Why I quit my job to blog

About a month ago I quit my full time job to follow my dreams of being a freelance writer and a beauty blogger.  I’m excited to start this new chapter in my life. I see it as an adventure. Yet whenever I tell someone they look at me as if I’ve lost my mind. “Are you sure that’s a good idea?” “Are you sure this is what you really want?” They don’t get my reasoning behind it.

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Why would I quit a perfectly good job with perfectly nice people? The reason is simple. I was unhappy. I wasn’t doing anything for my soul. I wasn’t following my dreams. I felt like I was at a standstill, I had all these awesome ideas and plans but no time/energy to go through with them. It made me realize that I was only there for the paycheck and not because I was passionate about what I was doing.

Please don’t mistake that for ungratefulness. I consider myself very blessed to have the opportunity to work with people that I genuinely like. My bosses were awesome. The problem wasn’t the money, it wasn’t the people, it wasn’t even the work. At the end of the day the problem was that I was miserable. Why? Because I wasn’t doing what I love. I felt uninspired and bored. I wasn’t writing, I wasn’t creating, I wasn’t expressing myself. I was just working, and just working wasn’t working for me.

So that left me with a choice to make. Either take a risk and follow my dreams or play it safe and put my dreams on the back burner.

 

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So here I am, siting at my desk writing my first blog post in over six months. Yes. Half a year. I can hardly believe it’s been that long, but it has. I’m ready to let it all out. I have so much I want to talk about and share with you guys.

I organized my desk/ beauty area. What do you think? Do you dig it? I feel like there’s something missing, not sure what yet. I’ll know when I see it ;)

TL;DR: I quit my job to blog.

P.S I’ll let you know how that happiness thing goes…

XX

Shelly

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