Amy Simpkins shares with us what it took for her to leave her 20 year career as a rocket scientist to become a lifestyle design strategist.
She explains how she had lost her passion, her inspiration, and her drive to continue toward the goals of her childhood and any desire to "climb the corporate ladder."
Instead she found that she wanted new goals: flexibility to travel, time with her kids, and most of all, the opportunity to have a more powerful, personal impact on the world.
This realization rocked her.
She began to question everything, down to who she really was at her core.
For so long she had identified "who I am" with "what I have done or will do," especially when it came to her career, that she realized she didn't really know that much about herself anymore.
And so began a year long (and beyond!) exploration of herself as a human BEing, not a human DOing. An exploration of who she is RIGHT NOW, as an adult, with wonderful and unique experiences behind her and new passions and interests in front of her.
You have those urges for a reason.
It can be done, You can do it!
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Erin Shore (instrumental) - The Corrs
Amy Simpkins is a former rocket scientist who spent 10 years in the corporate world designing and flying spacecraft. Since hearing The Call, she is now a Lifestyle design strategist, coach, and founder of Life Architecting. Her new mission is to help mid-career professionals bust the myth of work/life balance, rediscover what they need to truly THRIVE, and to design and build impactful, resilient, beautiful lives from the raw material of that deep self-knowledge, exploration, and grace.
My coaching practice is called Life Architecting because I believe we all have the power to architect lives that are impactful, resilient, and beautiful. Architecture brings together art and science, form and function, beauty and structure, yin and yang. As architects, we must carry the vision for our lives and we must also determine how best to execute that vision within the boundaries of reality. Boundaries don't have to be roadblocks, they can be points of leverage from which to build magnificence.
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