Happy 1st day of November!.
In the States , its the month , they celebrate Thanksgiving. As a Brit it’s not a holiday we celebrate, but regardless of our nationality, just taking the time to note down the people, experiences and things in each of our lives we are thankful for , is something we can all do.
This is the month, I take a leap of faith and take Mis Fit full time!. I have just 6 days left at travel work. I am so so grateful to each and everyone of my Mis Fit family, past and present who have helped me build my little business up these past 8 years. Without you guys coming to classes, I wouldn’t have a business!. So I am incredibly grateful to each and everyone of you.
I am so grateful to my family and friends who support my dreams too and are there cheering me on always and believing in me. Who understand aswell that my working hours are different to most people who work a 9-5,so I can’t always be there for nights /days out.
I am incredibly grateful for my travel job, as I got to travel to some pretty amazing places – I even got to work in LA and Vegas looking after a tour group – lost a couple in the Airport on the first trip but I found them shortly afterwards so thankfully all was fine ha . They had sneaked off for a cigarette after the flight landed without telling me. I had everyone else on the bus ready to be dropped at their hotels and I had to go hunt Vegas airport for these two !. There was also the lady who came into the shop when I worked for Going Places ( showing my age here – who can remember going places travel agents lol) , she had a family holiday booked to Majorca, and she came in looking all flustered with her confirmation in hand and said she needed to cancel , as the confirmation stated there was sharks in high season and she was going in August. I was a bit perplexed , thinking – Sharks in Majorca? , and how on earth do Airtours know they are going to be there in the summer. I took the confirmation from her to read it and had to try so hard to keep a straight face – if you know me , you know how hard this was , but Airtours were actually referring to their kids club which was called Sharks and advising it only operated in high season 🤣. To be fair to her, the way it was worded was a little confusing. It did make me laugh though.
I am also grateful to my travel job as it provided for me financially, as I paid for my fitness courses and built my business up. It’s this part that is the scariest- leaving behind the safety net of that regular income. I also get health benefits, such as dental and my glasses – obviously I have made sure and bought my new glasses and had a dental check up before I Leave!. Going from getting that same amount in my bank account, on the same day every month , to now never knowing from week to week what I will make. You could have a full class booked in and then get a bunch of last minute cancellations , or we are also approaching the time of year , when the weather turns bad – we got our first snowfall last Saturday- 27th October!!!!. Which of course also effects classes . I just feel though as scary as that is, what is even scarier is being still Sat behind that travel desk in a year or twos time, still wondering if I could possibly make it work , teaching classes full time, doing a job I adore and am passionate about, rather than doing a job I endure to pay the bills. Life can be incredibly short and I would rather try and if it doesn’t work , at least I’ll know, rather than be too scared to try and always wonder what if.
As my leaving day approaches I am so excited , but after 24 years of working in the travel industry, some sadness too at the end of this chapter, plus I’m not going to lie – i’ll Definitely miss my travel,perks! . I’m also getting some lovely messages from my current colleagues all with lovely messages of support. I have made some lovely friends in my travel journey, including my best friend Stacy . We met on the bus as we used to get the same one to work – she was on a YTS for Lunn Poly and I was On one with Going Places. 24 years and much mischief and mayhem later, we are still best friends 💕.
I’m a Huge Believer in the universe and how it responds to the vibrations we send out, and if we are sending positive vibrations out and we have faith in ourselves and it’s for our own higher good, I believe the Universe will always lead us to exactly where we need to be in life.
If you haven’t read The Universe has your back by Gabrielle Bernstein, definitely check it out. I also love this quote below, so as I embark on this new journey , I am going to indeed embrace the uncertainty, enjoy the beauty of becoming and know that’s when nothing I say certain, anything is possible!.
Wishing all of you guys a magical November with lots of love and laughter and memories made with loved ones.