A Kairos Moment
a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action : the opportune and decisive moment
The beginning of this year was a difficult for me. I had some health issues, my career as an art teacher was suffocating me and my relationship came to an abrupt end. I felt my life spiralling and although none of these things were remotely positive (as the definition of a Kairos Moment could suggest), it was absolutely the right time for major change. I kept having dreams of the life I wanted to live, they were becoming more vivid; free from the stresses of school and free from feeling dissatisfied, unfulfilled. I realised I had to stop waiting for the right time to make a change and, (happily) the events of my life provided the perfect storm for significant change.
I started by rediscovering the activities that I enjoyed in my youth; skating and swimming - I feel so re-energised, reinvigorated and free when I skate and swim (obviously not at the same time! Ha!) - I found myself rediscovering joy; skating and laughing to myself, leaving the pool and feeling accomplished!
Moving on from the relationship and rediscovering my joy gave me the confidence to step out a bit further, I began to wonder; what other joy evoking things had I unknowingly abandoned? I had always wanted to be a full time creative and I had abandoned the idea of it in favour of 'a regular job' with a secure, predictable income.
So you can imagine what followed! I left my part-time art teacher to pursue my art full time! I handed in my notice and sense of freedom and re-invigoration continued. Yes, I am a little nervous, it would be silly for me not to be - but I can now look forward to creating meaningful work without distraction, and of course, sharing the journey with you!
Until next time x
Until next time x