attracting new marketing and biz dev clients that are in the same space I was. They’re still figuring out their path and sitting uncomfortably in the boxes that were created for them. They’re craving a change that will bring their passions back and move them from merely surviving to thriving. At some point, someone told them that in order to be successful, they only have to “do these 5 steps” or follow what everyone else is doing. For a creative, high vibe entrepreneur, this can suck the life right out of you. I know, I’ve been there.