There have been several times in my life where I have felt stuck. I was stuck in a crappy job with no upward trajectory. I was stuck in a horrible relationship with a man who treated me like I was a nuisance while he emotionally pushed me around like a rag doll. All of the difficult moments in my life where I felt stuck all had one thing in common; I had to wait for a door to open in order to escape.
For the first time in my life I opened my own door to a better future. I didn’t just open the door, I ran to it full speed and kicked it down with every ounce of strength I had. I was stuck in a very emotionally draining job and it took way more from me than I was willing to give. I know most of us would hear the advice of, “Don’t give up, keep pushing harder until you get what you want.” Or, “Don’t let them see how much it bothers you, keep your head down and just keep going. It will get better.” But I have to say, I disagree with this 100%.
I worked at a company that overall is a great company, but I found it to be the most emotionally draining position I have ever been in. The work wasn’t harder or worse than any other job I have done, it was more about the day to day struggle to accomplish the load of work piled before me. It’s not ok when you feel like you not only can never succeed but are also always feeling as though you are being thrown under the bus. I would never say anything negative about the people I worked with because in truth they are all incredible people. But when it’s not working for you and you know the role is not the right fit, you have to move onward.
Two weeks ago I submitted my two weeks notice with every intention to leave my current job without any job to move on to. It was a rough final two weeks, but the decision to move on without anything to secure me an income was the best decision I could have made. I didn’t wait for the changes to come my way, I didn’t hope that someone could save me or make it better. I made the move to make my life better, I created my own change.
I can’t wait for what my future holds, there are so many possibilities. The world is now at my fingertips and I GET TO CHOOSE the path I will take. Looking forward to the next adventure!