A few weeks ago I made one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make – I decided to resign from my job, move back home and pursue other options. I moved here to Dallas a little over a year ago for my dream job, and for awhile it was just that – a dream job. I was challenged for the first time ever at a job, and having a great time making new friends and learning my way around the city. Flash forward several months, and it seemed like everything changed. New management took over at my company, and there began to be tons of lay-offs – which resulted in piles of extra work for those of us left, with hardly any recognition or appreciation to show for it.
It took a long time (months) for me to realize how unhappy I had truly become in my job. Maybe because it was a position I had worked so hard to get, and had worked so hard to excel in, that stopped my brain from fully facing this new reality. So, after many agonizing sleepless nights, I’ve decided to move on. To move on and pursue other avenues that make me happy. Avenues like working on this blog and starting my own business. I know the road ahead of me won’t be easy, but I’m excited – albeit terrified – to start this new chapter of my life. I’ll be back at home with my family, friends, and bf, and to me that means more than any job ever could. Because at the end of the day I truly believe in doing what truly makes you happy. Jobs can be replaced. You can always move from place to place, although you may not want to deal with the headache of moving! But time spent unhappy is time you will never be able to get back.
As always I hope that you’ll continue to follow along as I make this new transition in my life. I’ll be sure to keep you updated throughout the process – think an online journal (maybe a blog even, gasp!) chronicling this new phase in my life as I go through living in New Orleans again after years of being gone, and starting my own business. Thank you all for your continued support!