Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Let's chat {about new beginnings}

Happy New 2013 friends!!

I know it's all over the blogosphere right now, and a bit cheeseball, but I am really feeling a change coming on in this new year.  What a time for transformation, reinvention, rejuvenation!

If you've been following along, you know that my life got flip turned upside down in the fall.  I was on track to be an accountant.  Had the job, the classes, the stable life, the money, and all the security in the world.  I was living the dream right?  The house would come next and then the wedding.  But, there was a lingering pit in my stomach telling me something just wasn't quite right.  Like I was living some one else's life. 

I made a bold and very sudden decision to quit the path to accounting back in June, and started this blog as a way to push myself to explore my creativity and find my true personality.  This expression has really helped me grow and learn, and I discovered new dreams to pursue, and a world full of inspiring and supportive people (thank you).  In November, I quit my soul sucking job, and had my official last day right before Christmas. 

What now?  A new job maybe?  A new life path?  Honestly, I have absolutely no idea what's next for me.  It sort of freaks me out, and yet, it is the most exciting and ballsy thing I have ever tried- Just finding myself.  I've been talking about it for months, and now that the time is right, I'm not sure where to begin.  How will I know what the right next step is? 

2013 is going to be my year friends!  It has to be.  It has no choice in the matter.  My previous path ended with 2012, and I have nowhere to go but down a different fork in the road.   A true new beginning for this lady who fears change.

I call on you fellow bloggers!  Any words of advice would be so greatly appreciated.  Have any of you jumped off this cliff like I have?  Taken leaps of faith without a net below you? 

Here's to new beginnings, and reinventions!



  1. Girrrl I am in the same boat as you...I quit my awful job (property management) and did a bit of soul searching myself. But, I have come to the realization that it wasn't the actual job that I hated but the office dynamics is what was the real problem. So, Im searching for a job in property management somewhere else and I think that will be good for me :-) I think that this year will bring great things for you!

  2. Been there done that in 2012. Left a job I HATED! Figured a couple of things out. And now I'm moving step by step at my own business. 2013 is gonna bring great things I'm sure of it!

  3. I need to find a job now. I got laid off right after xmas, right out of nowhere. 2013 has not started out well. Good luck to you, and Happy New Beers ;) hehe

  4. Too many thoughts on this for just one comment :) I feel ya! I'm excited to follow along on the journey.

  5. Yaaa... I just change what I want to do, a lot. haha! So I'm probably not the best for advice. Best of luck though!! :) Love your blog!

  6. I used to hate all odd numbered years - so I like that you are taking this year on with the sentiment that it will be your year! Good luck!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  7. Congrats on taking such a huge (and scary) leap!
    I know how hard it can be, my husband had to leave his 9year position in the medical field, in 2009, he still isn't where he wants to be, but is in a much better place than before :)
    I think the best advice I could give you is to not get stuck in a "temporary "position while looking for what you really want, it's ok to take something temporary, but it's easy to get sucked in for far too long and put off looking for your dream job, good luck!

  8. hey, thank you for stopping by my blog. glad to find your blog & a new friend. i wish you well on the new leap ... i know you will so enjoy the new times. all the best in 2013 for you!! big hugs. ( :

  9. Good for you! Wishing you the best on your new journey. I did something similar a little over a year and a half ago. From the accounting field too, actually. I couldn't take the atmosphere any more. Quit the job with nothing lined up and ended up working several part time jobs to cover the bills. I learned so much about myself and what I was (and wasn't) skilled at and what made my heart sing. Eventually I was given the opportunity for a job that I am absolutely passionate about that I never would have found otherwise. My best advice would be to listen to your gut. You ultimately know what's right for you! Don't be afraid to experiment with part time work, there are some good things out there that can lead to some awesome opportunities. Libraries are a great place to look, if you can!

  10. I can totally relate to this post. I admire your for listening to your gut feeling and pursuing your creativity. I also just left my well-paying job (of the past 8 years!!) to go back to uni to do Translation (long story but this is my creativity :)

    Newest follower here!

    Stephanie (from the blog hop)

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