January 1st. New year, new chapter in my life. I am leaving the veterinary field and moving onto a new career that will help me reach my goals. This wasn’t an easy decision. It has been a while in the making. But I know this is the right time. How do I know? Because I am not nervous, I am not scared, I don’t have doubts. I know I am making the right decision. What I am working towards, bottom line, is happiness. What is going to get me there? A LOT of hard work!
My new position will allow me to coach more. I LOVE being a coach for Kaia FIT Sunrise. I feel like this is what I am meant to do. I led (for the most part) my first class this week. I did the warm up, workout and cool down. I chose the playlist – which, by the way, having girls dance between their reps to the music you chose for their workout is such an amazing feeling! I recently attended a certification class for I Kan Run, that is Kaia FIT’s running program. The more I do with this organization the more happy and confident I become. One future goal of mine is to have my own Kaia FIT franchise. I was hesitant to tell my friends and family this, seeing as how I am new to coaching, but what the hell. It is what I want. Why not put it out there and let people know? Everyone that I have talked to about it has been super encouraging and supportive. Like I said, it is going to be a lot of hard work but working hard is what I do best.
Ask anyone in the veterinary field and they will tell you it is a hard job. We don’t pet cats and dogs all day (although I did kiss just about every cat friend’s face I met). As rewarding as being an RVT is, a part of me always knew it wasn’t what I would do forever. Honestly, until this year I still didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was finding myself, and I still am. But I think I am closer. Everyday I wake up and I am so happy. Happy for the direction my life is going, happy to train as much as I do to run races, happy for the people I have in my life, happy for my life in a city that I love. I feel content. Does anyone else know what I am talking about, or know how I feel? I really do think it is the feeling of figuring out your life. I remember years ago having a conversation with my dad. I told him that I was afraid I wouldn’t accomplish anything with my life. I was afraid of being useless. He told me just the fact that I was worried about that showed that I cared, and that I would find something I loved and would be good at.
I was texting a friend of mine today and she said something to me, “Good people attract good people.” Which I thought was perfect. It describes my frame of mind perfectly right now. If you want something work hard for it, don’t make excuses. If you’re not happy change something. It probably won’t be easy, but what is? And surround yourself with people who support and love you. Be nice. It seems pretty obvious right?