How is everyone doing? I wanted to chat a little bit about my life post my most recent marketing job. If you have kept up with my blog at all you would know that a couple weeks ago I posted about leaving my job as a marketing program specialist at a small healthcare consulting firm. Even though I was in a toxic work environment this was difficult decision for me because I did not know how my life would turn out. I was nervous that I would regret my decision and become anxious about my next steps. I had been looking for a new job for months prior to quitting and I could not find anything (probably due to the current job market because of the pandemic). I was nervous but I knew that leaving my marketing job was the only sensible next step. I was becoming more and more depressed and losing myself by continuing to work there. No job or money is worth losing yourself.
For the past couple of weeks I have started to feel a lot better than I did when I was working full time. I have much more energy and my days no longer feel long and dreadful. I used to wish my days away, waiting for 5pm so that I could be done with work for the day. How terrible is that? I am happy to be at a point where I can look forward to the day ahead of me. I am working part time at Anthropologie and I am like how it adds some structure to my week. Without it, I think I would feel a lot more lazy and unproductive. I must admit, there has been a part of me that feels a little down about going back to the job I worked during college. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Anthropologie and I am so grateful that it allows me the opportunity to make money during this time. In a way it made me feel like I am going backwards, however I know that this is temporary and that I am moving through life at my own place. @quotesbychristie recently posted on Instagram a quote that says “you don’t need to impress anyone with your life choices.” This quote resonates with me at this time in my life because I know that I am not on the path that most people in my neighborhood are on. I never expected to quit my corporate job and go back to retail. I am perfectly okay where I am in life and I do not have to impress anyone with my choices. I am finally feeling more like myself again and that is more important than any position or accolade.
Since quitting, I noticed that I am starting to dress the way I used to again. Fashion has always been important in my life and I went through a period of time where I started to neglect my fashion style and dress in whatever was easiest. This was so unlike me and a tell-tale sign that I was loosing myself. I am now starting to be more creative with my outfits and it makes me feel much more confident. I need to feel like myself in order to show up in the world as a creative and centered person. I am so proud of myself for taking this courageous first step. This was definitely an act of self care and self love. In the next upcoming weeks I am planning on traveling so that I can expand my mind and have a change of perspective. I haven’t traveled since 2019 so I am really looking forward to it. I feel as if I am in a pivotal time in my life and I look forward to seeing what this time brings. I have become somewhat bored with my routines so I am working to find one that I truly love. Having a routine helps me to thrive and feel the most levelheaded. Within the next couple of weeks my plan is to implement a morning and nighttime routine. It does not have to be anything fancy and crazy, just something to keep me a bit more organized and structured!
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