Sunday, 17 November 2013

Leigh Unleashed

Last Tuesday, I made a life changing decision. It's something that took months of deliberation, back and forth arguments with myself and nights spent mulling my decision over. By the time I handed in my resignation, though, I had already well and truly made up my mind.

Going to a job that I wasn't happy doing was really taking its toll on me. Every morning, I would wake up dreading the day ahead of me and every night before bed, it was all I could think about. I was at the point where I was complaining to everyone about how miserable I was and how much I hated my job. No one wants to hear that and I hated myself every time I heard it come out of my own mouth. It became an obsession, it was unhealthy and it was consuming my life! Now that it's done, I feel an immense relief and a weight has lifted off my shoulders.

Everyday that passes since Tuesday, I get more and more excited for the future ahead of me! My heart pounds in anticipation for the path I have chosen to take! The 9-5, slaving away for a big corporation that doesn't appreciate you, rat-race lifestyle just isn't for me. I have closed that door behind me and I never intend on going back.

I remember a few years ago when I was having dinner with some old high school classmates. One of my good friends had quit his job because he was so unhappy and this one girl that I never really liked anyway was ranting on about how he was wrong to have quit his job, no one likes their job anyway and he should just "suck it up". I vehemently disagreed with her and an argument ensued.

No one should ever be miserable doing what they spend the majority of their day doing. It's not right and your soul suffers.

Follow your passions and your dreams and don't get stuck into doing something just because that's what everyone expects you to do. I have been asked so many times by so many people what I plan on doing now. They'll never understand that working the "conventional way" isn't for me and even when I tell them my dreams and passions, they shake their heads and tell me not to be impulsive. Don't listen to those people because only you know what will make you happy and what won't.

I have a dream and I'm willing to give it everything I have to make sure it succeeds, even quitting a well paying, secure, full time job. Not many people will agree with me but I know I made the right decision.

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