Gahhhhh – I am so freaking excited! and nervous and afraid and anxious and scared and terrified >> BUT MOSTLY EXCITED!
This isn’t new news. If you know me, or follow me on social, or have read about my personal journey on my website, you know how I jumped ship on my career last spring. I had saved up enough to finally take the leap April 26, 2019 – with a 1 year non-compete.
Looking back, that was the longest and hardest year that I can remember for a while. The anticipation and knowing that I was locked in and literally couldn’t do anything to move the needle was excruciating and I very nearly threw in the towel in defeat more than once.
It was also the best year I can remember in a long time. I was helping my dad for the summer pour concrete and do odd job. We spent nearly every day, all day just working and talking and hanging out and just being. I had worked for him a couple summers while I was in college and, to be honest, it was kind of like riding a bike to get back in the groove of setting up forms and dragging mud. I can honestly look back at the times and memories made and even if this new business of mine is a fail, the year I needed to burn is 100% worth it to have the time and experiences working with him again.
I was also able to spend time at the lake, on the pontoon, motorcycle date nights, reading books – oh so many books, learning, growing and just living! I spent a lot of time strategizing and thinking and it was so easy to sideline progress because, hey, I can’t act on it until next year anyway…. Well, guess what…… shits getting real // it’s make it or break it time.
The light is at the end of the tunnel and I now officially have 1 month to go. It was easy to spend last year and this winter on the down low… keep putting things off and having the excuse that I can’t do anything until May as a reason to not move forward with anything. It was very much a security blanket that I bundled up in and spent too much time being comfortable.
Well, the time has come that I need to get my butt in gear! I do my best work under pressure – and unfortunately for me and everyone around me – I know this to be true. So, while I have a couple larger projects on my plate that are also a priority and will be done and finished this next month, I also am going to kick it in high gear to make sure that officially launch my business on May 1.
Wish me luck!