Be Careful What You Wish For — It Just Might Come True
Be Careful What You Wish For… It Just Might Come True
Remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about how I was feeling stuck and how I was ready for a change??
Well, big changes have occurred since then!
The photo above was taken on my trip to France in May. I literally wished for freedom as that photo was taken.
Two weeks after I wrote that post and one month after I made that wish, I was laid off from my part-time bookkeeping job, where I had been employed for the past seven years. Leaving that job behind was inevitable, and honestly, I needed that push — because leaving wasn’t something I could do myself.
I didn’t want to give up the income because it still allowed me the freedom to travel whenever I wanted. But deep down, bookkeeping wasn’t what I wanted to be doing — not even part-time.
It was a bit of a shock at first, but I quickly adapted. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I knew it was a necessary step in my life — a new chapter for me to write.
When I feel challenged, I thrive. When things feel too easy, I get lazy — which is what started happening in my life and why I craved a change.
I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes you need to eliminate a fallback, in order to do your best work.
I’m excited to see what the future holds.
I’m not ready to share all of the details about what comes next for me, but I will keep everyone posted as I transition into new ways of keeping this dream alive.
“When I feel challenged, I thrive. When things feel too easy, I get lazy — which is what started happening in my life and why I craved a change. ”
Same thing with me. I commented on your previous post weeks ago and now I am in the UK. I just realized that I can do so much more. I am now thinking of slowing down in terms of travel and embrace my other love – film and music. Goodluck with your upcoming endeavors! 😀
Good luck figuring what to do next. I am sure exciting opportunities await.
too true about being careful about what you wish for! I have been in a job for about 17 years that is less than satisfying. I wish for a change all the time and now a friend of mine has offered me a chance to work somewhere I think I would love but it would financially stress me out. I’m not sure trading one stress for another will solve my problem – but like you said you needed a push and maybe so do I!
I’ll be very curious as to what fills the void left my work. It is quite remarkable what happens when we put our minds to it.
So glad you didn’t let that layoff sour things for you.
Love that you took the challenge and apparently met it head on. Kudos!
Thanks for the encouragement, Maria!
Touche- one must be careful what one wishes for! I’m sure this will be a blessing in disguise for you – looking forward to more photos on the blog 🙂
what ever the new……….. good luck for that
I’m so excited for you!! I too got my kick in the pants when I lost my job back in the States. I’m SO happy it happened and love the changes that resulted. Wishing you MUCH happiness in whatever unfolds for you. 🙂
I smell opportunity!
So do I! We just need to convince Scott. hehe 😉