Resigning From A Good Job
Changes that transpire in your life can motivate you to make decisions you never dreamed possible, especially when it involves your happiness. As you gravitate towards the activities and people that bring you joy, you begin to realize that, in the grand scheme of things, happiness has a tremendous value in your life that may not be easily quantified. At least that is what I believe and work towards daily.
We often believe our options are limited and fail to realize there is an abundance of opportunities that are available to us. That is how we stay trapped physically and emotionally in relationships, jobs, and locations that no longer bring us joy. That is exactly what happened to me, and perhaps you have had a similar – if not the same – experience. I discovered that being confined to three cream colored walls and a large picture window no longer brought me joy. The vista I saw every time I looked out that window made me yearn for more in my life. Beyond the thick pane window was a clear view of lush green grass. I wanted to sink my toes into it and feel the earth. In the distance, there was a beautiful tree that bloomed white flowers suggesting that spring was approaching. Beyond the walls of my office, I saw freedom.
My mind, body and spirit had been feeling restricted for a long time. At times, they all screamed for freedom. When that occurred, I would simply hop on a plane and travel to destinations that brought me joy. Little did I realize that my restlessness was sending me messages that I would typically dismiss or ignore. Experiencing different countries was like looking through the window of my office except it was real. But my inner voice reminded me that it was because of the ‘good job’ that I could have that experience, and I believed there was no way that I could leave.
On December 22, 2016, I stopped listening to my inner doubts and took the big leap. I packed my orange brief case with the paraphernalia I acquired during my 31-year career of being an indispensable executive assistant and officially walked (okay perhaps I skipped) out of the doors of corporate America. I walked away from my good job towards freedom and flexibility. I walked towards my happiness!! I was no longer a prisoner of three creamed colored walls and large picture window.
This journey called life will have you traveling roads you never imagined. Just remember, you hold the keys to your future. You always have a choice of how to use these keys. If it is freedom that you desire, it’s possible to stop living as a prisoner and finally live the life that gives you wings!