About 9 months ago I made the decision to close down my sucessful business and jump on an unpaid position as project manager with Den Hele Ekvipage. I think there is a lot of people in my life who think this was a terrible decision. How many people walk away from a business that was on path to make half a million kroners in profit in the current year. Not many I supposed. But for me there was not really any question about it.
I can’t really tell you why I gave up everything to work at a riding school. It is really hard to explain, or maybe it isn’t. Actually it is quite simple. It was what felt right at the moment. I am, and always been a person that leads life through my gut feeling. I follow my intuition, and I knew from the first day at the stable that it was a place I wanted to spend a lot of time.
I felt welcome and comfortable there right from the beginning. I didn’t know it that first day there, but that stable and the people there have become a large part of my life, and influenced a lot of who I am now, 9 month later.
I have spent my life chasing random things tryinig to figure out what it is I really want to do, and where my passion lies. I have partial bachelor degrees in geopgraphy, geology, anthroplogy, psychology, multimedia design, and marketing. I have a bachelor degree in European Studies, and even started a Masters degree in the same. I have been self employed since 2012 where I have been a blog designer, graphic designer, social media manager, web designer, and photographer of all sorts. And through all that I have always been looking for the next thing, the next interest, no matter how well business was doing at the time. I never felt content in what I was doing, and always felt there was something else out there for me.
When Helle shared all her ideas and dreams for her riding school and the horse world in general, and offered for me to jump on and work with her I didn’t have to think twice about it. Every part of me felt like it was the right thing to do and I was right where I needed to be. So I closed my business almost immediatly and jumped into it.
And it feels right.
I have not once regretted it.
I am no longer looking for something else.
Over the last 9 months I have met the most fantastic people and I have never felt so welcomed into a community as I do with everyone I have met since starting at Den Hele Ekvipage. I have made some great friendships and feel completely comfortable where I am. I have found my tribe, and that is worth a lot. It would take a life altering event to pull me away from that place and those people. I just hope they feel somewhat the same way about me… if not, well.. too bad for them, they are stuck with me 😉
But that is why I closed my sucessful business to take on a non-paid job at a riding school; the feeling of that is where I was supposed to be and the people there. It is all I need, and if feels good to not be planning the ‘next’ thing.