Nearly two and a half years ago, I made a big, sparkly announcement that changed my life.
Going into business with Jill has been one of the most incredible adventures I’ve ever experienced. The successes we’ve had with POP! Social Media and DreamChamps are my proudest professional moments. But more impressive, I think, is the fact that our partnership – and beyond that, our friendship – is stronger than ever.
Yesterday I made my big, sparkly announcement…part two. I won’t repeat the entire post here (though I’d love for you to read it on Pursuing Our Passion), but the bottom line is that I have made one of the hardest decisions of my life.
I am heading down a new path. One that feels right, even if it is bittersweet. I am pursuing a dream that you are all very familiar with. In short, I am stepping full force into my new role as “writer.”
It’s an ambiguous title in some ways – but it also encompasses everything I want most.
While I am still a firm believer and supporter in our business missions, I also recognize that it’s time for me to move on. Being my own boss has allowed me the great fortune of being able to explore this writing passion of mine in ways that I may never have had the courage to do otherwise. With Jill’s support, as well as that of family and friends, I am further pursuing my writing dream.
Two and a half years ago, I took a leap that felt absolutely terrifying. My stomach churned, my heart pounded and I had more gray hairs appear than I’d care to admit.
These signs were how I knew I was on the right track.
I truly appreciate the support you’ve shown for my writing on Eating Bender, and look forward to sharing more about this terrifyingly exciting new stage of my professional life.