It’s coming up on a year since I decided to put my life onto a different path, and I am both exactly where I planned to be and nowhere near where I thought I’d be.
I’ve gained experience, good and bad. I’ve learned about the industry and continue to believe passionately in cannabis’ ability to help make the world a better place. I’ve made good contacts and great friends. I’ve picked up clients and projects, even if I’m essentially a paid intern. And I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone, finding more strength than I knew I had (and strength has always, well, been one of my core strengths…so that’s saying a lot.)
For the first time in my life, I’m taking the time to figure out what I really want to do with my life, professionally and personally. Until now, I followed whatever path unfolded in front of me. And while I’m still doing that, I’m also getting clear on what paths I don’t want to take. I’ve invested too much in myself and this experience to not get clear on what’s in my heart, and what will make me happiest.
It took nearly a year, but I am finally finding that clarity. I may not know how it will translate into a career path with some degree of financial stability, but I have faith that will come. I’m finding my path, even if I don’t know exactly where it’s taking me. I’m finding my voice, finally. And I’m finding balance and a sense of happiness that I’m not sure I’ve ever had.
I’m not where I thought I’d be, but I’m exactly where I should be.
It’s truly a gift, and I’m so grateful for it. And I cannot wait to see what the next chapter in this grand adventure holds in store. Stay tuned!