A year ago while still working at the hospital, I was talking to a friend about how much I enjoyed the nutrition and wellness coaching I was doing in my free time. I explained how I loved creating a holistic long-term nutrition and wellness plan for each client after examining their current diet, stress levels, and the mental obstacles they had. It was like putting together a complicated puzzle and making sure all the pieces fit together. It was meaningful and fulfilling work since I enjoyed seeing others become healthier and happier.
I stopped talking, my cheeks still flushed with excitement. My friend stared at me dumbfounded. "You need to go do THAT full-time," he said. "It's so clear. Your entire demeanor changes when you talk about that work. That's what really lights you up."
The more people I talk to, the more I am noticing this. When the topic shifts to something they truly love and passionately believe in, it transforms them. Their head nods with enthusiasm and their eyes dance and they are physically changed by the energy pulsing through their heart. All I can do is hope they follow their intuition, knowing that the path before them will be illuminated by the radiance in their eyes.