I looked out the window, feeling the sigh in my soul.
It was a Saturday morning, and a gorgeous spring day. It’s the smell of spring that I love and I feel drawn to be outdoors.
But this day I was chained to my desk, like a prisoner without hope.
Piles of marking lay before me, deadlines loomed, wasted days.
I felt the sigh in my soul again.
Do I really want to carry on teaching?
Is this really what my life has to be about?
One year later, I looked out the window, feeling the smile in my soul.
It was a Saturday morning and a gorgeous spring day.
It’s the smell of spring that I love and I feel drawn to be outdoors.
But this day I choose to be at my desk, my soul filled with the excitement of possibility.
Piles of books and assignments lay before me, deadlines loomed, contented days.
I was studying to become a Life Coach, and was working my notice period at school.
I felt the smile in my soul again.
I made a choice to end my teaching days, a choice more in line with my values.
How did I know it was the right thing?
My feelings of peace, fulfillment, excitement and motivation were the strongest indicators. I can feel it by the smile in my soul.
What are your feelings telling you? What choices can you make that move you toward fulfillment and authenticity?
You may need courage to make the right choice – but truly, it’s the only way to go!
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.jacquesdevilliers.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-Shot-2015-08-15-at-10.50.31-AM.png[/author_image] [author_info]Kirsten Long is Professional Life and Business Coach
Through her coaching practice, Kirsten helps people move forward in their lives. She has well over 1 300 hours of coaching experience for both private and business clients. She is a member of COMENSA. She is a trusted advisor in the Jacques de Villiers Group.[/author_info] [/author]