I've been keeping a big secret for the last couple of months: I've been laid off from my job. Friday was the last day that I would be walking into the financial district in Toronto, to my desk, to my guaranteed source of income. While I've been grappling with many emotions since learning the news that I soon wouldn't have a job to go to, the one emotion that seems to be at the forefront has been hope. I'm hopeful that this is only the start of something amazing. Maybe this isn't simply losing a job; I'm hopeful that this will be my new beginning.
Truth be told, I've been toying with the idea of becoming a full-time blogger for some time now. Even though my day-job was only part-time, I was still struggling to juggle work with blogging commitments. My diet suffered, my anxiety had really gotten the best of me and I was constantly feeling as though I was giving a B+ version of myself - both to my job and to the blog. Though I was just barely keeping my head above water, I still couldn't pull the trigger on dropping my day-job and moving to blogging full-time. It literally took someone else making a decision for me for anything to happen, but I'm choosing to see it as a sign from the universe. From here on out I will be pursuing blogging as a full-time engagement.
I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Take these beautiful rings from Bluboho for example. When I visited the Bluboho location on Queen Street in Toronto, I was greeted warmly by Cheryl and her amazing staff and started looking around at all of the dainty jewels. Immediately I was drawn to the moonstone ring - I just loved the beautiful white stone cased in delicate gold. Once I learned that moonstone symbolized new beginnings, I was sold - it was so fitting! Cheryl even let me pick out my own moonstone and they customized a ring for me! I chose a stone with some cloudiness to remind myself that my new journey won't always be easy, but it will all add to the beauty of it in the end.
It feels good to get this big secret off my chest. I no longer have guaranteed employment. I will finally be pursuing my dreams and chasing my true passion. I've shared my intentions with the world and will be held accountable whatever the outcome.
I might fail; but I also might fly.
Thank you so much for reading this, and for your continued support - it truly means the world to me. I'll be sharing my experience as a full-time blogger, the ups and downs that come along with it, and any tips that I pick up along the way. Stay tuned.