I was really good at my job. My clients loved me. I genuinely liked my colleagues and my boss. I was at the height of my career following a personal record breaking quarter. My boss was prepping me to move into a role that would give me much more seniority and be the lead of one of the top focuses of the company. I would have made more money that year than I ever had before (and we are not talking about chump change here!).
And I left.
I left the comfort of a paycheck that covered more than I needed for my mortgage, bills, vacations – you name it.
I left a great job with awesome benefits (free catered lunch, stellar healthcare, supportive environment).
I left what I had worked so hard to get to.
Why would I do that?! People dream of having that kind of security! Are you crazy, Rachel?!?! (I am, but not the kind you’re thinking ☺).
I wasn’t passionate anymore. I wasn’t excited. I wasn’t challenged in the way I wanted to be.
I was comfortable. I was bored. I didn’t care.
I saw how worked up my colleagues got about their accounts and how emotional they were about their business and I couldn’t remember the last time I truly felt that way about mine.
Sooo I left! I left to do something that I know I’m passionate about, that I know I won’t be bored of, that I love SO much, down to my core. TRAVEL!
“Ugh, be more cliché, Rachel. Another person quitting your job to travel the world? You’re such a millennial! What are you going to do for money?! How are you going to pay your mortgage?!”
Honestly? I don’t know... (I mean I do know that I am fortunate enough to have saved a good chunk of dollah dollah bills to last me a little while), but long term? I’m figuring that out! Instead of finding another job that I could learn to love, I want to start with my passion and allow it to evolve, taking shape as I go.
Is that nerve wracking? A little.
Is it uncomfortable? Sure.
Have I ever done anything like this before? Nope.
Is it exciting? HELL YEAH!
So… are you ready to join me on my journey? Hope so!