It’s been a year since this post – Click here to see what I’ve learned since then!
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.
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.
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!!*
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:
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
How was YOUR day?!
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It’s been a year since this post – Click here to see what I’ve learned in my first year
Now that was some dope shit! I’m counting the days until I can do the same. Working for someone in coporate america can be hell. I’ve had 23 years of it! I applaud you!
Thanks you so much Shawana!! When will you be taking the leap?
LaChaya Terry says
You’re so awesome! Congrats on your new journey! You just don’t know how many women you are inspiring by stepping out. I hope to do the same thing one day soon. I look foward to reading about it.
THANK YOU LaChaya!!! Thank you so much. I hope to inspire women go be more, be better, etc…
Good luck to you stepping out soon too. What’s your timeframe?
Congrats Dani! Quit my job back in 2010 so can relate to how you may be feeling. Had mixed emotions due to the unknown but felt overall freedom. It was around the same time Drake’s song ‘Over’ came out and remember some of those lyrics being my theme song. You’re doing you and living life right now. Congrats on your decision again!
YAY!!! Love that you even had a theme song around your freedomday 🙂 Thank you so much, and congrats to you!!! What did you quit to do?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read and read this! Good for you and all your Dope Ish 🙂 I hope I can make a similar post one day!
Oh April!!!! Thank you my dear girl. Thank you so much.. I hope you can make a similar post some day SOON!!! What’s your plan?
Love it!!! Now you gotta coach my as to get in shape in do more dope shit song can make more money! Both my girls are back in school spin can get back on my regular schedule. Yyyyyaaasssss
YAY for the girls back in school and girl let’s do this!!
Patrice M Foster says
I when from full time to part time not all the way there yet but will in time a work in process. Your blog post is funny and engaging. Thanks for sharing.
You rock!!!! You are an inspiration!!! I want to be just like you when I grow up!!! 🙂
Thanks Tracy!!! I’m psyched. You can do it too!! What would your dream be?
First, I love the gifs.
Seriously, congrats on leaving and going out and doing what you want to do. Good luck on having your businesses grow and have funs pending time with your babies.
Siobhan (BeFree Project) says
Congrats!!!! I was laid off from my job in 2013 and it was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I “get” to wake up everyday doing what I love. I love that you were able to quit your job and pursue your passion FT and to top it off be at home with your babies. Wishing you nothing but success!
Tryphena Wade says
First of all…your babies are so ridiculously CUTE!!! Congratulations on quitting the 9 to 5 to pursue your dreams. I know your kids will appreciate it when they’re old enough to realize what an amazing choice it was. It’s one of the first steps in empowering yourself to create your own life. I wish you well!!
LaQuisha Hall says
Congratulations queen! You are living the dream! 😀 Congrats also on making the BLM 200 Black Bloggers List!
Yaayyyy! Congratulations! Awesome news.
I love this blog post! It is the digital image of my current self LOL. So tired of being enslaved to a “good job”. I have similar interests in blogging and counseling …I wish I could quit today. I’ve picked out the color of my resignation letter envelope. How long was your transition Dani?
Thanks. It was supposed to be 12 months but it ended up being 8. Check out today’s post before you quit!! What’s your blog?
Woot congrats dani! I can’t wait until I can one day do the same and stay home with my cute face!
Thanks girl. Hey start planning for it! When would you like your quit day to be?
Tiffani G says
Congrats, home skillet! I am awed by your awesomeness. I’m so proud of you for pursuing what you really want. I’m way too chicken to make those kinds of moves, so thanks for letting me live vicariously through you. Just think –now you have more time to visit me!
Ha! You’ll make the move eventually. You’ll see!
LaShon @ For the Love of Curls says
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.
I love stories like this! Congratulations!!!!