Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle
Like many of you out there in the blogosphere, I am a creature of habit. Every morning, I wake up at the same time, eat the same breakfast (which right now consists of 1/4cup quinoa, 1/2cup frozen blueberries, almond milk, chia seeds and cinnamon) and brush my teeth.
Next, I get on my computer, check email, read my daily RSS feed and get moving either to work, the gym or on my bicycle. Overall my daily routine is pretty vanilla in that I know what to expect as I begin my routine.
If I’m so darn comfortable, why change anything?
Change is scary, so we seek comfort in the familiar. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being satisfied with what you do and how you do it. Why shake things up when you are on a comfortable ride? The bottom line is change = growth.
Although I am content in my daily grind, I want more. I want to feel as though I am living up to my fullest potential (sounds like a song title) and continue moving forward. Above all, I don’t want to be stagnant.
Can I really have it all?
I am about to find out what I am really made of. Through the years I have continued to surprise myself with what I am capable of. Going back to school in my mid 30’s was terrifying! By completing an undergraduate college education, I added greatly to who I was.
With my family history (parents owned a gift shop where I worked until I was in my 20’s) working in retail leadership seems like a comfortable spot for me. The reality is that I am now switching that up too, as I am transferring to a store which is double the size, sales volume and responsibility.
I keep saying how I have fallen in love with social media and want to pursue a career that encompasses it somehow. Now, I am putting my money where my mouth is (not literally of course. Money is dirty.) and starting an internship for two incredible women (Alice Heiman and Joelle Jay) in Reno, Nevada.
Change = Scary = Exciting
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.Aristotle
I don’t know if I can do it all without blowing a gasket somehow. I believe the above quote from Aristotle sums it up perfectly. Greatness can be found in madness. I may be crazy trying to do it all, but I could be genius as well. Only time will tell.