My last 30, life changing days.
It’s been exactly 30 days since I left my last job and started my new one. After 6 years of progression in my previous role there was a point where I felt as though I had outgrown it; it was time to move on. The progress turned into a personal dead end. The organization I left was good to me and I was great to them but it was high time for change for the both of us. The job was stressful and I was always working even when I wasn’t. A great job, just not for me anymore.
Moving on was a huge risk for me emotionally and professionally however it’s incredible what effects you can have when you change your environment and have an open mind about your future:
- I haven’t stepped on a scale, but I’m confident that I’ve lost at least 15 pounds. Eating well and being in a role that allows for me to walk around all day. A few weeks ago I bought new denim online because my old ones were worn out. The new ones don’t fit properly because they’re too big. I haven’t been a size 32–33 in almost 5 years! The tee’s I’ve been wearing partially snug are now a little too big for me. It’s fantastic, great confidence booster. Now if I just made time for the gym…
- My creativity is at what seems to be a 5-year high; revisiting favourite music that inspired me to pick up my guitars, reading, and writing more often. I’ve suppressed my desire to do this for years by choosing to put work ahead of everything. I’ve enrolled in an online writing 101 course again and I’m planning to contribute regularly on Medium & my website all in good time. No rush, just taking my time.
- Work is no longer a top priority; my education and creativity is my primary focus and my income is the fuel that supplements it.
My new job is great and I work with some incredible people. The job itself can be a little tedious at times however it also grants me the freedom to take some time to read and write. Pretty awesome, right?
At the risk of sounding cliché, it holds true when they say that you change with your environment. I’ve never truly understood that until I started this new job. Being surrounded by great people in every different direction has given me a new lease on life and the ability to broaden my perspectives on where I see myself.
My last 30 days can only been summed up as life changing. When we make assumptions about ourselves we become self limiting and our peripheral vision on life is not as wide as it should be. We build walls behind us that stops us from being able to step back and see the bigger picture.
The walls are never permanent, in fact, they were never there in the first place.
Nothing is permanent unless you let it become permanent.