Tonight I sit on the eve of a major life change. Tomorrow I close one chapter to watch another one open. Tomorrow I will say good-bye to people I’ve learned to call family. Tomorrow I take a chance. Tomorrow I take a risk. Tomorrow I take a leap of faith.
About 6 weeks ago I informed my current employer that I was going to be departing. Tomorrow is that day. This is the place I met my husband. This is the place I literally walked into the day after graduating college. This is the place that has given me once in a lifetime experiences.
I know there are people that cannot understand the decisions Dan and I have made. I know there are people who cannot understand risk. I know there are people who do not get leaving stability, career growth and benefits.
The thing about life is that things change and I believe that is a part of the journey. If you don’t me well – I definitely have always been blessed (or cursed depending how you are looking at it) with the entrepreneurial spirit and for as long as I can remember I’ve told myself that someday – I’m going to go after it – for me. Today is that day.
Now don’t get me wrong – I have the support of a set of amazing parents (who believe in me) and a husband who has encouraged me to follow my own dreams as well and without both parts, none of this is possible.
So, as the next chapter opens I’ll be graced with the opportunity to run a spin-off division of my parents company. It’s a risk – and not just for me.
But I believe in myself, I believe in the opportunity and I believe it’s the right time. No doubt tomorrow will be emotional but let this be a lesson for Connor and my children to come – take the chance on yourself. You may succeed greatly, you may fall flat on your face, but it’s ok to dream and it’s ok to believe in bigger, greater things and go after them!
Hello new chapter…I’m expecting great things from you….