“Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”
I recently came across this quote and it really struck a cord. Why? Because it’s how I tend to live my life. I would say that I’m a completely different person today than I was 3 years ago because I chose to chase the butterflies
3 years ago I was in corporate america working a 9-5 and getting a steady paycheck. That’s what you do after college right?
2 years ago I was on track to be a VP by 30
1 year ago I started an MBA program
8 moths ago I walked away from it all…..why? Because none of that gave me butterflies. While I enjoyed my job and I wasn’t unhappy, I wasn’t passionate. Enter CrossFit stage left. 3 years ago I started CrossFit, and over the years I have fallen in love with it. Every part of it; changing people’s lives, leading a healthy lifestyle, competing, the community, and on and on and on……. and 8 months ago I embraced the one thing that gives me butterflies….CrossFit.
At the time I wasn’t sure how I would make my living from CrossFit, I was just chasing the butterflies. And here I sit with my own CrossFit Gym (Coca CrossFit), competing at the elite level, and chasing the butterflies everyday. I had no clue where I would land, I just knew I had to jump. The craziest thing happened when I followed the butterflies…..I’m working harder than ever before, I’m truly passionate about what I’m doing and I’ve never felt more alive. Looking back, I couldn’t believe I was going to settle. Chasing the butterflies was the greatest decision I could have made.