I really did it. I actually quit my job after being in the 9-5 world most of my life. I am now my own boss. I had leave. I was dying a slow death. I looked at my life and all I saw was working until my mortgage was paid off at the same job I had been doing for the past 10 years; where I was over qualified and under paid. Oh, and I would be 69 when my mortgage was paid off (yes, that was accelerated).
I hated my job. It was never ending stress. Working front-line mental health there was always someone who wasn't doing well and a client that even though I saw the imminent disaster I could not get them to problem solve and avoid the mess. It was then my job to make it okay and a lot of the time I just couldn't. This is human nature; you can't save people from themselves.
But I could save me.
So I resigned. I wasn't quite ready but I just had to. With my qualifications I should be making twice as much as I do. Now is my time to invest in me, use my skill and be my own boss. It is up to me to make it or break it.
Despite the fact that I have been a worrier most of my life and have gone through some pretty debilitating bouts of depression and anxeity I am okay with this. In my bones I know I will be okay. I am still in awe that I did it. I quit my job with nothing but myself to rely on. WOW!
Check out my next blog to see how Six Figure Mentors (sfm) pushed me to make it possible.