#6 I DIDN’T ALWAYS LOVE MY JOB…
It took me a long time to be happy with where I was in life. Now when I say a long time…. I mean 25 years or more of acceptance.
I wanted to dance into the horizon, star-struck forever & thought that my life would be all about dance & dance performance. Things turned out differently.. That dream was not to be part of my bigger picture & I was disappointed.
I had sustained an injury that was really taking its time to heal. I could not get back into the dance arena & was getting older by the moment. Dance is short lived & if you miss the boat so to speak, then your all washed up on the shoreline! I needed to work to support myself & dance was no longer an option. My dream of dancing away into the sunset was a blur.
When I went into my training for being a Pilates Instructor, I felt sad & resentful. It was my second choice to teach Pilates but I knew I could do this job as I was a natural born teacher.
Accepting that kind of change can be hard. I even hated the change but the change was a necessary. If there is one certainty in life, it’s that there will always be change. I had to get ‘jiggy with it’. I needed to pull myself out of my shit headspace. Life demanded it. And I’m glad that I stuck with pushing through with the necessary change, cos not only did life get better, I also began to love my job.
I now have a life by design. I created my job & I love it. I love the interaction with my clients & I am open to the treasures they also bring to my life. I choose to be involved with helping people to help themselves every day and in doing that I continue to help myself. It is a win win situation that I could have never imagined. And I can only do that because I dug in deep to help myself when It was required.
I have been teaching Pilates for over 25 years & now is the time when I am enjoying it the most. The reward of the hard work is here! Yah!!
I am certain that I will continue to love my job for many more years to come. I still create movement every day for myself & many others. This is rewarding for the artist in me. My studio is a safe place for movement to be explored, modified & adapted until it feels good.
What does your body need?