Natalie with the dogs

I’m feeling so grateful!

It’s been 3 years since I left my corporate job, as LinkedIn reminded me last week! When I think about my days in a corporation, I have great memories. I worked with intelligent, amazing people who I am thankful to have met and had the honor to work with and learn from. But honestly I felt like a little piece of me died every time I walked into that cubicle. (Maybe a little dramatic?!) I had such a hard time fitting myself into that mold.

Now I do what I love…I get to help people, I get to talk about healthy living all day, I get to push myself to walk my talk, I get to put my kids on the bus in the morning and watch them run from the bus to the front door eager to tell me about their days every afternoon.

Yes, I work harder than I ever did. Yes I work after my kids go to bed. Yes I get frustrated and confused and think about throwing in the towel and going back to a ‘safer’ career where I can have a stable paycheck and check out at 5pm. I am learning how to be an entrepreneur when all I really wanted to do was coach women like myself, share my experiences, and share products I love.

But I’m doing it, and I am forever grateful for the leap I took. No matter what the future holds, I know I made a great decision. Living authentically has become my mantra. When I see others who dream for something more, something different, everything in me screams do it! You have no idea how fulfilled you’ll be! And if you make a ‘mistake’, it’s all a part of life’s beautiful journey.

When I set out to become a coach, who knew that 3 years later I would not only be coaching actual real life people (I thank my lucky stars for my awesome clients!), but that I’d have transformed my life with essential oils? Two years ago I thought essential oils were basically perfumes or air fresheners. Who knew that some of my dearest friends would be women I barely knew (or didn’t know at all) 3 short years ago?

It’s a good place to be, in this grateful space. Every single night I write in my gratitude journal. 3 things every night. Honestly sometimes all I can think of is that I have a warm bed because the day was such a challenge. But the practice has changed me and helped me to see that, no matter how hard I think things are, I am crazy blessed, and I will never stop being grateful for my life’s journey.

One piece of advice? Start a gratitude journal. Make it habit to reflect on your blessings. Every. Single. Day.

If you want to talk with me about my experience, my career, and how I made the leap, I would love to have a virtual cup of tea with you! Reach out and we’ll schedule it.