Sometimes quitting is ok…sometimes quitting is even good…but letting go can be hard.
I usually don’t get ultra personal or mushy in my blog posts, but I want to share that sometimes it’s okay to let things in your life go even when it’s hard so you can move forward into new things.
This past week I made the decision to stop teaching my Zumba class after 3-1/2 years. I had been thinking about this for some time now, and had battled the decision for months. But the time came and I knew I needed to make the decision to stop teaching my Zumba class.
Since I got certified in personal training, time became an issue with teaching my Zumba classes. The class itself wasn’t taking up too much time, but between training for my upcoming half-marathon, subbing other fitness classes, personal training, parenting, housekeeping, and writing 2 blogs, I didn’t have the time to do new music and choreography, which is the life-blood of a Zumba class.
Lately, my health has been a BIG problem for me as well. Since spring and summer hit, my energy levels have plummeted due to seasonal allergies and consequently my IBS has worsened by leaps and bounds as well. Some days I have a hard time even wanting to work out, and teaching a fitness class is challenging when I’m feeling icky.
Considering all of these things, I finally made the decision to let go of my Zumba class and focus on my personal training and blogging. I still enjoy Zumba after 7 years as a student and teacher, but it takes a lot of time to keep the class creative and fresh. I still want to create choreography videos for YouTube, and I want to stay connected to my amazing students. And I will take an occassional Zumba class when I have time!
Tomorrow morning I will be teaching my last Zumba class, and it will be bittersweet. Giving up and letting go is hard to do, but necessary sometimes to realize new dreams.