When a secure pension and financial stability just isn't enough...
When I left my teaching job last year it came with a zillion unknowns and lots of fear. I nearly threw up at the idea of such deep change. What would happen to me if I totally shed that identity? Would my family suffer my choices? Would my children have less?
What about all the time and money I've already invested in my teaching certification?
Did I just waste so many years teaching, just to leave? What about 100's of hours "professionally developing"?
What about my pension, my security with income?
How can I walk away from all of that?
But, when I sat with the idea of how I would make teaching work with two little ones, 50+hrs of work/travel a week I asked myself: what was the quality I was creating in my life?
Because that's what life is about. What is the quality you are seeking to create--both inside and out?
If we continue to make our own choices about, "what is the most practical and 'responsible' thing, vs what is it that I truly want to do, we negate our own responsibility to ourselves and our own right to be happy. We betray our deepest truths.
Sometimes, though, shifting gears from one way of thinking to another is really tough. We have to shed old parts of ourselves and that is the scary part, despite knowing
Leanna Jane Lewis ditched the paint and playdough centre in her kindergarten classroom for some more adventures as a school teacher turned yogi mentor and coach. Just like kids, adults need quiet time too. We all need to feel playful and peaceful in our lives.