CEO’s Note: I don’t Quit. I Retire.

 

I’m retired from a lot of things:

  • Horse Training
  • Barrel Racing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Banking
  • Intramural Dodgeball Captaining
  • Triathlons
  • Watching Scary and Violent Movies
  • Eating fast food
  • Drinking light beer
  • Many MANY Unhealthy Relationships.

Yep, that’s right.

Retired.

Sure…you might say I’ve quit all the above.

But you’d be mistaken.

Why?

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.

BUT

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.


So.

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 –
Jeri
CEO