Ocean’s 11, the big gamble, and a lightness of being

Today as I walked up the very same hill I’ve been walking up for 4 years as a government employee, there was a beautiful, dusky light, filtered through the trees and spilling over softly onto the road. Everything felt like cotton candy, with no edges, rolling together as easily as waves abundantly tidal and endless.

Because today I was no longer an employee, but an entrepreneur. I’d just finished teaching social media storytelling all day for Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University under my company name, ‘What Is Your Story?’. It has been a long journey, and for some of us born with this gene, liberty and our own path, no matter how difficult looking or risky it may appear to others, is as important as air. Oh, the breath I took today! Deep, from my toes, filling my lungs up, so my cheeks smiled in recognition it had been a long time I’d been holding my tight, struggling breath inside.

It kind of felt like this scene from the Ocean’s 11, you know the one? After all their hard work, they pull it off.

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4 responses to “Ocean’s 11, the big gamble, and a lightness of being

  1. Brava Mags! Thank you for sharing your brave steps into freedom and finding your own way. I’m glad we get to join you on your journey.

  2. Awesome! I love reading your stories, now that you’ve made it, make sure you take time to celebrate your new freedom. 🙂

  3. Thanks Lisa!! I’ll take time in May. For sure!! And blog about it of course.;)

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