Life Journeys – Following Your True Calling

Is following your true calling an unrealistic fantasy?

Months ago, I was talking to one of my best friends about the journeys of life, and she told me that following your dreams in life is a luxury. At the time, I was taken aback at that kind of mentality, but I was also at a different space in life. I was financially stable AND taught two classes of yoga per week. I thought I was doing exactly what I was called to do. But I was lying to myself. My goal in life is to reach and help as many people as possible with my knowledge of yoga and meditation, and staying in one location was not going to make that a reality.

Since then, I had an abrupt break from the financially comfortable situation I was in, and I was given the choice between following my true calling {and financially suffering} or choosing a desk job that would offer me financial stability. I was feeling defeated – as if I had failed everything I had set out to accomplish. I was no longer “successful” AND following my dreams. It was as if I was waiting for all those people who told me teaching yoga wasn’t a “real job” to come out from the shadows and scream “I TOLD YOU SO!” Thankfully, they never did.

It wasn’t until I had a lunch date with one of my loyal students and dear friend, Marisa {AKA photographer extraordinaire}, that I understood how ridiculous I was being in thinking it would be best to step away from teaching. I realized how much of an impact I can have on the world, one person at a time. This career change needed to happen so I can become a student again and learn all the possible knowledge to better serve my students. The change was necessary for me to make connections all around Houston to reach as many students as possible. Ultimately, this change gave me the opportunity to grow in ways I never would have on my own.

I’m not going to lie to you and say it has been easy. In reality, I don’t think I would have survived the hardships of this new life journey if it weren’t for the amazingly supportive people I have surrounded myself with. There have been times where I lost what I thought to be true friends, and times when I had no idea how I was going to pay bills. There was even a hurricane thrown in the mix to flood me inside my apartment with my sweet Delio for 5 days. Through all the difficulty, the most valuable people in my life rose up to support me, and they continue to do so.

As of this moment, I have picked up classes all around the Houston area, and have made so many connections with SO many amazing souls. I feel like I can finally breathe. My head is above water, and I am sincerely doing what I feel is my purpose in life. Even if this means I will have to work harder than ever before, I have no option but to succeed.

So ultimately, following your dream can seem like an unrealistic fantasy, or maybe even a luxury that is unattainable, but I encourage you to think big, dream big, manifest big, do big, and win big. It may be rough, but if it is worth it to you, then you will make it work because you deserve it. There is no option but to succeed. ❤

 

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One Reply to “Life Journeys – Following Your True Calling”

  1. I am proud of you. You deserve the best and you absolutely have the heart to help others on their individual journeys. Stay with what makes you happy. I love you and always will.
    Your Pawpaw

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