There comes a moment in everyone’s life when they wonder; is this as good as it gets? I’ve been having these thoughts often and have always resigned myself to the fact that this is how life is and as good as it gets… adequate.
I guess that we’ve seen it for years, people go to school so that they can get a good job – they then work themselves to death (quite literally) so that they can buy a car to idle in for hours, to afford a house that stands empty most of the time and bring in money that someone else benefits from.
I just wasn’t having it anymore!
I started my Pure Romance journey in August of 2011 and after 2 rocky months I found my feet and started to see how the other half live first hand, but I was still too stuck in the herd to give up my safety net of a job I didn’t particularly enjoy. I mean, lets face it – if you’re supposed to enjoy it, it wouldn’t be called “work” right? But then why waste your life doing something that you don’t enjoy just because society dictates that you do? Now being the couch protester that I am, I decided that enough is enough and started to change that mindset for myself; I was tired of being tired after a day at work. Being snappy with my son and stressed out with my boyfriend, living a constant stream of misery that I was inflicting on myself.
After sitting back and thinking of all the things I had missed out on through Riley’s 6 years of being on this earth because I had a job to go to started making me sad. I realize that this isn’t the 50′s and that a woman needs to work to maintain the ever-increasing cost of living but why couldn’t I have it all? Why couldn’t I do a job that I love from the comfort of my home and be able to spend time helping my son with his homework in the afternoon? Why couldn’t I go and watch his soccer practices or cricket matches? Why did I have to struggle through life all for the sake of a pay Cheque?
It was all of these reasons and so many more that inspired me to take the plunge and quit my stable, very safe job in the insurance industry to go out on my own. I naturally have the nay-sayers with their what ifs and it wont work, but they actually inspire me to put even more into this to prove to them all that it can be done. That you don’t have to stay in line with fellow sheep for the sake of security.
Take a minute to think about it; how do you think the company you work for got started? Only teenagers can fall out of heaven fully developed, and (hopefully) by now we know that this doesn’t actually happen, not with teenagers and not with businesses. Google started in a garage and Pure Romance started in a basement 20 years ago.
I have never been more confident in my own ability and never been more passionate about a job than I have been since being introduced to this exceptional company. My aim is to rise above all the negative commentary and show everyone that it can be done and for the record I don’t have a plan B because this is it…