The Intent is to Flow…

When we started this Sabbatical, we told ourselves to keep an open mind and flow with whatever the universe brought us๐Ÿ’ฎ.

So much of our lives were spent on a schedule – not only filled by our 9 to 5 careers – but also needing to constantly sync up our calendars ๐Ÿ“† to even make plans with friends.

Don’t get me wrong, I love having a plan!

Living in L.A., you always need to… at least around ๐Ÿš˜ traffic!ย  But I would find myself waking up in the wee hours of morning, always startled and asking:

What time is it? ๐Ÿคฏโฐ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, Michael would wake up and watch me… typing in my sleep… ๐Ÿ“‡ yeah…. ๐Ÿ˜ง

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The tipping point came when we were having dinner at our favorite Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ restaurant.ย  I couldn’t help myself from yawning, trying so hard to be engaged in meaningful conversation…ย  my mind drawing a blank when asked for an opinion. ๐Ÿ˜ด

I’d tell myself to breathe: in and out, in and out… instead, I proceeded to break down in tears… uncontrolled tears and raw emotion… to the point of full on sobbing.๐Ÿ˜“

“I’m exhausted!” I yelled out… while at the same time letting out the biggest sigh of my life…

Our Sabbatical plans were put into motion shortly after. ๐Ÿคญ

It’s not easy for someone that is Type A and slightly OCD to walk into her boss’ office and say: “I need to take a year off for myself, no real plans… just time for me“.

It’s actually nerve wracking!

More so, when you have a young, generous, incredibly driven and hard working human being as a boss! ๐Ÿ˜ถ

I will never forget his reaction… he smiled, being genuinely happy for me.ย  And then he frowned, telling me how much our team would miss me.ย ๐Ÿ˜“ He shared with me that he had recently met with his financial planner, that his life on paper was pretty close to perfect. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

He had done all the right things: married the love ๐Ÿ’— of his life, had 3 beautiful children, a dream home and a very successful career…

However… he knew and he wished that he could spend more time with them, take more trips with them and just enjoy the little moments…

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Fast forward a month and now we’re in the middle of packing, saying our goodbyes and tying up loose ends…ย  A glass of wine turns into a bottle ๐Ÿพ. Your mind plays that sort of slow montage in your head as you look around and wish you could freeze time… โ„๏ธ

Then someone says:ย  “Why don’t they make that for adults…” ๐Ÿค”

All of a sudden, your plans to leave the country and travel the world ๐ŸŒ need to be put on hold… because partnering up with two good friends and building a startup –ย may beย -what the universe had in store for you… ๐Ÿ•‰

#staytuned

From L.A., with Love โค๏ธ!

XX- ๐Ÿ’‹S

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