Goodbye, 9-to-5 - it's been real!
Have you ever felt like you’re outgrown something you love? I’ve been feeling this way about my 9-to-5 job for about a year and it’s been an interesting journey with many ups and downs. Some days I’ve been full of self-doubt, frustration, and guilt. On other days I’ve felt confident, optimistic, and inspired.
Today, after careful deliberation, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be leaving my 9-to-5 job some time in June (exact date TBD), to pursue my speaking and coaching business full-time. I am so excited!
I’m definitely taking a leap, but I feel 100% sure that this is the right decision for me. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little scared, but I’m truly more excited than fearful at this point. This just feels right.
I’ve been craving more of a freedom-based lifestyle for a while now and I feel like I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. It feels good to gamble on myself. It feels fantastic to have listened to myself. My body and spirit have been thanking me - my daily bouts of heartburn have finally subsided and I’m sleeping much better than I was prior to the decision. Letting everyone know was such a relief!
To celebrate, I had a lovely birthday gathering on a gorgeous night last week with some friends in DC.
I’ve also started to paint again. I love painting. The canvas calls to me and even when I say I’m only going to paint for an hour, it often turns into three or four hours. I just get lost in it. We’ll see how much I get to paint while traveling next year, but I know for sure that I won’t let a whole other year go by before I start another one. It just brings me so much joy and joy gets prioritized on my calendar.
As you can tell, I’m in a pretty good mood! I’m loving life and feel as though everything is unfolding as it should. Yes, I’m taking a risk, but it’s a calculated risk. Also, I’m moving towards something amazing and not just away from something that wasn’t working anymore. I’m grateful for my experience at this job. I was supposed to be there for as long as I was and now I am supposed to leave.
Now I want to hear from you. When was the last time you took a calculated risk? How did it feel? Do you have any regrets about risks you didn’t take?
Thank you all for your love and support as I move into this next chapter of my life. I couldn’t do it without you!