Friday, February 25, 2011
after months (years?!) of scheming and figuring and praying and cutting back i made the decision this week to give notice at my corporate job. my feelings waiver between uncontrollable, giggling euphoria and mind-stopping, heart-thumping fear. omg, what have i done? i told my co-workers i just can't do this anymore but the truth is i CHOOSE not to do it anymore. this is a drastic lifestyle choice and change. i'm trading in dress clothes and a loooong commute for jeans, sandals and a diet of peanut butter sandwiches. i'm blessed that i love peanut butter! i'm blessed that i'm surrounded by my family who think i'm nutso but are here to spur me on and prop me up.
how does one come to this kind of decision? for me, i've envisioned for a looong time the kind of life i'd like to lead. it's about simplifying and having less. it's about setting your ego aside and not equating your self worth with the amount of money you make. it's about making a list of all your skills and talents and developing concrete plans for making money doing those things. it's about believing in yourself.
give me wings to fly . . . please.
Posted by julie king at 4:53 PM