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I quit my career today.

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Some people will look at me like I’m crazy. I probably am. I’ve worked hard, VERY HARD to be in the position I am in now, to change careers? Go back to being broke and studying? Believe me no one has thought this through more than I have.

If you read my blog, or just know me personally. You will know I have a bit of an obsession of understanding and bettering the human mind, I can’t begin to tell you how many books I have read on it. How much advice I have given friends, how many documentaries I’ve watched.

I’ve suffered a lot of trauma in my life, sudden deaths, poverty, abuse to name a few. I have seen these things first hand and through the eyes of others. I see emotional pain and I want to help fix it. I am so passionate about so many things to help better the lives of others whether it’s racial, gender or class inequality.

But marketing ? No.

The truth is marketing isn’t for me. Phew. I said it. I’ve admitted it, before it was too late. I feel my purpose is higher than that, and not in some weird hippie way (although I am becoming more and more spiritual). But working in a corporate environment for a corporate company that sucked the life out of me wasn’t fueling my ambitions. As much as I respect that profession –  I have no one to look up too in that field – I didn’t really care much about progression, because I didn’t really want to progress, because I had no interest in it.

If you also know me you know I’m the geeky over achiever who likes to read and learn. I’m also extremely ambitious, but faced with daily responsibilities stuck in an office those days of passion for education and development seemed long behind me. So I made a stand and I finally said f*ck everyone else’s expectations of me. And this office. And this meaningless work. F*ck it all. I’m proud of myself for constantly and consistently having the balls to leave situations or people behind that no longer help me grow into the person I want to be.

I have got into one of the best universities in the country to study my Masters in Philosophy with Psychology and I truly believe that this is my calling and I cannot wait to start next month on my new adventure.

We have one life and I intend to live it fully, to not settle, to find adventure, to learn and love and help others. & I hope you do too. And I hope that you too, live a life that you are proud of.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Jenny

    Best of luck with your Masters! I totally agree with you that if something really isn’t making you happy, moving onto something that will is always a great thing to do x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    August 30, 2017 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Lisa

    I did a very similar thing back in May when I quit my well-paid office job in London to move to Brighton and jump head first into freelancing. I’m still trying to find my ground and am wobbling a little bit but the feeling of liberation was incredible. x

    August 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Chichi

    Good luck with your Masters! And congratulations on having the balls to quit something that’s not working out for you. Life is way too short. I wish you the best of luck!

    Chichi
    chichiwrites.com

    August 31, 2017 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Zed

    Good for you for making a change. Best of luck!!

    August 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Lea

    Best of Luck on your new journey! I admire you for doing what feels right. I hope your Masters degree gives you everything you hoped for.
    Lea, xx
    http.//asnippetoflife.com

    September 2, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply keepingupwithflopi

    Best of luck! I respect you so much for having the balls to start over !!

    September 5, 2017 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Sophie Hatter

    Good for you its so difficult to explain to someone that you dont want to do what’s expected of You! Best of luck in your masters I hope its everything you want it to be xox

    September 13, 2017 at 1:04 am
  • Reply North

    Love this! And I totally get it. Best of luck with studying & respect for leaving a situation that wasn’t doing anything for you x

    September 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Chloe Hutchinson

    Love this post. Go you!! Totally envious of your confidence to do this. I’ve been having an internal debate for weeks about whether to quit my career in PR for similar reasons. Good luck with your studies..but most of all enjoy it! Xx

    September 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm
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