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I Quit My Job To Do What I Love

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I put in my resignation letter last week. (My boss came up right behind me as I was typing it, LOL!) I am super excited to say that:

Today was my last day working a 9-5 job.

My day job was working as a CEO’s assistant. Something I’ve done for about 10 years or so. I can’t stand it, but really, the pay is great (well, at least in NY it is) for doing work that doesn’t require much other than common sense, MS Outlook and half a personality. Really put my degree to good use, eh.

Happy to know that I will not go back to that life again.

Carlton

 


Everyone at my job is asking me why I’m leaving. I really want to say “ummm do you really think I’m here just for this? I’m here for epic dopeness, F yall and your goddamn calendars. You racist mofos don’t deserve alla this here! ::bodyroll::” …..But instead I tell them the semi-truth with a sweet smile. “Oh, I’m leaving to be home with my babies!” to which everyone says “Awww!” and wishes me well.

What I don’t say is the other part of the truth: I am leaving to start growing and expanding my businesses. Speaking more, Writing for more people/outlets, Coaching on a larger scale, and growing this here bloggyblog.

 

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I won’t be any executive’s “calendar bitch,” as a former colleague once called our position, ever again. If John gets hit by a bus and dies tomorrow, and all of our savings somehow evaporates, I’d still not go back. I’d keep grinding with my business, and find another way to earn a living until my biz sustained us.

I mentioned that August was a month of “recalibration” and this is the biggest recalibration I’m going to have to go through. My daily schedule is going to change bigtime. I have to figure out a new routine, and balance my children and house and biz building. I’m afforded the time and opportunity to be the mom I want to be and ability to play larger in business as well. *Squeal!!*

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You can probably guess I am bubbling over with gratitude about this whole life change. I am grateful for what I currently earn online, and grateful for John’s job being able to sustain us. Grateful for his support, and the support of my family on my entrepreneurial endeavors. So freakin’ grateful that I get to be home with my little nuggets again. Cuz really, who wouldn’t wanna spend their days with these cuties:

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I’m grateful for my old day job. Without it we wouldn’t have gotten our home, but I am extra grateful to be leaving it!

August 13th 2015 is the day I quit my job to do what I love: be a kickass at-home mommy, and thriving entrepreneur.

I Quit My Job

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Erin

Monday 24th of August 2015

I love stories like this! Congratulations!!!!

LaShon @ For the Love of Curls

Monday 17th of August 2015

You got this! I wish you the best. I've been self-employed for almost 10 years and I'd almost have to be living in my car to go back to working for "the man". I don't miss it at all.

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