CHANGING THE GOAL POSTS
It’s been an emotional few weeks around here this past month or so.
I quit my job. I know people quit their jobs all the time, so whats the big deal you ask? It was a big deal for me. Big enough that I couldn’t talk about it with out bursting into tears for a month or so.
You see its very rare that you find a job where employers and co workers become friends and family. A office full of women that get along 99% of the time. I was lucky to find one of those jobs when I was 22. And then I stayed for almost 13 years, maybe 12 – I can’t remember – times flies when your having fun they say, and flew it did!
They were there for me when my parents divorced, when I got married and of course when we welcomed Archer and Ivy. Having no family here myself, they were my family for a while before I met The Mr. There were tears, fights, maybe a flying drink or three but most of there were lots of laughs. Real, laugh until you cry and your belly hurts laughs. You know the ones where, if you’ve had kids, had you running to the toilet. And a lot of bad karaoke! Yeah sorry about that guys – I sure was entertaining hey?
But it was time for a change. I had been thinking of it for a while but that pesky self doubt is a bitch. What would I do? I couldn’t do office work – I don’t know my excel from my powerpoint and don’t get me started on formatting a word document. Going to uni wasn’t a option – too lazy for a 3yr degree. I wasn’t really trained to do any thing but dispensing. So I happily stayed for a while longer, I had it good and there was no really reason to leave other than I wanted to try something different.
But sometimes when you least expect it, a job shows up and you think “Yep! I can actually do that” It was a lovely liker over on Facebook that alerted me to this job saying “I would be perfect for it” and this time my self doubt turned into self confidence and I agreed.
The job was for a Social Media Marketing Manager – 1 day a week. It was perfect. It was actually my dream job. I had been studying all things social media for a while, attending courses and reading as much as I could online. I knew that it was something I wanted to do. Time to put some knowledge to the test. As luck would have it, I got the job. Fast forward 4 months and they offered me 3 days a week! Of course I said yes, but it meant I had to leave the team at the Optometrist.
I don’t want to bore you any more with this little ol’ sorry but I just wanted to say that sometimes you have to trust yourself that you can make a change and follow your dreams. Its never to late to decide on what your dream job might be and when you figure it out – go for it. I never ever thought I would leave the optometrist and leaving was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I know it has been the right decision.
So get out there and change those goal posts and chase that dream because if I can do it, believe me, anyone can!
Have you ever changed goal posts? How did it go?