THURSDAY THOUGHTS | I’ve Quit My Job To Reinvent Myself (Creatively)

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I’m a creative soul, always have been and always will be. Up until a year ago I felt stuck in doing the same things on repeat, every single day. My soul was asleep, until that voice within me told me to wake up! So I made the decision of quitting my job in aviation to work not only on my personal development (since no one was going to do it for me), but also (and most importantly) focus on the things that bring me joy and positive energy, while reinventing myself.

Life Is About Taking Risks

I know it’s cliché to say things like “Live in the moment” and “Make the best of it”, but those words sound very foreign when you feel stuck in a job and industry that isn’t in alignment with who you are, your talents, skills, values, interests, and where there’s no room for growth. At that point in my life I felt I wasn’t able to be my authentic myself, plus I couldn’t express myself creatively within my daily tasks. Even when I was home there was no energy or time for that also. I just stopped growing.

It’s pretty much a fact that we spend most of our time at work, but shouldn’t that be fulfilling and fun? Mine just didn’t bring me any sense of fulfillment whatsoever(not even financially)! So I thought to myself: What is there to life when you’re not learning anything new anymore? Aren’t we here on earth to grow and evolve instead of remaining stagnant?

Was it a risk that I quit my job and that I’m currently unemployed? Yes, but isn’t that what life is all about? Sometimes you’ve got to take risks! I believe that if you don’t take risks in your life (and always play it “safe”), you will never know what could be and will always think “what if”.

do what makes you happy notebookBlogging Taught Me To Be Creative Again

I know for sure that if I didn’t quit my job, I would’ve never started this blog, which has now become not only my hobby, but also my personal passion project. Also, if I didn’t quit my job I would’ve never improved my skills and learned new ones in the areas of: Content writing,( social) networking, marketing promotion, photography(editing and product styling included), and not to mention basic technical skills like SEO and HTML.

laptop AND TULIPSThanks to blogging I’m learning new things about myself and my talents every day. If I didn’t take that risk of quitting my job, I would’ve never developed myself into the person that I’ve become today. My blog is what keeps me going in life, it’s part of who I am. It’s where I get to escape to every now and then, express my creativity and share (most of) my interests with the world. Blogging keeps me busy and helps me grow and evolve as an individual and professional. Blogging just keeps my creative juices flowing! Do I make money from it ? No (not yet). Am I happy that I’ve chosen this path? Yes.

Where am I going to next? I don’t know where I’m going, but I sure know where I’d like to be! For now I will continue on doing only the things that make me happy, even if it’s just one little thing, every day. Because I know that this one little thing (that I refer to as blogging) will bring me to where I need to be in life.

 
So what is the one thing that keeps you going and/or makes you happy every day? Or have you gone through the same as I am going through now? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. xo – Jey.

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15 thoughts on “THURSDAY THOUGHTS | I’ve Quit My Job To Reinvent Myself (Creatively)

    1. Gosh, reading lovely comments like yours just reminds me that I’m on the right track and I won’t look back. I’m not the only one who has quit her job to focus on a passion and I definitely won’t be the last! That keeps me motivated!! You are awesome for having done the same!!! Sometimes I wish I was 3 years further already hahaha…. Nonetheless, I’m enjoying the process and keeping the faith that it will take me to where I’ll need to be. Thank you so much for reading and your kind words!! xo 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness and support Biki, very much appreciated!!! As for the flatlays, thank you, I’m working hard on my flat lay skills ..hopefully one day my blog will be full of goodlooking flat lays, instead of the hideous ones I did in the past..LOL. Sometimes I look back at my old blog photos and I’m like: Did I do that? Sometimes I leave the old photos because they remind me of my growth. Blogging and photography is a process, and I’m learning every day. 😉

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  1. I can relate to this post so much. I was in the same position as you with a job that was taking a toll on my mental health. I quit mine too to take up blogging and try make my career around it. I’m so happy for you and how great you feel now. I love your positive attitude! Can’t wait to see what you get up to 🙂
    Steph x.
    marvelsteph.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. It’s so nice to read when someone went through the same as I’m going through now….really it is! It just gives me the feeling that I’m not on this boat alone. It’s sometimes very hard and frustrating when your surroundings don’t know how you feel and what you’re going through. Nonetheless, I’m happy I’ve taken this new path and I’ll see where it’ll take me. I know what my talents and passions are, and for now my main focus is developping them. Thank you so much for reading and your support!! Good luck with your journey as well. xo 🙂

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  2. This post was such a good read and I salute you for doing this!! I’ve been there at rock bottom with actual tears (!!) and I too quit my job back then and started my blog when I was unempolyed. It was the best thing I did as I too have someting to keep me going, besides my current job which I still enjoy (Aviation) 😉. So I know exactly how you feel.
    You and I go way back and we’ve always talked about our passions and goals and it brings me so much joy to see that you are now doing what you love. Didn’t I tell u to pick up blogging again? Hmmm..😃. That’s because I always knew that this was your path to go, it just took YOU the time to realize it too and I am so glad you did. Sometimes it’s not up to us to tell our friends what to do, they need to figure it out for themselves and by Lord you did!! I really enjoy reading your blogs and seeing your progress. Please don’t ever stop and continue to grow. I know you are totally focused on finding your own way right now. But you know where to find me if you need me as I will always be there for you. I wish you all the best in your life’s journey. Much Love ❤ Induella.

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  3. I just found this post and your blog after doing a tag search for professional blogging. It is motivating to read your story! Mine isn’t quite the same, in the sense that I am currently on an extended break between jobs but do have a new job lined up in the future, but after blogging for over a year now I am finally starting to realize that maybe it can one day be a career!

    Also, as others have mentioned, your photos are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks again Charlotte! The more I write the more I think I could make a career out of it someday. And I also realized that I need to get out of my shell and get more personal in terms of blogging. I believe that this will improve the connection with my readers. So every now I then you will come across a heartfelt post. I’m currently job hunting again..so we’ll see what the future has in store for me. Now I’m more focused on doing a job that’s in alignment with my skills and interests. I hope this blogging journey will take you on a higher path as well !! Just continue on doing what you love and I’m sure you’ll find your destination! xo, Jey.

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      1. Best of luck with your job hunt! And I have no doubt that with time you will make a career out of blogging. You already have so much going for you: a beautiful site, clean layout, well written posts, and gorgeous photography.

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  4. I wish to have the financial stability to quit my desk job today to work on creative things that both inspire me and nourish my soul. For now it is a hope, but I believe one day it will be a reality for me. My current job pays for my hobbies at the moment 😉 Best of luck in your future endeavors my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m currently back to job hunting because I’m ready for something new, but most importantly creatively challenging! Besides, my stack will run out eventually…but I feel something even better will come out of this. I’ve learned a lot throughout the year which allowed me to grow as a whole. It’s great you are able to finance your hobbies with your job though. And last but not least, we should always have hope in no matter what we do, because when hope dies, our soul dies too. 😉Have a blissful Sunday dear and thank you so much for stopping by😘🌷🌼💋xo-Jey.

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