2017 clearly has been a test to prove my strength, discipline, and purpose in life. Though I wasn't prepared, I had to figured out quickly what I needed to do. One of those decisions being to leave my full-time job for my sanity and peace.
It came to a point where I said enough is enough. I was stuck (felt compelled to be stuck) at the job I didn't hate, but didn't fulfill me. Drained, annoyed, and irritated were my every day attitudes. Sudden changes left me frustrated. Expressing my opinions did not help or change anything. One part of me wanted to stay, figure it out, and just deal with it. The other part said life's too short, leave, and find something you love.
So I leaped and put in my two weeks notice - I did it on faith without a permanent gig set up. I was waiting to hear back from previous job applications and an internship position I interviewed for. I need to find what motivates me, and not just because I received a paycheck every two weeks.
Yes, I was scared; I love planning everything I could out, but I couldn't plan exactly when another job would come. I also heard a lot of talk from others, who said “they couldn't just leave without a backup plan.” I totally agreed at first, but God didn't give us the spirit of fear, but of peace and a sound mind. With His guidance and the work I'm going to put in, I'm comfortable with my decision.
One week after resigning, I was offered a marketing internship position, which is in line with what I studied in undergrad. THIS is why I leaped to gain new opportunities and possibilities to grow personally and professionally.
It’s only been a week since I left, and I can honestly say it's been one of the best decisions ever. I started the internship this week, and I'm happy and excited with the work to come. In addition to that, I have more time to enjoy life, write and get back to blogging, and figure out my next move without being pressured to make it before it chose for me.
If you are waiting for something to happen, chances are it's waiting on you first. Check your faith, jump, and find out where it takes you!
Have you dealt with something similar? How did you overcome?
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