Why would I reach my mid forties and contemplate giving up a highly successful, highly paid professional position in a world famous organization [and an office with harbour views]?
Because I don't LOVE it. I want to do what I love - and why the hell not?
I have taken almost 5 years to completely change my life through the transformation of my body. But I am feeling like staying fit and lean is no longer the primary focus of my life. I have learned enough for most of this stuff to have become second nature.
So where do I direct my energy now? What is my goal and my passion? Why do I get out of bed in the morning?
I have thought about this long and hard, and I have concluded that I want to be able to create something that will enrich other peoples lives. I want to teach, entertain, and inspire you. I would like to make my mark on the world.
So I have decided that on 1 January 2010, exactly 5 years after I started this weight loss journey, that I will leave my job and support myself through blogging, coaching and writing. It is completely scaring me to death but in my usual fashion, I have a plan.
In the next six months I will start putting into place the habits and discipline that will give me the very best start to my new career as an author . There is money to be saved, articles to be written and work to be done.
If any of you have had experience in supporting yourself through paid blog posts or online magazine submissions I would love your help and advice.
I am thinking of starting another blog to document this new journey, but I kind of don't want to separate my life into two halves and feel torn down the middle. After all, if it wasn't for this weight loss thing, this blog and you guys, I never would have the courage to do this.
What do you think? Am I completely crazy? Am I deluded? Will you soon see me at a homeless shelter near you?