“I officially broke up with my 9 to 5. I didn’t want to, I NEEDED to.” -Yedismind
Quitting your job is never an easy thing to do, especially when you have bills to pay. Ask the average joe and they will tell you how unrealistic you are for thinking that your dreams will actually bring home the bacon, considering you don’t really have a legitimate plan, not one that looks good on paper anyway. But let me tell you I waited many years, many years too long for the right moment, for the right plan, for the right reasons. I spent countless of hours researching the best way to make this transition and each day I found myself more and more anxious and unhappy with my career. I felt like I wasn’t being true to myself, and even though the signs were clear, and I was being pushed out of several jobs, I would ignore them and convinced myself to stay put and try to shift my perspective.
I would TRY to engage more, change my to-do lists, come in earlier, leave later to try to eliminate any extra work that may have had an effect on my performance. I even thought maybe I needed to focus on my fitness to have more energy. I thought maybe I need to be more positive, see the good in my situation, be grateful for my job and the salary I did bring home. Even after all the effort, it all just felt meaningless, I felt lost and I felt inauthentic. Overall I found myself in a repeating cycle, feeling unappreciated, overworked and miserably hidden.
It’s interesting to look back and see something reoccur over and over, even when you change the people, change the location, change the job and yet the lesson never changes. For me, this is one of those lessons I had to learn the hard way. It not that I wasn’t doing the right things, I just wasn’t doing enough for myself, I had all my eggs in one basket, a basket that didn’t even belong to me. Each day I felt as if something kept tugging at my soul and would just ignore the signs and I waited until that very last minute, I had reached my breaking point.
On my last days of work, I literally felt suffocated and burnt out it was so bad it caused a panic attack and in that moment I could hear divine-universe speaking to me in a way that could not be ignored, not this time. What it said to me was, “You are being pushed out of these places for a reason, for a greater purpose and I will not let you settle and I will not let you fail so if you don’t make this decision on your own, you will be pushed out regardless. Don’t be afraid you know exactly what you need, what you want and how you’re going to get there.” For me, that was validation and that was the reassurance that I had been waiting for my whole entire life it seems. Along with this beautiful message, came this one…
Today I am present and I am embracing my journey one that I shall share with you all! I encourage you all to do the same because you are deserving, you have a purpose and you have the right to live, LIVE FEARLESSLY & PASSIONATELY! Sending you all much love and light. ♥
” Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you” – Jim Carrey