So, I’ve left my day job and I’m leaping into the world of full-time blogging.
Hi, I’m Peta, and I’m a writer, model and full-time Professional Babe.
Well, from April the 7th that is! As that’s the day I ‘quit’ my day job and leap into the world of being a full-time blogger aka full-time Professional Babe.
It still scares me to think that I’m stopping what I’ve been doing for the past eight years to start something completely different.
Will I need to sell vital organs or sexual favours on the street corner? What if one day I wake up with no inspiration? What if, what if, what if! Yet sometimes we just have to take the leap, even when we aren’t ready.
The last few weeks have been some of the hardest I’ve had to endure. With so much going on behind the scenes that I couldn’t share with you. Let’s just say that running a business is hard enough, but organising the legalities to move a business, sell a business AND run a business is an utter headfuck that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
A few times I stopped and asked myself if this was the right step, and yet it seems every time I doubted my decision, the universe would throw me crying clients, nasty emails and a multitude of crap to make me realise that I have to take the leap.
I’m in the process of reframing all these nervous butterflies in my belly and realise that it’s the excitement and first step of something new.
I’ve dreamed every day of making PB work and creating a blog that’s on the same standard and has the same hype as Kristina Bazan with Kayture and Jenny from Margo and Me – two babes that I really look up to.
Going to Paris for me last year with Bioderma was the most surreal experience and I couldn’t imagine doing that every day and calling that my job. Yet people ARE doing that so why can’t that be me?
I’m taking the biggest leap, though I know it will pay off.
Here’s to the future.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT I GAVE MY CLIENTS…
Almost 10 years ago I enrolled in a Pilates course. My mother told me I needed to get a qualification as a job at Mount Hutton Jay Jays didn’t have an ample amount of career growth.
So naturally following in the footsteps of a woman whose Pilates DVD’s I did every afternoon, I decided to be like my guru Mari Winsor and enrol in a Pilates course.
I remember being so excited about it, yet I couldn’t understand why people had such a distaste for the fact I was going to qualified in something as flippant as Pilates.
“Isn’t that what they do on the TV? Isn’t it just a fad? Is there even a market for Pilates in Maitland?
I’d heard it all. And being 19 and literally not giving a stuff, I went about my qualification in peace and told people I was studying law instead. I couldn’t help but notice the difference in how people treated me over something as silly as a job title, and anyway, I was going to prove them wrong!
On completing my course I was 20 years young with a MySpace website, Vistaprint business cards and my first class booked at the East Maitland Bowling Club. June 1st was our start date and I put an ad in the Mercury with one person booking in for class. The rest was made up with family members who I guilted into coming.
Fast forward to today and I could never have imagined having a studio and clients as beautiful as you all. We’ve had hundreds of clients through the studio, many trainee teachers and thousands of funny memories that I’ve been lucky to have in teaching over 10,000 classes here.
Pilates Evolution Now celebrates its 8th birthday on June 1st. Though what makes this birthday extra special is our new owner and new location.
From term 2, I’m excited to announce that Jan will be the new owner of Pilates Evolution Now and will be combining her health, wellness and Pilates knowledge to deliver you quality classes and health consults.
I’ll be going from Pilates instructor to Professional Babe, as I take the leap into working full time on my beauty and lifestyle publication, ProfessionalBabe.com. Each lunch break and every night, I’ve been working on PB to create an online publication that rivals anything online today. I know many of you follow and read Professional Babe and I’m really grateful for your support and readership.
I’d personally love to thank each and every one of you for your support, encouragement and smiling faces each class. I encourage you to embrace the change in ownership with as much support as you have given me over the years.
A VERY SMALL LOOK AT THE LAST 8 YEARS