I don’t even know where to start. Three months ago I resigned from my job after four years and I am going into my last week of employment. It serves as the end of one phase and the beginning of another. Funny thing is that I am in the least bit scared because I know that things will turn out just fine but that does not mean that it’s going to be easy.
Well let me give you a bit of the background as to how I got to that decision. Like any other graduate I had big dreams of what my future would look like after school. I have always had a thing for business and not just one aspect of it but getting to know about all the dynamics. That’s why rising up the corporate ladder has never been my dream because it meant settling for just one thing.
While I was choosing the course I wanted to pursue in university it was a hard decision because I did not want to just settle for one or rather I didn’t know which one to settle for. I have always loved to learn which can be a good or bad thing depending on where you are in life. I ended up pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management and Accounts on the side.
After graduating I got a reliever job as an Accountant where I was supposed to cover for someone who was on maternity but as God would have it I got hired permanently. Looking back it was the right fit because I got to not only learn about Accounts but also HR, Marketing, Brand Management and Operations either directly or indirectly.
There are always pros and cons in most situations and this case since my core competence was in Accounts and in a non financial institution there is so much you can do since it’s all repetitive. In my third year I was not motivated and started to go to work late. I felt like whatever I was doing did not have an impact and I was only there for the money. I probably should have left at that point but I was scared but then again I’d say that I was not ready.
It was in that year that my then boyfriend introduced me to a 30 day challenge that he’d been introduced to by his cousin and suggested that I try it out and I would say that was the beginning of my personal development/ self rediscovery journey. I read a lot, stumbled upon many Youtube videos, courses and resources. I learnt that if I wanted to change it had to start with a mindset shift first and that took a little over one and a half years.
As I was going through that phase I knew eventually that I would have to leave my comfort zone which was my job, what was not clear was when. I have had people use what you’d consider to be a cliche which is “ You’ll know” and truth be told when you know you know. I felt like Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible movies where you lay low for a while but when you are called back on duty you know that it’s time and I had no doubt in my mind that it was time.
During today’s mass I asked God to use me because I am just a vessel. All the downloads that I have received in form of ideas are His and it’s only Him who can help me bring them into reality. I want to good and impact lives and that means doing things differently, taking risks, stepping out of my comfort zone and always seeking to grow. It’s not going to be a smooth ride for sure but I’d rather choose that than safe. I am really excited and looking forward to see how things unfold and share this journey with you.