That Day I Quit My Job
|March 24, 2014||Posted by Sarah under Lifestyle|
There are things that you just don’t do in life and quitting a good job is definitely one of them. Well today I did just that. I quit my job.
I have always envied those people who had the guts to take a risk and follow their dreams. Those people who seem to be happy to get up and do whatever it is they do. Those who feel fulfillment in a job well done or even smile over a simple cup of coffee. It has been a LONG time since I have felt any of these emotions and it was time for that to change.
I have never talked much about my “real job” on my blogs because basically I’ve been unhappy for quite some time. I have been working for a small, non-profit association for 5 1/2 years and the second half of my career there as been less than inspiring. There have been some great moments and experiences, but overall I have been stuck in a rut with nowhere to grow.
So I today I took that leap of faith and left my comfort zone. I am both excited and terrified…but more excited. I have SO many plans and so many goals for where I want to go with my future. I feel like this is the time where I have the opportunity to follow my dreams, pursue my passion and really make a difference. But most of all I am looking forward to being happy and to smiling every day. We all deserve to smile every day. 🙂
I gave four weeks notice to properly transition my position and not leave my company in a lurch. I have put in too much time and care too much about the association to just up and leave. But as you can imagine, there is part of me that just wants to be done. I’ve made this decision and I just want to move forward…I can’t wait to explore my passions and share my dreams with the world.
I think it was only fitting that I saw this poem from franki elliot today that expressed exactly how I’ve been feeling…
it’s easy (almost cowardly)
to be a grump. to complain
about everything and be negative.
it’s harder (and much more admirable)
to wear a smile all the time,
to be happy and laughing constantly,
to find grace and tiny bits of joy
in any situation…
and it is those who laugh & smile
all the time that are most
worth being around. never stopsmiling.
I never want to stop smiling…I hope you don’t either 🙂
Have you ever made a BIG life change? Have you ever quit your job?