Have you ever woken up one day and suddenly hated your job or your career? What about your lifestyle, your relationship, or something else? I bet that the idea of starting over was terrifying, and many of us won’t even take a chance and make any changes because of fear.
Starting Over at 27
I didn’t take a quick or easy path in life. Instead of heading off to college, right after high school, I started working at a bookkeeping firm. I learned all I could and then, on my own, studied accounting. By the time I was 23, I was a corporate controller for a medium-sized technology company.
After I had my daughter at 27, I decided to return to school and get a degree in business/e-commerce. I was fascinated with technology and had already started developing custom software for local clients. Switching from accounting to technology was a giant leap, but what drove me was my passion and love of anything technical.
Starting Over at 31
After getting divorced, I wanted to move into my technology career full-time. I opened a small computer shop and started developing websites for people.
I became an expert at building and fixing computers. To this day, my friends and family rely on me to fix their tech gadgets. I kept the shop for a few years. By then, my passion was developing websites and custom applications, and I didn’t want to fix computers anymore. So, I closed the shop and rebranded my company, specializing in web development services. I was successful for fifteen years.
Starting Over at 46
After having major surgery, almost dying, and losing the love of my life, I woke up one day and realized I hated my job. Even though I worked for myself, it had become grueling and uninspiring. I wanted out. I hated everything about it: the hours, the complaining clients, and the urgency of everything, and I wanted a simpler life.
My greatest love has always been writing. But I was very insecure about it, so moving into a writing career after 15 years of technology was really scary for me. Not only that, but I thought I was too old to make a switch and be successful. I was wrong. I have had a ten-year, very successful career in writing since I sold my web business.
Starting Over Again at 56
Now, here I am, starting over again at 56. I have spent many years working on self-improvement and learning to be the best version of myself. I am happy with who I am and how far I have come from the insecure, trauma-riddled person I used to be, and I want to share my success with others.
To be of service, I have developed a coaching program to help others find their purpose in life and be the best versions of themselves in and out of a relationship. I specialize in helping people who are unhappy with their romantic partnerships or where they are in life. Those are two things I know a lot about from experience. I have developed essential skills to help people move from feeling dissatisfied, angry, resentful, and hopeless to complete fulfillment, joy, and peace. My program is about lasting change, not a quick fix.
Starting Over is Always Scary
It doesn’t matter what age you are when you start something new; it will always be scary. Every time I start over, I feel fear. You must feel the fear and do it anyway. Walk right through it and keep taking one tiny step at a time until you reach your goals. I know how hard it is. I felt scared when I started coaching people, but then I remembered I had been here before doing something new, and it always worked out fine.
Don’t let fear stop you. If you are unhappy with any part of your life, make a change now. Life is too short to stay stuck in the wrong job, relationship, or situation. If you need help taking those next steps, please get in touch with me; I would love to share with you what I have learned about moving forward through fear and making life changes.
Remember, it’s never too late, and you are never too old to start over with something new.