Starting over

So, I'm starting over. 

As most of you know, after college I got a job as reporter. I spent my time interviewing some of the most inspiring people I have ever met and telling their stories for others to read.

It was fun, it was amazing.

I worked with an excellent female editor, who mentored me and let my own personal writing style shine. I was able to grow community connections where I worked and made friends with my fellow writers.

Things were going great; things were going fine.

Until they weren't and I wasn't happy anymore.

After weeks of sticking it out, I decided it was time for a change.

I officially left my position on Aug.5. It was bittersweet, but I was ready.

I'm not too sure where my next adventure will take me -- or even what that next adventure is -- but I do know that I'm on the right path.

So, dear reader, if you have the ability to leave a situation that doesn't fulfill you anymore, DO IT.

I know it can seem scary - like really scary.

It can make you feel like this.

Before leaving my job, I went back and forth on my decision for weeks.

I thought about how much I enjoyed many, many aspects of my work. I thought about my commitment to everyone I met along the way.

I thought about a lot of things, but at the end of the day I knew in my heart I was making the right decision. 

My happiness -- and yours -- should always come first. We should never have to wake up dreading the day.

This morning, I'm thrilled to say I woke up happy. I woke up ready to see what will come next.

Cheers to starting over.

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