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Hi! Remember me? It's been nearly a month since my last post. Yikes! Life got CRAZY. I think you should probably sit down for this one. Grab a warm cup of coffee and let's chat, shall we?
I quit my job. Yep, you read that right. I. Quit. My. Job. Yes, really. I've spent the last three weeks handing off all of my responsibilities and saying good bye to my first "real job" after college. The kicker? I have no idea what I'm going to do next. Like I said, LIFE GOT CRAZY. Let's back up a bit...
If you've been following along with the blog for a while now, you've likely read about my quest to lead a more simple life. I've been working to pare down my possessions and fill my life with only those things that bring me joy. I've continually told myself to live with less, quality over quantity, and that it is okay to be happy with a calm life. But you know what? Posting those thoughts and ideas on a blog or on Instagram is one thing. Taking action on those ideas.... well, that is something I can't even put into words.
While quitting my job may seem like a drastic measure, be assured that this decision was not made lightly. Leaving a great company, co-workers that were more like friends, and a job in which I excelled has been one of the hardest decisions of my life. The thing is, I know myself pretty darn well after 26 years. My goals and my dreams were not going to be fulfilled in that job. I have to step away from it all and give myself the time and space to think in order to figure out what is next for me.
So for now, that's the plan. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and into a place of discovery. I plan to do a little travel and a whole lot of self reflection. I hope you will join me on this adventure! 2016, you are off to one heck of a start.
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