I know it has been awhile since I wrote anything. It has been a crazy few months, especially with COVID-19 happening. I’m going to catch you up on one major decision I’ve made recently.
I quit my job in March 2020 to pursue teaching full time. If you’ve been following my journey, then you know I felt that I was called to teach. So, I took a step out on faith and quit my job. However, I didn’t know that COVID-19 was going to happen and close all the schools down for the remainder of the year. As a single mother with a child to take care of and bills to pay, I panicked. I emailed one of my managers and asked if I could veto my two week notice. He replied, “we appreciate the work you’ve done these last three years, but your position has been back filled already”.
I’m not going to lie, I was extremely upset. Given what’s going on in the world and knowing my situation, I thought he would’ve given me my job back. I know if I were in his position I would’ve given me my job back. I sat and read the email over and over and over again. I was feeling overwhelmed and angry. Here it is I was going to pursue a dream of mine and this pandemic happened. WHEN CAN I CATCH A BREAK! I thought to myself daily.
As you know, I have a business called Embrace Thee Journey. I prayed and asked for direction and God delivered. I have been working for myself full time for almost 5 months now. And I must say I love it! I love the freedom I have. I love the people I’m helping. I love the growth I’m seeing within myself. I’ve also realized I love coaching people to a better way of living.
I will have many more post about entrepreneurship and how to thrive in this industry, as I continue down this path. But, one thing I have learned is you must tune out the noise! You must get very clear about what you want and your why, and go after it. There will be many people who don’t understand why you’re pursuing this path, especially a single mother. I’m here to say, forget what the haters say! Strap your boots on and go for it!!!
Until next time,