Quit Your Job?

It was the day of my cousin’s wedding. I was so sick I couldn’t even get myself out of bed. I had severe indigestion, was sick to my stomach, and was even running a fever. I may never forgive myself for missing the event that evening.

As I go back and think about the events of this day, I realize there was a lot that happened leading up to it. My week looked as follows:

  • Sunday: Rehearsal for the show I was involved in
  • Monday: Louisiana State Music Festival Competition
  • Tuesday: Orchestra Concert & General Music Program
  • Thursday: Sang at my Aunt and Uncles wedding vow renewal
  • Friday: Spring Choir Concert

Not to mention, I was teaching both General Music AND Choir by day, serving on the Leadership Team at school, was Chair of the Music Department, and coming home to teach 14 private voice lessons by night.

The following week, after missing the wedding, I decided to visit a GI Doctor. After describing to her the way I was feeling: HORRIBLE, she checked a few things and determined most of what was causing the pain was stress. Her solution: giving me a prescription med to settle my stomach, a peppermint supplement to alleviate pain, and her parting words: “When are you going to quit your job?”

Wait. What?!?!?!!? Quit my job?!?!?! Was she really serious?!?!?! The job that supports me and allows to me even afford to visit a GI Doctor and she wants to me to quit my job?!?!?!!?

Well, guess what? It turns out, the doctor was right. I eventually quit my day job (stressed-out Music Teacher), and pursued my night job (fun-loving Singing Teacher) full-time. More on that in a later post, promise.

My point (sorry this post was not as short as I would have liked): STRESS is one of the main causes of leaky gut. If you are having stomach trouble, perhaps to need to relook at your schedule and your daily routine and change it around a bit. I know for me it made a world of difference.

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” 

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! As many of you have shown an interest in my career and health, I decided the best place to share my experiences would be in a blog. In time, as I get more comfortable, this might convert into a YouTube channel of sorts.

The goal is to keep my posts short and simple. I fear if I babble too much, I might lose my readers. So for those of you who do not know me, let’s start with an introduction, shall we?

My name is Phyllis and I am the owner of Singing Lessons with Phyllis, LLC. A private music studio catering to all ages for voice, acting, piano, and sometimes even guitar. This however was not my full-time gig until August of this year, but that story will have to come in a later blog post, as it is much too long for just an introduction.

I am also a self-proclaimed wellness coach, which is what inspired me to start this blog. You see, to put it nicely, I have a leaky gut. This is something I have been brushing off for years, but recently decided to do something about. It has been a long few months, and is far from being over. At 40 years old, I have finally learned about my health and well-being. So much so, I want to share what has worked for me and what hasn’t through this blog.

So welcome. I am happy you stopped by.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton