As I look at the many great things that are happening in my life it all has to do with finally letting go of what is not working for me, with the faith that God has a much better plan.
I was in the same relationship for over 27 years, the last 10 were not good years, yet I hung on to what was not working for me as I was full of fear to be alone or that someone would not love me like that again. I was so focused on my husband and my family that I never got a chance to find out who I was.
The relationship that I got once I let that one go is an amazing one with myself and my God. I had no idea of who I was, what I wanted, what I loved to do, never mind an actual defined major purpose for my life on this planet. This past 10 years has been a journey of self discovery.
I was at the same good job for over 20 years, good benefits, pension, first 10 years I loved it. We became TELUS, the future was not friendly and they started downsizing, outsourcing, early retirement, the writing was on the wall. I started looking elsewhere and became open to business. Now I am building a business in the most profitable industry in the world with an amazing company who serves people in such a significant way and has the most 6 and 7 figure earners of any other company. How amazing is that? I am building my own company within a company and do not work a job anymore. Once I was able to let go, God has a plan.
I lived at my previous house in Burnaby for over 10 years and paid the entire rent for a 5 bedroom house and rented out the basement. It was $1685 a month, and I rented the basement for $900 so it cost me under $700 per month for the top floor of the house which has 3 bedrooms and a full garage. Awesome. Except the landlords did not treat me well, the floors were coming up, the cupboards were falling off and if I mentioned it to the landlord, he would say if you do not like it move. It was suggested by many people to move. Where was my question? I was already struggling to pay the rent and the cost was going through the roof in Vancouver BC. The decision was made by the landlords who decided to move in and gave us 2 months notice. The same semantics of a 5 bedroom house in the same area was over $1000 more per month than I was paying. All I can say is that I was full of fear. Since my focus is now to create passive and residual income, I decided to take my skill set as a caregiver and apply to provide home share. At this time I have a lovely young lady that I provide home share for and it actually covers my portion of the rent and she is very independent. Also our new house is gorgeous, it has a huge back yard, balcony, chef’s kitchen, a private office and I love it. The rent for this whole house is $2700 per month. Not only that at the time we were given a free months rent and since the landlords did not actually move in, we were awarded 2 full months rent through the residential tenancy branch.
The hardest part of change is the transition, it is the in between stage, being in the process of, once you get through though the light is bright on the other side. I certainly have learned in my process of self discovery, that when faith replaces fear, the clouds disappear.