When Frank Sinatra recorded the lyrics of “I did in my way” in 1968”, he would never know what a profound impact the title of this song would have on my life.
When asked the question over and over again “do I regret leaving the corporate world”, as frank as Frank would have said it…”regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do, and saw it through without exemption. “I did it my way”!
An easy decision not at all! A necessary decision, absolutely! Leaving a high paid, high stressed position was probably one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. I had 2 choices, live a life without purpose, or find the strength and courage to find it!
This courage happened at 40 when I took a leap of faith to fall in love with me again. I left the corporate world after 25 years and in 2002 over a 5 year period I gave myself the time “to find myself” and to find the meaning of my life.
Thirteen years have passed and guess what? At 53 years old I have yet to find myself. I realized that there is so much of me to find and I don’t want to stop looking! I’ve become a world traveler, a wife, a mother, a firewalking facilitator, motivational speaker and integrative nutritionist and a weight trainer. A faculty member at the Omega Institute and a leader in the LGBTQ community.
So I’ve been asked…are there regrets? No regrets, only rewards. Why….because “I DID IT MY WAY”!
What I’ve learned on this journey is that when you do finally find your purpose, it allows you to work on your life with less struggle and pain. Moving forward and walking through my shadows to see find my light has been my greatest accomplishment.
I faced it all and I stood tall…and in the end I did it my way!