First of all. I’m sorry, I didn’t write, I didn’t call… I was happily posting along a few times a week and then all of a sudden nothing. It’s been since February or March since I was able to keep up with all of you. That stinks.
So for those of you who were wondering, no I did not have a human baby. Although I did bring something new into the world. But we will get to that later.
First I think I got some splainin’ to do. Ok, So I started this here blog two years ago when my now three year olds were just barely one. We had also just moved into our house which needed some serious decorating love. All of that rolled quiet nicely into a furniture/ lifestyle blog! And I L.O.V.E.D it. Still do. It gave this cooped up stay-at-home mom of three a creative outlet, friends, and the ability to share my painting techniques with people who REALLY CARED! Try talking about your antiquing glaze techniques with a bunch of non-bloggers. Yikes! The blank stares….
Anyway around the holidays this year for some reason a little voice in my head kept nagging at me like a fly and it just wouldn’t go away. “Sarah, the kids are getting older, starting school soon, you need to decide if “stay at home” mom is really your calling.” It would switch a bit with “IT’S NOW OR NEVER, GIRL!” So annoying, truly I was perfectly happy just doing my thing. But then I also realized that yes, I am now closer to 40 then 30…. We are probably NOT going to be having any more kids, and oh, yeah, as much as I would like to pretend that I didn’t, I actually had a pretty sweet career before the kids came along. For those of you who don’t know, I was a Nurse and then a Nurse Practitioner.
I had a full patient load, ran a medical clinic, worked at big universities. Kind of crazy when I think about it . Seems like another lifetime ago.
So I sat down and wrote down everything I liked about my career as a Nurse Practitioner and everything I didn’t.
What I didn’t love as an NP. It was so frustrating, never enough time to spend with my patients, the hours weren’t awesome, It was exhausting, and it was very limiting having to deal with insurance companies, work place politics, the commute.
But what I loved: Helping women solve real problems in their lives, helping women and their families get healthy, helping women make big life changing decisions about relationships, work, lifestyle. I absolutely L.O.V.E.D. it. Women are really special creatures. 95% of the time they would come to my clinic with some kind of medical ailment, say acne that was bothering them. I would be given a 15 minute window to speak with this women and solve her acne problem. However, many times after only a few questions about her medical history something would come up that was NOT about acne. It was a life issue that was the real problem. It was in these discussions that I really found my sweet spot.
The woman I am thinking about came to me for some very mild acne. After a quick chat, gotta keep it under 15 minutes. I’m thinking I’ll write her a prescription for some face wash and cream. Nope, by the end of that appointment she had decided that she was going to break up with her boyfriend of 5 years because he wasn’t what she deserved. She even came back a few times just to tell me what a great decision that had been for her. There were hundreds, maybe thousands of conversations like this. And that is what made my heart sing. I have helped women lose a substantial amount of weight with very simple tips. Get their lives focused on themselves in order to get their health under control, and so much more. I Love, love, love this stuff.
Unfortunately in a medical practice that doesn’t pay the bills. So, after several months of trying to find a job that would allow me to do what I was great at and what I loved, I realized it didn’t exist. Awesome. Now what? Well if you know me, my motto is “GO BIG OR GO HOME!” so…. I took a risk, hired a business coach, and took the plunge.
Yep, I am “IN IT TO WIN IT, BABY!” I am beyond exited, I have created my dream job and I did it all by myself. It’s flexible, It’s MINE, It’s rewarding, and so much fun.
So without further ado…. I would love it if you would come on over and take a look around.
You guys are my first official open house!
And to introduce my business to everyone I am hosting a free class, so if this is of any interest to you, I would love it if you came. Since, I can’t actually welcome you with a hug in my office and tell you in person (which is what I would really like to do.)
So there you have it, I will still post here every now and then but if you want to hang out every week, I will be at www.sarahfinks.com. I post once or twice a week about how to juggle everything, with style, of course. Take a little tour, and make sure you are signed up for my newsletter, it goes out once a week with my blog posts, and any other event I have planned. Also, would love to see you on facebook as well !
It has been too, long and I have missed you guys!!