One giant leap... making the decision to leave my job
So um... I resigned from my job last week. Not only have I resigned from my job but I am leaving my profession. I know... this is huge! Those that know me would be shocked to hear this because I am someone who is usually so sensible and cautious. But it's time to take a chance now. Time to take the leap, never look back, and trust that it will be ok.
I've studied and worked as a psychologist for the last 12 years and it's been such a huge part of my life. There have been lots of things that I've enjoyed about it but there have also been lots of things I've struggled with. I held on for as long as I could... tried so many things to make it work, fearful that walking away would mean that all my years of study, all that time and energy, would have been for nothing. I gave it my all... and in the end, my light burnt out. The last 12 months have been the most challenging but I'm thankful for the experience. I've learnt so much about myself, about what I need, and about how I work. I've learnt about what helps me and what hurts me. And all my experiences have lead me so beautifully to this next part of my life. Now it's time for me to move on.
In many ways I feel that this new direction has been always been a part of me... something I've yearned for and dreamt about. I never thought that I would have the courage to actually do it. But here I am. I have read and listened to many people talk about living a life that's authentic, and I got to a point where I didn't want to be daydreaming/reading/listening. I wanted to be doing. So I enlisted some help through coaching sessions with the soulful Connie Chapman. And with the support and unconditional love from my husband, I am finally able to speak these desires out loud and commit to the change.
What does this all mean exactly? It will mean more of me. Here. It means the opportunity to do something that I absolutely love. And the opportunity to share it with you. I will provide more of the specifics in the near future but basically I will be leaping heart-first into developing a creative business through Pen & Peplum. And I'm so excited. Thank you for sharing my journey so far. I have so much more to share and I'm so looking forward to sharing it with you.
Big hugs, Miranti x