It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
~J. K. Rowling
Today I quit my full time job. I have been thinking about it for a while and I finally took a leap out on faith. My entire family are very content with their lives, home, occupation, relationships, etc., and it has just showed me that I do not want to be content. I never want to settle for anything and I want to always have a next move or next goal. I got this job to save money after graduating from college and I have done just that. I have been able to build my credit, build my savings and live lavishly compared to how I was living before. However, all that has come to an end. I must now transition into living on a tight budget and hustling to make ends met. However, I am excited for what’s to come.
I still work at CBS radio where I do promotions. I was not going to quit my job without having another one, but the pay cut is going to be drastic. No more going out to eat all the time, random shopping trips and pampering myself. It’s all good though. I am happy I can write more and actually network! That is what I am really excited about. Although networking hours vary, I feel like working basically from 8AM to 5PM has really been a setback. All the people I could of met, all the places I could have been… this new availability will open so many doors.
My original plan was to quit my job at the end of the summer, so I could afford all my summer trips and bills without stressing. However, as the days went by I felt myself feeling more and more like a caged bird. I felt like my mind was racing and I couldn’t do anything about it. Therefore I decided not to “dwell” like my girl calls it. She told me if you want to do something just do it, don’t dwell. Everyone who knows me knows I love stability and I am not a risk taker at all. “Dwelling” had become a pattern that I never saw a problem with. Therefore this is a big deal for me! I have felt a lot of emotions today:
- Regretful, because now I will not be making as much money and I will not be able to keep saving
- Relieved, because now I have more time to focus on my dreams
- Anxious about all the newfound free time I am about to have
Honestly I have not slowed down since I was 16. I have always been in school and working or working multiple jobs since graduating college. This is the first time I will only have one thing to focus on and I am truly excited. My manager mentioned me looking for other jobs and honestly that’s just not my plan right now. During the summer I just want to focus on developing and implementing my next move as opposed to rushing into another temporary situation. I want my next job to be something I absolutely love and am passionate about.
If you are reading this please remember not to dwell. Follow your heart and do what makes you happy. It isn’t always about a check, especially if you have no kids, you live at home and you are single. Take advantage of the time you have to truly DO YOU. Don’t be 50 years old still at the same job regretting your life path everyday. Although it is NEVER too late to follow your dreams do it while you are in your prime, you have nothing to lose.
P.S. Thanks for the support everyone! I have been taking so many risks this month and I feel so out of character. However, the support I am getting makes me confident that these decisions are for the better so once again THANK YOU <3