I did it. I committed. I’m going back to school (woah).
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the fancy dinners, countless friends and trips around the country that advertising has so kindly afforded me… but I’m not inspired. I can’t say that I don’t enjoy advertising. I do. And I love production, but I simply need more meaning in life. It’s enjoyable to push an idea into fruition with major companies backing the agency’s creative, but the content? Well, that area has much to be argued.
Some people would kill for my job. They love it. Eat it. Breathe it. Soak it up and f-ing bathe in it. But me? Naw. I don’t think that selling companies that I don’t believe in is getting me very far on the karmic scale. I need something greater. I’m craving some depth in my life, and you better believe I’m going to get out there and grab it.
I’ve decided to no longer sit in the golden handcuffs (good money, cool job, amazing people) without doing something for the world at large. I’m going back to school at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a Certified Health Coach. Now, let’s not stop there. Yes, this will afford me the chance to work with individuals and gently coach them into realizing their fullest potential (by examining their relationships, career, physical exercise, spirituality and foods they put in their body), but I will also be launching a new venture (!!!) in hopes to bring a healthier, happier, more balanced life to people around the world (while giving back to charity - check out dem apples). More to come on this business later. I can’t spill all my healthy beans at once.
I’ll be documenting the journey here as I coach myself to jump off the hi-dive of life. Wish me luck.