My turning point. Life is full of turning points. We just hope we make the right turn at the right time. Today I want to talk about a few of my turning points that bought me to where I am today.
Back in 2007 I made the decision to apply for assistant manager. When I made that decision I made a personal declaration that I wouldn’t allow the company (in a far, far away land) to cause me to have nervous breakdowns and what not. This is something that I had seen happen with my own eyes to others. I saw how it almost killed them. I didn’t want that to happen to me. I thought and prayed long and hard about it. I got accepted and was pretty excited. Still I was kinda scared of having that breakdown.
In 2013 in said company, I felt that was exactly what was happening. I couldn’t allow that to happen. Yet, I still almost allowed it to happen. A very crucial turning point happened here. I had to be taken to the emergency room one night. I was in the hospital for three long days. They ran every heart test, blood test, brain test it seems like possible. The only thing they saw wrong was my blood pressure. Nothing heart related, even thought originally all signs pointed to stroke or heart attack. Okay, before you say it, yes your blood pressure can lead to both, I know it. Still, they said it was only slightly elevated after a few hours in the ER. As I lay there watching Grey’s Anatomy, it wasn’t hard to come to the decision to leave said company. Once I made the decision it was as if all my vitals dropped back to normal.
That turning point was major. Or rather critical to where I am today. It allowed me to officially start my photography business. It also allowed me to meet some amazing business owners. This set me on a path that I’m still in love with. While I may not be operating full-time as an entrepreneur, this the best part-time jobs I’ve ever had.
I have had many turning points as I mentioned before. There were some that turned for the better and some for the worst. From what I believe, it’s all about what do at those turning points that make us who we are today. I think I have a few turning points left in me.
I’d love to hear about your turning point. If you haven’t made it to your turning point yet, then what do you think your turning point will be?