New Beginnings

September 30, 2016 , In: Inspiration , With: No Comments

You may have noticed that I’ve been away from my blog for quite some time. Since December last year to be exact! And all with good reason….there was work, and work, and work again. Then I finally got my puppy Alfie for Easter, and even though I was off work for 4 weeks to train him, he certainly kept me busy! Who knew puppies are this much work?! Hehe, I admit that although I couldn’t have prepared any more than I did before getting him, I was a bit clueless as to how much work would be involved and how wild these cute little bundles of fluff can be! I could write about my adventures of being a new pawrent for ages, but I’ll do that in a separate post 🙂

When I returned to work after 4 weeks, I realised that I just wasn’t ready to start back. At first I thought it was the Monday blues, then the project that I was on, that I was having to leave the puppy at home, or that I was just tired. Exhausted. All. The. Time. When I finally realised that I was burnt out from a crazy few years at work, I made a big decision. I quit my job! Enough was enough. Quitting without having anything else lined up to go to was the scariest and most liberating thing I have done in a long time. And boy am I glad I did it!

I decided to have a completely fresh start – not only did I quit my job, I also gave up my life in London and have moved out into the countryside. At first I felt like I was just on holiday with work still going through my head. But after about 4 weeks I started to relax and enjoy my time off. It’s a big change….I’ve had to reset and find myself again. I used to say ‘I am a VFX line producer’, but suddenly that’s no longer who or what I am. What we do for work is not our identity, it’s not who we are. I’m 30 years old and I’ve only just realised that! And you know what, it feels good to just be me, and do what I want to do.

For now I’m living the life of leisure, enjoying my newfound freedom, relaxing, and spending time with my puppy. I feel like the world is my oyster and I can do anything I only dreamt of doing before.

So what’s next? Those of you who have known me for a while will know that the gym and living a healthy lifestyle are great passions of mine. It’s what I’m all about. So I’ve signed up to a personal training course and I couldn’t be more excited! I signed up a couple of weeks ago, and so far I’m working my way through the first module – anatomy. It’s so much fun to learn something new again! I can’t wait to qualify and start working as a PT. I feel like there are so many avenues to go down once I have my qualification, even if I don’t do just traditional personal training, it’s the door into the fitness world. At last I’m doing something I love, and I’m excited about what I do again.

For anyone who finds themselves at a crossroads, I’d say ‘Do what makes you happy, because ultimately that’s all that matters’. You don’t want to look back at life and regret the things you didn’t do, so follow your dreams.

Judith xoxo

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Judith Gericke

Passionate about all things health and fitness, I decided to embark on a career change from working in film production to becoming a personal trainer in 2017. I love helping people on their journey to better health and fitness, be it through fun yet challenging workouts or lifestyle changes. It’s what we do every day that matters most, so let’s make every day count. I also LOVE CrossFit, so when I’m not working in the gym you’ll find me in my local CrossFit box.

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