“Every ending is always a new beginning. When something ends, something new begins and a new beginning is always a new opportunity.
Learning to see the end of something as an opportunity rather than a punishment would help to change our whole life experience in the moment when we begin a new chapter in our lives.”
Hey friends! I’m so sorry that you didn’t hear from me last week — so much has been happening! Pretty recently, I did something brave, long-overdue, maybe a little foolish, but extremely freeing.
I quit my job.
Over the past few months, I’ve had a difficult time articulating my situation on my blog. To put it nicely, the subject of my writing wasn’t favored in my workplace and I wasn’t exactly sure how to tastefully share my feelings in such a public fashion — so I’ve kept many of my feelings and experiences offline and between close friends and family.
The experience, while extremely challenging, has taught me far more than I could have ever imagined, and for that, I don’t regret it for a second.
On the really hard days, I imagined how I would share the story of my final day and all of the emotions leading up to it. Sometimes I would daydream of what this post would look like when I finally shared the truth about the afternoons that I spent feeling worthless, the daily mini breakdowns, the silly notes that I would scribble to myself, the lonely lunches at my desk, the screams and honked horns during my commute home, or the nights I spent crying, not knowing how I could find the strength to wake up and do it all over again.
I often thought about how this message would be received by my friends, my colleagues…my managers who would check in every so often to make sure that I wasn’t talking crap. But as I sit to write this, I don’t want to focus or give energy to the negative things or the people. I want to focus on the lessons learned, and the amazing road that I’m forging ahead!
So I’ll make it quick — and perhaps with a little more time, I’ll tell a bit more.
Recently, I quit a job that I once called my dream job. Although I’m really disappointed that it wasn’t as magical as I originally thought, I couldn’t be more grateful for what the experience has taught me about myself and my future. For months, this was supposed to be a tell-all about my job, but instead, it’s a story of how I’ve rediscovered who I am and who I aspire to become.
So thank you, (old job) for the experience and I wish you all well as we go our separate ways. I am so appreciative of what this has taught me and the impact it has made on my journey.
I am so incredibly excited for what’s next. For what feels like the first time in a long time, I am free. Instead of focusing on stress and the pressure of “making the right plans”, I’m focusing on being happy. I’m waking up earlier, smiling more, and getting all caught up in the beauty of the unknown.
So as I close this door of my life and end this chapter, I am enthusiastically starting a new one. Great things are on the horizon and I can’t wait to share more!