A Leap Of FaithSometimes you just reach a point in your when you know: this is it. I cannot do this anymore; I'm selling my soul to the devil (at least it felt like it). So that day I just broke and I just typed my resignation and handed it in. I believed with all my heart that I will find something else to do... it was a leap of faith. To be honest, yes there were sometimes doubt about what I did and yes, I did worried as I did not have another job lined up. But a miracle happened: three weeks after I resigned (I had to work a month's notice), I got another job - which paid a lot better and with a lot less stress.
I got to see my country and do something else for a change. It was great. There are risks doing things like this: you are moving from a secure, stable company to a private company which future is not so secure. Recession hit private companies harder than big corporate companies. I got laid off a year later. Yet, I do not regret my decision. I gained a lot of experience, travelled, met some of the most wonderful people whom I will never forget and who changed my life forever, but most of all, I've grown. If I knew back then this would happen, I would still do it again in a heartbeat. It is worth it. I'm still continuing my studies - I'm almost finished with my degree and I'm planning to consult from home next year.
One thing I've learned this past year is that the Lord do provide. I've never thought I (we) would make it through this difficult time, but we did. This was a hard year but by some great miracle, we have survived it and we will make the rest of it too. I believe it with all my heart.
Sometimes taking risks are worth it. Getting out of your comfort zone takes you weird and wonderful places... you meet people who touch your heart for years to come and you get to do the things you really want to.
Alera 36-40, F 0 Jul 16, 2010