I had a tiny bit of savings and a whole lot of hope when I walked out of the door from the job I had been at for the last six years. It was a good job in that it was very secure and it paid relatively well with increases annually (sometimes three times a year). Being in that office, I probably would have been set for the life. There were people retiring who had been there 30+ years and retired with great pensions that would leave them in a good position for the rest of their lives. But I walked out of the door with just enough hope to push me over the threshold and this is why.
A steady paycheck is nice. IT REALLY IS. But you know what else is nice? Being healthy. Having peace of mind. Being happy. My job paid bills and was unhealthy, toxic, and soul-killing. The anxiety that it caused made me a miserable and barely healthy person. As I struggle with anxiety as is, working in an atmosphere where you are yelled at daily, over-looked, and over-worked only exacerbates that and once I started being forced to take on work that was not part of my original job description and being punished if I didn’t, I knew it was something I couldn’t do anymore.
Well God knew it too and my job offered layoffs. The day it happened, my coworkers started emailing me saying, “This is it!” and I knew they were right.
I knew that I had always wanted to work for myself and generate an income off of something that I loved and controlled myself. So I left with very little money saved and I set out on my adventure. The adventure of entrepreneurship.
Do I know how I am going to pay my bills from month to month? Nope! Is my savings starting to dwindle? Yep! Am I working harder everyday to get everything in place to be able to sustain a livable income? Sure am! …and I am the happiest I have been in a long time and I work everyday to get back on track to being healthy as well.
I jumped …and right now I’m still gliding but one day soon, I will fly and if you stay here with me, you will watch me on my journey to soaring heights.