My life is about to change in ways I never imagined.
By the time you read this, I will have resigned from my full-time job as a paralegal.
Why this is such a big deal? Why am I taking such a big leap of faith? There are many reasons, but here are just a few.
1. I am paid very well for the job I do. I’ve been there for almost 10 years, and that’s longer than I’ve ever worked anywhere else.
2. I don’t have another job. I’m leaving to pursue my own business. No guaranteed salary. No benefits like paid holidays, vacations, health insurance.
3. In these current economic times, most people are hanging on to their jobs for dear life, not walking away from them.
4. I’m 51 years old. And single. And no, I don’t have a trust fund or savings account to live off of.
What I do have is a dream. A dream that’s bigger than any job I’ve ever had. And for a whole lot of reasons, this is the time for me to pursue that dream and turn my business into reality. It’s sort of like the perfect storm of circumstances has come together. And I’m listening to my intuition. I’m following my heart. For many years, through many relationships, I ignored my intuition and made decisions from my head. Those decisions were never in my best interest. It’s time to follow my heart and see what juicy, exciting experiences are waiting for me!
The attorney I’ve worked for these 10 years is a wonderful man and a great attorney. He and I make a great team. I know he won’t understand what I’m doing, and he’ll probably think I’m crazy.
But it’s time. Just like when you know a marriage or other relationship is over. When you know, you just know.
I honestly believe that everything we experience in life happens to prepare us for the next step or phase in our life. The question is: will we have the courage to take it and make that leap of faith?
I know that my life is better because of the last 10 years I’ve spent at this job. And I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunities I’ve had there.
However, the dream I have is much bigger than continuing in my paralegal job. I’ve been called to do something bigger for a long time. When I learned what my life purpose is last year, I knew it was just a matter of time before I did this. Now is the time.
Am I scared or nervous? No. And I think it’s because I believe in what I’m doing deep in my soul. Will it be easy? I don’t know. I just no that there is no other alternative for me than to follow my dreams.
It’s never too late to follow your dream. When something is over, let it go and have the courage to step into something new, even if you’re scared to death. Even if you don’t know what that next step is or where it will lead. It doesn’t matter if it’s a job, a marriage, a long-term relationship, a friendship, or where you live.
No matter how old you are, follow your heart. We each only have this one life to live on this earth. Find your purpose, find your bliss, and live it.
Is there a leap of faith you want to take? I’d love to know what it is, so please leave your comments below. And if I can support you, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Because my integrity is one of my most important values, I’m not giving a standard two-week notice. I will stay in my job until September 2nd. That gives them plenty of time to find a replacement for me and make the transition. That’s me being true to myself and the values I hold so high.