I quit my job today.

I quit my job today.

And it’s not because I have another job lined up. Actually, I don’t really have anything lined up.

It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, and it’s still pretty scary. But I had to do it so that I can focus fully on my own business.

This is not like me. I’m a planner. I like structure and routine. Order is one of my core values. But so are autonomy and growth.

It was very difficult to make the decision to leave a secure, well-paying job. But at the end of the day, I know I’ve got more in me. I know I can add more value to the world outside of employment than in it. And, most importantly, I need to do things that both challenge and excite me. If I didn’t leave now, there’s a chance I never would.

I’m not 100% sure how I’m going to make this work, but I’m backing myself. Most of the time. Except for all those times when self-doubt creeps up and asks me who I think I am to be doing this, and why I think I deserve abundance, isn’t that for other people?!

Some will know that my business was doing really well until a few years ago. Then my biggest client committed a crime against me and many others (which was nothing to do with the business). He went to jail and my life kind of stopped for a while. I had to deal with the trauma from that betrayal, as well as the immediate lack of income from that project suddenly ending in the middle of a three-year contract. I found it hard to trust people so working with new clients became impossible. My business went quiet and at times I wondered if I had it in me to keep it going.

I’ve spent those years working through everything with the help of a psychologist and I’m proud to say that I’m much more confident and resilient now. So it’s time to get back on track.

So here I go. Venturing into the somewhat unknown. If you know anyone that needs a freelancer for content writing, social media consulting, audio transcription, or general admin, please let them know I’m available: share this post with them, or DM me. I’ll still be working part time until the end of the month, but would love to start connecting with people and having conversations about how I can help make their business lives easier.

And again, I’m sharing all this because I want people to know that if I can do it, you can too. If you ache for more out of life, start exploring what’s missing for you. Find a way to make it happen. I’m not saying it’s easy, and boy is it an emotional rollercoaster. But life’s too short to wonder ‘what if?’

Karen looking excited but a bit petrified.

 

Image: Karen looking excited but a bit petrified.

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