Mid-life crisis

by Robin Wiggs
(Arvada, Colorado)

I always knew I was destined to do something other than an office job. Even as a young girl I would tell my Mom that 'I'll never work in an office, too confining for me'. But alas, that's right where I ended up, in a corporate office job, never intending to stay there very long. Then I got married, had a kid..and so on. 30 years later..........
About 2 years before my 50th birthday I decided I just couldn't do it anymore. It took me 2 years to plan. With a very early retirement, I worked my last day there and the next week I was in massage school. Although it took a big adjustment both financially and with time management, I have never looked back. While in massage school I was exposed to a spiritual aspect of massage I didn't expect. Yet it nurtured the spiritual part of me that had always been there but could find no place in my existing life. It is my life's calling. It's amazing how we are able to deny our real selves while we are living within a programed behavior that isn't our true selves. Having the courage, at that point in my life, to step out there in faith has been the best decision I have ever made. It has changed me as a person. No, it has allowed me to be who I really am....not who I thought I was supposed to be.

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