I’m guilty of holding on to emails. In every other aspect of my life, I don’t like clutter. For some reason, I have a hard time deleting emails. This weekend I was forcing myself to go through and clean out a bit. Nobody needs 3000 (yeap – I’m not exaggerating!) emails in their email box. While cleaning out my stash, I came across many things that should have been deleted immediately – 30% off at the GAP! But I also found exchanges with friends and rereading those was a walk down memory lane.
I found one particular email to one of my best girlfriends. We were planning a trip together to Tahoe and I was in the midst of my Pilates training. It was winter in early 2009. Here’s an excerpt
I know I’ve said this before…but it’s worth saying again….I am so glad beyond my expectations that I decided to sign up for this Pilates program! Now if I could figure out a way to make this a profitable career change!
Who knew – fast forward four plus years later and that’s exactly what I’d be doing! It took me two and half years to make the switch to Pilates as my primary career. When I signed up for my Pilates training, I knew it was something I was very interested in – passionate about – but I also had no idea that I could actually make a living doing Pilates. I leapt anyway. If nothing else – I’d enjoy the experience.
It just goes to show – sometimes we need to follow the dream, make the leap even if the future is uncertain. If we pursue our passions – we can’t help but enjoy the experience. Worst case scenario – we have a great memory of a good time and that’s all it is. If I had never become a full time Pilates instructor – I still would have loved every minute of my training and been a better person for it
What are your passions? Have you thought about cooking lessons, decorating, or some other interest? What do you have to lose for learning a little more and feeding your passion?