Sundays have become such a mixed bag of emotions for me. They are my favourite day because it is usually family day; hanging around the house, tidying up and getting ready for the upcoming week (yes cleaning and organizing makes me happy) and falling asleep feeling like I have accomplished something. However Sundays have also been a day of great stress for me because it means that tomorrow I have to return to a job I don’t want to be doing. Just one more day that I can’t be answering emails and working on stuff I’d rather be doing for ITM. Often instead of feeling relaxed I would be going to sleep with a great deal of anxiety.
Well today is Sunday and those feelings are beginning to change. Today is the last Sunday before I go to a job I don’t enjoy because I only have three days left working at my government job.
On Tuesday I had my final straw moment of tolerating something I don’t love in my life. Before I had even arrived at the office my back and my neck had tightened up so bad I had a pounding headache. When I got home that night my husband and I had a long talk and in the end the decision was that I can’t continue to do this to myself and it was time to make a major change. I agreed to sleep on the decision (believe it or not I was the one who wasn’t sure). I woke up as petrified as I was on Tuesday night but by the end of the day I had made my decision, it was time to start a new life.
So as of May 1st I will no longer feel anxiety about the end of a Sunday. Instead I will go to bed excited about getting to go to my showroom in the morning and work with my incredible team on projects that excite and challenge me.
Cheers to not only getting my Sundays back but also my evenings and weekends when I am not trying to jam in as much work as I can before Monday rolls around again.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.
Life for women is more than being a wife and a mom. I was not going to let life get in the way of my goal. Tomorrow at 8pm EST I will be talking about how setting lofty goals for myself along with managing being a wife and a mom sent me into a mental health breakdown. Join me on @emilyharrington.ca Instagram live. ... See MoreSee Less