About a month and a half ago I Challenged You – I put it all out there to inspire… urge… promote… convince YOU take the next step and challenge yourself – BIG or small – to take a step out of your comfort zone and do that something. While writing that post I was on the verge of taking that step myself. I was teetering on a significant job change. It was not only a job change but a life change for myself and my family. I think the thing that made this job change as significant as it was – in my mind at least – was because it was the first job change I have had since being a wife and mother. A lot has happened in the last 8 and a half years. I had more people to take into consideration this time around. Never did I ever image a 401(k) match to be a major deciding factor…hello paid time off ??
The biggest thing on my mind was the impact to my family. Positive, negative or just different, it was going to affect my family. In the big picture – 30,000 foot view – not so much. Both of my kids are young enough, they have no clue what happened. They continued with their same existence, same school/day care, same friends, same shoes, same. I pick them up at the same time every day and even get an extra day during the week to spend with them – BONUS! So why all the worry?? Well, because I worry – a lot. I always have, I always will. Another topic for another day.
Let’s fast forward to today. I took the job and life has changed for me. I am happier, a little less stressed and doing something that I absolutely LOVE. Period.
What ultimately helped me with this decision? I re-framed my mindset. The risk wasn’t the new job – the risk was ultimately in staying in my old job. Just by thinking about it from a different angle gave me the clarity and the “OK” that moving on was the right thing for me.
I took the leap, how about you?
Steeped in Life’s Adventures,