Before we get to what I thought was a colossal failure for me, let’s talk about an amazing winner – Melissa Burton! I know when you guest post it’s a given that you’re going to gush about the person you’re posting for but truly people, Melissa is amazing. She was one of the first bloggers to re-tweet or tweet about me and my blog when I didn’t know a tweet from a twit. She was also one of the first to start reading my blog and to actually find it interesting and, of course, I loved her back.
I love her Tunes for Tuesdays, I love that she’s obsessed with Duran Duran and that she has so much love for both NY and L.A. She’s truly amazing and I can’t wait to meet her in person someday. When she asked me to guest post and told me she was going to open a private nutrition practice, I was giddy with excitement! I know she will be a success no matter what. I just want to be a part of it. So, here’s my contribution. My epic firing from my very first “real” fitness job:
When I left the corporate world for a position as Fitness Director at a large gym near my hometown, I took about a $10,000 pay cut. Why would I ever do such a thing? Because it was my dream job and my corporate job, although well paying, was sucking my will to live. After a lot of budget finagling, my husband (then fiancé) agreed that my will to live surpassed monetary gain and I took the job at the gym.