Over the weekend I met a couple of remarkable women at two different Jazz Festival booths.
Stacy is the owner of a kickboxing academy. She didn’t start out with that dream. Instead she was a human resource officer for a large hotel, making a lot of money, but very unhappy. She took up kickboxing as a recreational sport and loved what it did for her body and soul. Eventually she left her job and taught kickboxing but had to scrape enough money to live for about a year until the business took off. She glowed as she talked about it. It’s given her confidence and joy not just to do it for herself, but also to share kickboxing with others. “And my body continues to change,” she said in wonder.
Roxane is the author of Living My Joy. A successful anchorwoman, her world fell apart after a divorce and leaving her job. What got her through was positivity and an absolute commitment to maintaining/creating a good relationship with her husband for the sake of raising her son in a healthy way.
Both women glow when they talk-because they had the courage to go against the grain and do something that didn’t necessarily make ‘head-sense’ but absolutely made ‘heart-sense’.
It’s a scary leap to make the big changes in life. But the rewards are priceless-peace of mind, an inner enthusiasm for life, and a sense that you honored who you truly are deep down.
One of my favorite Jung quotes is: “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
May we pursue our paths, committing to be who we truly are,
P.S. Here’s Stacy’s kickboxing website: http://www.ilovekickboxing.com/studio/index.php?id=171
And here’s Roxane’s site: