One Year In


IMG_6933

I’m one year in with my airline, and I cannot believe it! To add a cheesy pun, it has literally flown by. From all over the USA to many parts of Europe, this year has changed me in unexpected ways. It has calmed me down and quenched an undeniable thirst for exploration. But most importantly, it has left me in awe of the world I’m currently inhabiting with an immense amount of gratitude for what I have now.

IMG_6932

Before this job, I was a struggling entrepreneur and social media marketer bouncing from agency to startup to a well-known corporation. Despite my academic achievements and two degrees, I couldn’t find a place to settle into that fueled me rather than drained me. I wasn’t making enough money in my health coaching business to sustain the life I wanted to live as I helped others (and now I can-YAY). I felt I was under a microscope in an open concept office or trapped in a cubicle in a more traditional office. Neither setting provided me with an environment to thrive in. I worked simply to earn enough income to save for my vacations. In the middle of it all, my health crashed due to anxiety and stress. My marriage, which is one of the most important things to me, started to change because I wasn’t “myself” anymore and neither was my husband.

IMG_6911

When asking for signs, you must be prepared to act on them. I remember clearly a day when I was outside crying because I felt like a failure and an airplane roared by. In true Eat, Pray, Love fashion, I took it to heart. A few months later and I was on my way to Atlanta to train with Delta. And while this year has introduced me to some of the most incredible people, exposed me to places I never dreamed I’d see in real life, and given me the ability to take my family with me– it’s also inspired me to finally settle down somewhere and begin a new chapter at “home” wherever that may be. I’m currently exploring the world with “home” in mind. Until then, happy adventuring!

What are you most grateful for in your current environment? Take a few moments today to close your eyes, breathe deep, and honor the good things around you.

Love & Light,

Carissa

 

 

Advertisements

2 Comments Add yours

  1. karen says:

    absolutely loved reading this !

    Like

Tell me your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s