Maybe you can relate… My parents always told me I could be ANYTHING I wanted (so long as it was a doctor, lawyer, professor or engineer. 😊) Being a “good girl”, I dutifully graduated from an Ivy League law school. But as a lawyer, the slow itch of dissatisfaction started creeping up. Truth be told? Before long, I was full-out miserable. But I did what I thought was “right” until one Tuesday morning, in seemingly “perfect” health - it happened: The crippling pain. The frantic drive to the hospital. The panic about what was wrong with me. And then? A 9-day stay in the hospital and 30 days at home to recover from an emergency appendix rupture. 🤒 But here’s the truly tragic part- after I realized I wasn’t dying? Relief. Relief at not having to go back to the office to attend to my mundane and miserable career as a lawyer. And then it struck me- who would rather be holed up in a hospital than living life? Had I really become so anesthetized to life that I had lost nearly ALL the pleasure in it? And, why did I stay?! Why do SO many women stay in lives that are comfortably numb?
I think the answer is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of not believing they can live a life of their dreams. I’m here to tell you that you can. As many of you know, I left my lawyer job and never looked back. I started investing in real estate and in my first year I had syndicated a mobile home park, passively invested in 2 multi-family deals, and got 2 multi-family deals of our own. I had over 1,000 units in one year and I was making MORE money than my fancy lawyer job AND I was so much happier!!!
So doing everything “right” does not equal happiness- living financially free, following your heart, and living the life of your dreams DOES!