First, I’d like to thank everyone for the words of encouragement I’ve received since my last post. It really helped during the grieving process and has pushed me to question what I really want in life. Due to a series of events I’ve decided to follow my heart and pursue my dream. As of September 1, I will be writing full-time again!
Deviating from a stable career and income scares the living daylights out of most people, but for me staying at a 9 – 5 isn’t an option. Doing something I don’t want to do has put me through the wringer – migraines, questioning myself and emotional outbursts. When I decided to leave my stable, cushy job the migraines disappeared and this blanket of calm settled over me. Leaving my corporate job and pursuing my writing career is the right thing for me to do. Doing something that is making you miserable is a waste of time and as Les Brown says, it’s “spiritual suicide.” When I told my coworkers I was going to leave for the THIRD time (those that know me) weren’t surprised. They know I wasn’t happy and the loss of my best friend gave me this sense of urgency to change my life. Right now.
I believe we all deserve to be happy. The outpouring of support from my fans who I’ve neglected for over a year really nailed home that there are people out there willing me to do what I love most. There’s no better feeling in the world. I’m giving in and letting life lead. Letting go is terrifying and liberating, but I’m willing to take the jump.
Wish me luck, folks! I’ll keep you all posted as I set out on this journey 😉