You ever get a feeling that it’s time to move on from something? Literally a feeling though? Sometimes it is a feeling in the pit of your stomach. Or sometimes it may just be a light bulb that goes off in your head. Well it happens to me from time to time and I’m getting better at trusting that feeling.
A few months ago I started job searching and sending out my resume more aggressively than usual. I enjoyed my current job but I wanted an increase in salary. I also did not see that there would be any opportunities in the future for promotion at my current job. Although I was sending my resumes out aggressively at first I was barely getting any responses. All of a sudden I was getting emails and phone calls for interviews almost everyday. No exaggeration. Believe me I was shocked myself! I was going on two to three interviews a week. However, there was only one agency that I knew I actually wanted to work with after being interviewed. I felt such positive vibes from the interviewers. In addition, I really appreciated that there were two (2) women interviewing me for this particular agency and that they were in high ranking positions. I felt empowered and inspired at the same time. I prayed about this job really hard. I really wanted to work there. I got called for a second interview, which was super tough, but I felt I handled myself well. A few days later I got the call that I was being offered the job. They warned me not to quit my current job as of yet because it would be about two months before I could actually start.
Fast forward. While waiting for a start date, my current job became hell. It was not due to me being anxious about leaving because I originally did not even want to leave. However, due to constant policy changes and poor decisions on managements part it made going to work miserable. I was totally unhappy. One day I had a full emotional breakdown because of how much I did not want to be there anymore and even contemplated quitting before I received my start date. The very next day I received an email from my future supervisor that the budget was approved for my hire and I would be contacted by HR to get my start date soon. I LITERALLY cried tears of joy in the middle of the street!
I say all if this to say,
I had no idea how bad things would get at my job but God did. I learned so much from my current job. I picked up so many new skills. I built so much more confidence in myself. However, that is all it was, a learning experience. Some things in your life are meant only to teach you. Once you learn the lesson, it is time to move on. Always listen to that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach, that’s God! Trust me, I know!