It’s been just over a month since I left formal employment. It was a decision I spent a year thinking about, a little too long if you ask me.
But about a year ago I felt the urge to resign from my job and go full-time with the startup I have. But then the pandemic had just hit and I was honestly, just afraid.
So I stayed, played it safe, but my soul was restless because my spirit wanted me to do the one thing I was afraid of doing.
Fast forward a year later (2021) around almost the same time and the urge to leave and chase my dreams has grown stronger. This time around I know I have to leave because I tried staying and still ended up in the same place a year later.
I speak to my boss and hand in the paperwork.
As I type this (21-08-2021) I’m sitting in another province, on a fully paid trip to do what I love.
It’s not perfect, there are hard days, but honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
To all those whose spirits are unsettled, to all those who know they could be doing and being better but aren’t.
This is a cry to you to trust your instincts.
I don’t mean be reckless, I don’t mean be impulsive. I loved my job, I had some of the best bosses who taught me all I know about leading and managing people.
But know that where your instincts want you to be is the best place for you to be PERIOD!
If that is leaving formal employment like me, or moving jobs, accepting that promotion, moving laterally through the company, taking on more responsibility, changing fields of study, even if it means leaving a relationship, or starting a new one, whatever it is.
Trust your gut to know what is best for you.
So plan, prepare, brainstorm, and figure out how to execute on how to get to where your instincts want you to be. Because when you get there, when you trust your gut, when you are one with your demons it’s all pure bliss!
You wake up in the morning looking forward to the day, you wake up eager to peruse the agendas for the day, you wake up ready for the challenges too.
Then you go to bed no matter how good or bad the day is knowing that tomorrow you wake up with a fresh set of opportunities to fulfill your purpose on earth.
Reach out if you need help processing these thoughts. I’d be happy to walk you through them.