A GIANT leap….

I just did something terrifying.

I’m excited beyond belief for the possibilities but also, quite frankly, terrified.

I just gave notice at my current job without having another one lined up. I really enjoy the people I work with and wish the company every success but the time has come for me to leave. See, the thing is that I’m not passionate about this job and it doesn’t particularly inspire me so I have decided to leave and go find my passion. What that is, I’m not 100% sure but I now have placed a little bit of pressure on myself to go figure it out. My greatest fear is to wake up 10 years from now and realize that I am still in the same job, still not loving it and still to scared to take a leap.

I’ve been told that you can’t always love your job and that it is possible to pursue passions on the side with the money that your job generates – I know that is the standard line and I understand it but I have to ask, why? Why can’t I love my job? Why can’t it inspire me? Why can’t I passionately believe in the work I am doing? I’m not ok with the idea of settling.

Today I start my new adventure…..

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mini Jacques on August 4, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Love your blog…
    And you are brave!
    But based on the book “10-10-10” ask yourself will your decision matter in 10 minutes? Ten months or ten years. You’ll look back on this day 10 years from now and say, “Best thing I ever did!”.

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  2. Hurray – and good luck!

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  3. Posted by Dwight on August 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Go get ’em, Jacqui. Too many people are caught up in what they’re making, not how they’re making it, and that’s a shame. Especially around here, where many go to a job they hate for 30 years because they don’t think they can walk away from the cash.

    Congratulations on your bravery… you’ll be much richer once you find a job you connect with, even if your paycheque isn’t as big.

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  4. Posted by Deb Maber on August 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    “Now” is always better than later – go after your passion Jacqui while real life doesn’t have you hog tied!!

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  5. Posted by Deb Maber on August 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    “Now” is always better than later – go after your passion Jacqui, before “real life” has you hog tied ;o))

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  6. Posted by Stephanie on August 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    very inspiring, Jacqui! it gets a little tiring always listening to people say that they wished they did that, would have gone there, should have done it before i got tied down… untie the ropes and go!!!!
    i recently came to the same conclusion about my life. although, i’m not quitting my field of work, i am dropping everything here to explore the “land down under” and expand my horizons. no timeline, no concrete plans, just an adventure!! a little scary, but so exhilirating!!

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  7. Thanks everyone for your support!!

    It definitely was not an easy decision but like you Steph, I get tired of the should have, could haves and don’t want to live that way. Good luck to you on your adventure – I can’t wait to hear all about it!!

    Dwight – you are so right. Too many people are caught up chasing the money and don’t ever explore their true interests and passions. Thanks for your support!

    Mini – I hope so!!

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