How I Quit My Corporate Job
(Goodbye, maybe forever!)
I officially became a "millennial quitter" on July 27th, 2018. Like many others, I dreamed of this moment but never thought I'd see the day. After a few burnouts and repeated battles of fighting them, I decided that it was time for me to investigate why it felt impossible. For so long, I thought it was only the "chosen ones" who had the courage and resources to just leave their jobs behind and pursue whatever their heart desired. But I learned this was far from the truth.
In the five days leading up to my last day in corporate, I documented my journey of the events that transpired during the preceding eight months, recounting the barrage of emotions I felt and sharing the tools I adopted to overcome the challenges I put in front of myself. This series of posts begins with what seems like a simple commitment to not shopping as my 2018 resolution, and progressively unveils a beautiful journey of self-discovery and finding my truth.
PART 1/5: a commitment to no-shopping that started it all
July 23, 2018 | T-5 days
After eight months of not shopping, I give an update on the contrast of my life once I froze my shopping habits. I also publicly announce the true reason behind commitment new year's resolution.
part 2/5: trial of the side hustle
July 24, 2018 | T-4 days
With conviction that I wanted to leave my corporate job, I started to put into practice what that could look like. Still needing to pay my bills and find a way to make a living, I picked up a side hustle to see what I was made of. I battled with imposter syndrome and witnessed firsthand the self-limiting beliefs that kept me back from achieving my best.
part 3/5: the most epic social media detox
July 25, 2018 | T-3 days
As my journey progressed and I saw how much I had to excavate within myself, it became obvious that there was more for me to silence my surroundings so I could really hear what was going on inside. What was meant to be a two-week social media detox turned into a deep cleans over months. I found my own true value and self-esteem through this experience.
Part 4/5: How I learned acceptance, forgiveness, and compassion
July 26, 2018 | T-2 days
A trip back home to visit family came with a major trigger that led me to a breakthrough I would have never expected. After an encounter with a family member who I felt had hurt me the most in my life, I ended up seeing myself in him. He became a mirror reflection of all the things I never accepted and forgave myself for. And that alone, was the greatest gift he could have given me.
Part 5/5: A Lesson in Giving Myself Permission
July 27, 2018 | T-0 days
It was April 9th, 2018 when I gave my first notice at work that I would be leaving my company. A turn of events kept me there for another three months, but I couldn't be more grateful for that extra time. The last three months brought to light the lesson I needed to learn on giving myself permission to be who I was -- my true self, no ego, no judgment -- and create the life I desired.