I’m retired from a lot of things:
- Horse Training
- Barrel Racing
- Massage Therapy
- Intramural Dodgeball Captaining
- Watching Scary and Violent Movies
- Eating fast food
- Drinking light beer
- Many MANY Unhealthy Relationships.
Yep, that’s right.
Sure…you might say I’ve quit all the above.
But you’d be mistaken.
Because retiring is better than quitting.
When I quit, I feel like a failure.
When I quit, someone gives me a guilt trip. Or I expect them to…so I get all defensive before they even open their mouth.
When I quit, it feels like I’m letting other people down.
When I retire, I open my calendar.
When I retire, I make room for new adventures.
When I retire, I feel better about my choices.
When I retire, I have more time to MAKE choices.
When I retire, I get super creative and do crazy sh*t (like move to Boise and open a sugaring studio).
See what I mean?
Quitting makes me feel bad about myself. Retiring gets me excited for the next chapter.
Over the years, I’ve learned: anytime I’m feeling overextended and stressed, burned out and unhealthy…it’s time to retire from something.
I’m excited to announce:
I’ve officially retired from sugaring Legs and Arms.
I’m also actively planning my retirement from all sugaring services.
It’ll take several months to fully retire from the treatment room, but I feel it’s appropriate to let you know where my head is. Retiring from Legs and Arms is the first step in a broad master plan.
What about you?
What are you retired from? I’d love to hear all about your experience.
And If you haven’t tried retiring yet, I strongly encourage it. I think you’ll be surprised at how liberating it feels!
Talk to you soon –