Last winter, I decided to change my life. I decided to make myself and my world something I could be extremely proud of. Something I could be happy with. Something that, when someone says to me, “you have such a great life, Katy” I can say, “yes, yes I do”.
So, Michael and I split up. I moved out. We sorted out custody, and I found a full time job that I thought would be a great fit, but soon realized, just wasn’t. I also realized, through all of this, that it wasn’t enough to just make the break. It wasn’t enough to just be on my own, bringing in a paycheck. So I started brainstorming. And networking. And running numbers. And staying connected to all that matters most to me: childbirth and early parenting, fitness, health and well-being. I decided that I needed to be working with my passions, that that was the only way I was going to be fulfilled, to live the authentic life I am aiming for. I put it out there to the universe – I asked for help (I’m not one keen on asking for help).
I went to the Fit4Mom Body Back Enhanced training on October 17th and decided that day that I had to get back to it. I wasn’t sure how, but I knew. I knew in that room full of other women whose lives had been touched by Fit4Mom that I had to become a bigger part of it. I sat next to my best friend, wearing shirts that said “she’s my unbiological sister –>” and we looked at Lisa and Farel and thought, “I can’t let this go to waste. I have something good to give people, and I’m wasting it away right now.”
The next Friday was my 35th birthday. I spent the weekend with one of my favorite people. Several of my favorite people, even though I’d only met 4 of them in person just that weekend. It again affirmed my desire to find a way to “do me”. Again, I wasn’t quite sure how…
And then the ball started rolling…a tiny snowball at first, gathering speed and strength as the week after my birthday rolled on: I was offered a part time job with benefits in Bothell (at Vertafore). I accepted. I was offered a freelance marketing position with Wrapsody. I accepted. I was offered the opportunity to take over Body Back for the SE King County Fit4Mom franchise alongside my unbiological sister. We accepted. I was able to take on more hours teaching childbirth and early parenting at Evergreen. I jumped at it. For now, at least, I will continue to teach truBarre at The Union Method. I will be able to spend every Monday and Tuesday afternoon and every other Friday afternoon with my girls.
Yes, for those of you counting, and if you count the kids, that’s 6 jobs. Some weeks it’ll be a lot. Some weeks, it won’t. But when it’s what you’re passionate about, it’s not a problem to spend hours upon hours doing it.
I think I finally found my “unrelenting passion“.
And I couldn’t be happier.