The last couple of years have been difficult to say the least. My husband had almost passed away due to Influenza A and Septsis. During that same year, I had a series of mishaps where I almost started to believe that I was cursed somehow. I wasn’t cursed, but it just felt like it.
The next year, my only child, Emma was going off to college and my husband and I became empty nesters. I was in an extremely stressful job that I no longer enjoyed and couldn’t land another job even though I was interviewing like crazy. Things got so bad to the point that I just quit my job and had no other job to go to.
I’ve never quit a job without having another job first. Money no longer mattered and it was either quiting or I was going to have a mental break down. Quitting my job was the best thing I could have done. I had been running so hard for so many years that I had severely neglected myself.
Quitting my job gave me time to look within myself. I never had time to really sit and reflect because I was always on the go. I’m a big fan of Oprah and she’s always talking about living your best life. I wasn’t living my best life. I had gained so much weight that I was the heaviest I had ever been in my life. I didn’t take care of myself and constantly rescheduling appointments because work always took precedence over that.
So at the end of 2018, I decided to put a challenge to myself. I was going to go into 2019 by trying to be my best version of me. I was going to try to take care of myself and not let work take over me. I want to blog and share my journey and hope that readers can relate and understand the challenges women face in today’s world.