Today I am excited about everything, and almost ANYTHING, but that wasn’t the case four weeks ago. When your career isn’t focused around what you love, it’s hard to be 100% excited about your day, everyday. I was frustrated and I wanted to start living the life I had imagined for myself. So I did something about it.
I took a risk & put my trust in God and his plans for me. I decided to take a leap of faith and trust the journey. I was tired of watching life and its opportunities pass me by. So twenty days ago I quit my job with absolutely no back up plan and it was the best decision I have yet to make in life. I knew that I would just keep waisting time, day by day, if I enabled myself to wait for a sign.Sometimes the world is just waiting for you to take the plunge, so it can handle the rest and answer your desires. I’m not saying things are going to be easy from here on out, but they just might be better than you even imagined.
The day I left my job was the day things started to change, almost immediately. I have met the most amazing and talented people in the last 20 days. I finally had time to network and meet people that I could look up to and learn from. I found myself coming across opportunities that I really enjoyed and will get to enjoy in the future – things like getting paid to eat and shooting a Yelp event (rough life, I know). I was finally in the right place at the right time. It’s been a beautiful journey so far.
And I do want to take a step back and mention that timing did influence my decision. I was at wits’ end, when I had enough money saved up to not have to worry about what I was going to do next, or more importantly feel pressured to accept the first offer/opportunity that was came my way.
I was actively networking, searching for jobs, and had my eyes and ears open, but I promised myself that I wouldn’t stress. I would not stress until I had to, and of course that made all that difference. It allowed me to thoroughly enjoy myself, the people around me, my time off and not take a for granted one bit.
And now I just can’t help to feel excited about my future and the endless possibilities that this beautiful world has to offer. The future is looking damn good. I hope this encourages you to do what you love, and love what you do because life really is too short people. So why not? You deserve it.
You only get one life, no redos after this one. Use it wisely friend.
Photo by Ginny Williams