So, something kind of crazy/scary/exciting happened over the past few weeks…
I quit my job.
I have never done anything like this before. I’ve always had a plan, I’ve always been prepared, I’ve never taken a risk, I’ve never even quit a “real” job [I’ve had the same job since I graduated college 5+ years ago]!
Since deciding to make 27 my game-changer year, I’ve done nothing but change up my “game”. The last 6-ish months, I really focused on my personal life + happiness…once that was in a good place, my professional life was next on the agenda.
Since resurrecting this blog in the Fall + paying it proper attention, it has provided me with some really incredible opportunities + opened a few doors that I haven’t been able to pursue or walk through while holding a full time position. I was getting overwhelmed, I developed this insane motivation + unbearably strong drive I had never felt before… I could barely contain it! I was building something that I was really proud of, but couldn’t properly maintain. I’d spent one too many weekends running on nothing but coffee, I’d be up nearly every weeknight writing, editing, planning…and functioning at my “real” job was becoming difficult. I did my best to always keep the two worlds separate, but it was becoming clear that I couldn’t do both. So, I gave my notice once returning to work after the holidays.
My boss was certainly understanding. Obviously she’s known me for a long time now, we’ve spent nearly everyday together for years! She could see me changing in recent months, and understood why I needed to do this for myself.
So, today is my last day of work! Though a little scared, this year has been all about doing things that scare me, right?
What do I plan to do with my new, job-free life you ask? Well, after I take a day to do whatever the heck I want 😉 …I plan to work!
I want to take some time to fully dive into my blog + the opportunities it has presented. If not now, when? I am young [enough] ;), I have no husband or children, I have minimal “real world” responsibility, and I am ready! It’s time to invest in myself. I really don’t think I could put my time, money, or energy into anything better. 🙂
Where will I eventually end up? Who knows. But I am really excited to find out!
In addition to my incredibly supportive family, friends, boyfriend, and rock of a roommate, I want to thank all of YOU. Every comment, message, e-mail, DM, RT, FB post, re-gram, every person who has said that I inspired or helped them in some way, every brand [both big + small] who has reached out + trusted me with their products, everyone who has sought my advice on fashion/beauty/blogging + found my feedback valuable…ALL OF IT means more than you could ever know. You make me feel like I’m doing *something* right + I hope you truly understand how genuinely grateful I am. I don’t think I could ever really explain it.
So, here’s to making the last 5 months of this crazy year of mine worth it! It’s going to be hard to top the last 7, but I have a feeling I juuust might be able to do it! 😉
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?