Two and a half months ago I made an impulsive decision to quit my job. I’ve mentioned before I worked as an accountant and this was my highest paying job EVER. So what was it? Why Felecia, why did you quit that great job without anything to fall back on?
Yup. I cannot explain to you how hard it is to work 40+ hours a week, pay your bills, tuition for my kid etc. and still be broke and unfulfilled. Did I mention this was my highest paying job?
In this country we are programmed to: a. Graduate high school. b. Go to College. c. End up in debt. d. Work for someone else. I’ve done all but one of these things and this American ‘dream’ seems like a trumped up fantasy.
So what was I thinking when I walked into my office typed up my letter of resignation and put my badges in my supervisors mailbox? The question should be what was I feeling? My heart was racing, adrenaline was pumping through my body…this was FINAL. If I don’t bounce back from this…what’s going to happen?
Well, here’s what I did in the last few months:
1. Dipped in my savings. Are you saving your coins? Money was a little tight but not enough that I didn’t always stash away for a rainy day.
2. Pursued my passion. I networked my ass off. Events, meetings, emails etc. I have many great things coming up for you guys! Fashion and writing has been in my life forever, only in my 28th year of life did I really chase these obsessions and turn it into a job. Just this week I was a part of a career panel for a fashion camp in Washington, DC. When you become a master of your craft others will notice.
My job prevented me from really focusing on my entrepreneurial spirit.
3. I began working a part time job that aligned with my passion. It’s so much fun selling high end luxury bags and accessories. If you aren’t familiar with LXR yet…you will be!
4. Accepted the reality that I may just have to work to fund my dreams. With that being said I will be returning to work today! However, it’s in a field I love paying thousands more than I was making at the last company.
Shirt: Haute Looks Clothing