If you are following my facebook page, you might already know that I gave my notice at work a couple of days ago.
This is one of the bravest things I have ever done. Calling on my deepest courage to make the plunge and do something I’ve only dreamt about doing for years. I will no longer be working as a nurse. I will be releasing myself from a safe, secure profession and am going to run full force into the unknown and be an artist.
It has taken me a long time to come to this decision and find the perfect time to finally take the leap, and I have to say that there is no perfect time. I just know that the time is now. The anxiety I’ve been having is the struggle in my head that goes something like this: Should I do this? Do I know what I am doing? Will this work? Will we make it? Then, I take a look at my life, my supportive husband, all my dreams and the growing list of things I want to accomplish as an artist and I’m left with an incredibly strong urge and calling to do this. A feeling in my gut that has been screaming at me, “do this now, take the leap, it will be so worth it!” And when I get past all the logistics and worries, I feel like I’m floating on a happy cloud with a deep sense of gratitude and strong sense that this will work out, one way or another, because I don’t think I could possibly do nursing ever again. Because all I’ve ever wanted, since I was a small child, was to make art, inspire and teach what I know.
August 31st marks my last day at work and marks the beginning of my new journey. I just have to remember to breathe and enjoy the ride!