Angel Card ~ Walk Away (and a little story about walking away)

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Daily Angel Card ~ Walk Away

Angel Card Walk Away: “Leave the unhealthy situation, and enjoy the new doors that open as a result!”

It is safe for you to make your desired change. You have been wanting to do so, but have hesitated out of fears about what the future holds and how people will react to your decision. This card validates that it really is time to leave- you will be happier and healthier as a result. Ask the fairies to smooth the path of hyour transition and lend the necessary support. The sooner you make this change, the sooner you will experience the bliss that your future has in store for you!

Additional meanings for this card: 

“Be assertive and tell someone your true feelings. Make a commitment to yourself, and vow to keep it. Start planning now so that you are able to leave, such as calling a support group, updating your resume, or squirreling some money away. Go for healthy and  vigorous walks. “*

This card reminds me of an old saying “Who’s driving your Bus?” basically meaning that if you are on the wrong path, you will never get on the right one until you take the wheel of your own life and start steering it in the direction that your heart desires to go. Not always the easiest thing to do if you have a job that you rely on to support your family, kids, a mortgage, bills up to your eyeballs and family pressures to stay your course.

So how do you get up the guts to just up and walk away? Well, let me tell you a funny story about how I did just exactly that several years ago.

I had worked as a hairdresser for about 10 years in 3 different salons in the same city, so I had a great clientele built up. Great in that I knew approximately how much money I would make in a given month, and knew my schedule about 6-8 weeks in advance due to people booking ahead. Business was good. I was my own boss, chair renting at a salon with 5 of my good friends.

The only issue I had was a lack of freedom and spontaneity. I couldn’t just up and leave for a week, or a month to Mexico or Tahiti if I felt like it, I would have to book it like a year in advance. So I started feeling a little trapped. I would book a week or a weekend off weeks in advance and started planning little dive trips as I had discovered SCUBA diving and absolutely loved it. Everyone who knows me knows that I am actually a mermaid!

So, first I took a week and went to Port Hardy, which was listed in Jaques Cousteau’s top 10 dive sites around the world. I went on a live aboard dive boat and dove 3-4 times a day for the whole week. LOVED it! Fantastic diving, fast currents, loads of life. Then I went to Hawaii for 10 days with a friend, Oahu. It was great but 10 days was just not enough. So I booked in advance to have 5 weeks off and went to Belize. It was amazing, and I had a real taste of freedom. I started to wonder what would happen if I was on a permanent vacation.

Then one day I was in the salon, no trips booked, feeling stuck and trapped and bored and frustrated and totally overwhelmed. I was running behind and had 5 people in the salon, just for me. As I asked one of my least favourite clients to lean back in the sink so I could remove her colour, she made one of her typical snide remarks to me about how she preferred the guy around the corner blowdrying her hair, as when he did it, her hair lasted a full week before she had to wash it (gag). I literally snapped. Something in my mind screamed loud and clear…. “JUST LEAVE. You don’t need this anymore. There is something way better out there for you. Get out. WALK AWAY.”

So I did! Best thing I EVER did! I told my client I was done, I was leaving and I was not finishing her hair. I told the shop owner that I quit, effective immediately. I walked out the door, got in my car, went home and bought a plane ticket.

That ticket eventually lead me to travel for a full 5 years! I went from Kelowna, BC, to Vancouver, to Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara Mexico, to Costa Rica. Then back to Mexico, but the Mayan Rivera this time Playa Del Carmen, then to Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda, Honduras, California, Micronesia, Guam, and Hawaii. I worked in Iberostar Resort in Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel in Mexico, on the live aboard dive boat the Aquacat in the Bahamas, and for Fantasea Bermuda. I traveled to Honduras, Micronesia and Guam with an Argentinian film crew as one of their underwater videographers for a TV show called Diving Passport that aired on ESPN2. I learned from world renown photographer and videographer Frasier Nivens in Key Largo, Florida.

Then  finally, engaged to be married and 6 months pregnant, I came back to Canada to nest and immigrate my Portuguese husband that I met in Bermuda the second season I was there. Now, I am back to hairdressing, but on my terms, from home, with the freedom to pick my kids up from school or camp, go to a figure skating competition, go camping or take the afternoon off. Now that’s more like it!

Any regrets? Well, maybe that I didn’t leave my job even sooner and see more of the world before getting tied down with family responsibility, ha ha. But seriously? Not at all, I changed my whole life the day I walked out that door, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

What do you need to walk away from? And what’s holding you back?


*Magical Messages From the Fairies Oracle Cards, Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. Doreen Virtue

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