From MBA to RYT

Well, I did it. 

I quit my job.

Today is my last day at my current company. I’m trading in my MBA for my RYT (registered yoga teacher), and combining that with pure will and determination to work on two pieces of writing that have been sitting on my laptop for years just waiting to be tweaked and edited. 

If anyone asks, I’m taking a leap year to work on being a writer and a yoga teacher. Hopefully this leap year turns into much more, but the path isn’t quite clear yet so stay tuned. 

I decided to start this blog – My Leap Year – to track how this transition actually works. I gave my notice to my employer back in June, and if the past couple of months can predict the coming year, I am in store for some major wins, and some frustrations; a lot of hard work, and leaps of faith; a few tears, and many high-pitched squeals of pure joy. 

I wanted to document how this journey will go. Why? Because when I see people who actually do something they love for a living, my first question is always “How did you do that?” I finally understand that these people didn’t wait around for the right moment – they took a moment and worked incredibly hard to make it the right one. 



Why not?

So, if you see me in a few years at a book signing and/or yoga conference and you want to know how I did this – keep reading. It wasn’t easy, of that I’m already sure, but it will most definitely be worth it. 

Welcome to My Leap Year.


10 thoughts on “From MBA to RYT

  1. i’ve treasured you for 35 years now and you make me prouder everyday…leap away lil sister…your dreams deserve to be reality and i have no doubt that your life was meant to be impressionable…you have the ability to strive for, not only success, but the innate ability to never give up believing in yourself…continuous searching, continuous dreaming, and continuous questioning has gotten you to september 20, 2013…i can’t wait to write your foreward – “it all began around the family kitchen table – the table where our parents instilled the concept of family, hard work and the belief that you’re never too old to leap”…

  2. We are excited to see where your journey takes you…believe in yourself and the rest will fall into place! We only get one go round…enjoy yours!

  3. Nadine, I know it won’t be easy but, I hope it will be, you will never know if you don’t give it your all, hard work and determination always wins in the end, I for one cannot wait to read your first book, so excited for you, love you very much and I wish you so much success in all you do.

  4. Everyday I wake up and see a piece of artwork on my wall that says “this is your life do what makes you happy” — I think you have embodied this to the fullest — enjoy the journey Nadine! You rock 🙂

  5. Nadine, you made the leap – what took you so long? Life is a constellation vs a destination. Being who you want to be vs what you ought to be is a huge brave shift. Onwards girl –

    upside down to right side up. Your Cora Buddy, Suzanne.

  6. You go girl! Follow those dreams! Money can’t buy happiness and happiness is priceless. I am inspired! I love your writings now. Can’t wait for your next post!

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