Yesterday was my first day not working full-time as a Marketing Manager. Yesterday, I started contracting for 10 hours a week. Yesterday, I started a new chapter of my life. Yesterday was liberating. I got things done. I crossed items off a two-page long to-do list that have been sitting there for ages. I worked out. I sat in a chairlift outside Lulu Lemon and read my contracting agreement. The parking garage attendant was actually friendly. I worked from Panera. I didn't eat breakfast and lunch in front of my computer. It was sunny. I did work I enjoyed doing. I wasn't stressed. I read Men's Health before bed. I went to bed at 9pm. I slept like a rock.
Today was no different.
I went to the gym at 5am. I went to the grocery store at 6am. The cashier was in her 80's and couldn't have been more friendly. I sat down to enjoy breakfast again. I took a shower that was longer than 5 minutes. I scheduled out my day. I wrote an email campaign. I video chatted with my co-founder. I wrote this blog post. I scheduled three fun things for this week and next. I read an email about blueberries. I'm actually calling a customer today.
I'm excited. I'm scared. I'm nervous. I'm thankful. Here's to the next chapter of my life. It's not work. It's life.