I still remember the last day of my old desk job… I opened an email from my supervisor, closed my laptop screen and thought, I’m done.
Prior to that moment I had been working a stable government communications job. A good-paying 9-to-5 job that everyone except me thought was amazing. But inside I knew I wasn’t on the right path.
I knew this years before I left my job. But instead of rashly quitting, I made a plan to transition to something that nourished my soul. My dream of running my own business and working as a yoga teacher full-time. So, I journaled about what it would feel like to have full control over my own schedule, to have agency over the work I pursued, to feel excited to start work in the morning. Instead of dreading every second of it.
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That’s when my yoga side hustle began. I started small, with almost nobody coming to my classes at a local gym to eventually filling my classes (with a waitlist!). I did a bit of everything... from yoga in community centres to teaching to thousands of people on Parliament Hill, in yoga studios, even in my living room, until I found my sweet spot: hosting large yoga events like Glow Yoga! In 2020 I even planned to go on tour across Canada!
Then COVID hit.
On a dime, I had to pivot my entire business online. And honestly, for a lot of 2020 I didn’t know if I could do it. The vision in my head of my successful yoga career, with all its big outdoor yoga classes, just wasn’t possible anymore. And I didn’t know for how long. I still don’t.
But I’ve come to a place now where I’ve reconnected with the deep reason for starting a yoga and wellness business all those years ago. I want to empower people. And I want to change the face of the yoga industry (and make personal and social change a pillar of my business even more than ever!).
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So, when I tell you that I dreaded logging in to my desk job… I really did. But there is always a way to take small baby steps in the direction of a life you love. Even in the face of so much struggle and hardship.
I’m on a mission to help you get your personal and professional life in harmony. That starts with making a plan.
If you’d like to chat with someone who’s been there, who can help you transition into something that actually lights you up, feel free to book a time in my calendar here. I’m taking on a few more 1-on-1 coaching spots throughout the fall, so reply to this email if you’re interested.
Your friend in this journey together,