When I feel like giving up, I remind myself who this is for.
It is for the little girl I once was.
The one that sat beneath the stars, dreaming of who she could be.
For the old woman I’ll be someday, proud of who I fought to become.
And every version of me that exists in between.
It’s for my daughters,
And my daughter’s daughters.
And every other girl with stars in their eyes and dreams in their hearts.
For every woman who yearns for more.
For me, for her, for all of us.
I need to show it can be done.
And pave the way for those that come behind me.
I quit my job and started my own business in the middle of a global pandemic. You might think I’ve lost my mind. And you may be right, it’s too early to tell. But I do know this — it feels so damn good!
It’s a little scary but extremely exhilarating. Truthfully, I feel more alive than I have in a long time. I’ve been set free!
I had been unhappy at my job for years. I was bored and unchallenged. The atmosphere of my office was sucking the life out of my soul. The idea of spending another 30 years there was suffocating.
I knew I wanted to pursue my passion, but I wasn’t sure how to start. Luckily, my first copywriting client found me. She connected with one of my pieces and requested I write one for her business. She loved it and wanted more.
I decided to take a leap! I made a plan and set a timeline. If I wasn’t able to make an income within 3 months, I’d have to look for another job — and I really didn’t want to do that.
At first, I felt like I jumped out of a plane and was trying to build a parachute on the way down. Thankfully, I’ve landed a couple more clients. One for a pretty big project that should keep me busy for a few months.
I believe in myself, and I trust the process. I’ve never been more certain that if you’re brave enough to take a step — the path will appear. I’m learning to tune into my inner voice more, aware that my passion is connected to my purpose.
Life is too short to tiptoe our way through — hoping to make it safely to death. It is meant to be lived fully and enjoyed! Sometimes you have to take risks and bet on yourself. If not now, when? There is never a perfect time.
All we are guaranteed is this moment. Why not take a swing? Even if you miss, you won’t have to live with the regret of never trying.
P.S. If you’re intrigued by what I’m doing and want to learn more, please check out my website @natashalink.com.