A New Beginning
Life is full of surprises. Have you ever heard the saying, ‘when one door shuts, another one opens’? Well it’s so true, but up until now, I didn’t realise just how powerful a new beginning could be.
I was always scared of opportunities closing, when I didn’t like something anymore I thought I’d failed, everyone else is able to stick at what they’re doing. Why can’t I?
But lately I’ve realised it’s not a sign of weakness or failure. It’s a deeper feeling within, a sense that what I was doing wasn’t right for me, and finally I’ve awakened the power and strength to understand what I should be doing.
Have you ever been so emotional about something that you couldn’t sleep?
That was me this week. I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster ride and I can feel it’s about to get even more intense, but in a good way.
Today is my last day at work.
That’s right. The moment I’ve been talking about and planning for so long is finally here.
It still feels almost surreal.
Last weekend I cleaned out my work car as I have to return it today. Driving around this week without any of my personal touches was the first realisation that this is really happening.
Yesterday I attended a function with about 40 of the brokers I deal with regularly and although I was saying goodbye it still didn’t feel real.
I went back to the office and cleared out my desk. I had finished all my work by 4pm, yet I still found myself sitting in the office at 6pm chatting to my teammates, I didn’t even realise what I was doing.
It’s funny how we get so set in doing something, that even when we’re close to the moment of being free, we still hold on.
Of course there is a part of me that will miss my job. Well not the job, but the people, after all it’s the people that have helped me through the tough times, the people that have seen me rise above, and the people that have been there to support me all along.
But the important people will stay in my life no matter what.
The important people will be hear to cheer me on as they see me enter this new chapter of my life, this new beginning.
Then I think about the bigger picture. Eight years working for one company. In this day and age that’s a long stint. Most people change jobs like they change underwear these days – just goes to show how unsatisfied they are (that’s a post for another day). Although I can’t say I’m completely different, whilst I stayed with the same company, I did move around lots of different departments thinking each one would be better.
But…eight years. Eight years of comfort. Eight years of a constant pay check. Eight years of mostly good times.
Then you could say…
Eight years of following rules. Eight years of having to listen to someone else. Eight years of holding back. Eight years of not chasing my dreams.
I will never say a bad word about my company. I’ve always loved working for them and they’ve always treated me well.
It’s the classic, ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ line.
I just don’t fit in that world anymore. I don’t think I ever really did, but I never knew any better before.
This is my chance to push myself to the limits and make my dreams come true. I have four months off and I am taking this opportunity to go full steam ahead.
I cannot go back to working for someone else. I cannot go back to being stifled. I am my own boss. I am strong and I am free.
I am abandoning unsatisfying servitude and savouring incredible experiences.
I am embracing a new beginning, and I will not be looking back.
Of course there’s part of me that’s scared. Wondering what I’m doing? Will I make it? I wouldn’t be human if I wasn’t feeling scared right now. But, like I’ve said before, if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough!
Then there’s the excitement. The pride. The joy. I haven’t been able to stop smiling in the office this week.
I’ve had an overwhelming sense of gratitude and appreciation for everything that has happened so far and everything better that’s ahead.
Everything I’ve been working towards is falling into place.
This is my time to shine. My time for a new beginning, to assume my real place in the world, to help others achieve their dreams alongside me, to live vicariously and free.
I’m sure I’ll cry at some point today. But those will be tears of joy.
Because I’ve done it. I’ve escaped my 9-5. And I’m going to live my life. So technically I’m on a three month career break, but I’m already 100% certain I will not be going back and I will attract that into my life. Stay tuned for confirmation.
I hope my actions will encourage you to do the same. We can all be part of the shift that’s happening in the world. We can be change. We can be free. We just need to come together and work as one.
If you’re ready for a new beginning, click here to work with me today.
If you’re not quite sure if you’re ready but want to chat, then make sure you comment on my post, or add me on social media (my links are on the side)
Don’t hold back, my arms are always open.
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