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I Quit My Job!

D6BB0A19-6C9E-4573-8832-879C68D87297Where to begin?…Let us start at the beginning. For the past 7 years I have worked in the field of social services. Initially as a child welfare case manager and for the past 4 & 1/2 years I have worked as a hospital social worker. That has allowed me to work with just about every type of patient: Psychiatric, medical, addictions, you name it. I have really enjoyed that work and while it sometimes had its slow paced days; it has overwhelmingly always been a high demand, high stress, hustle and bustle type of job.

About 10 months ago I earned my clinical license (LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker); passed on second attempt. A natural next step for someone with my experience and who has earned the clinical hours. Can I be honest though? I wasn’t sure what the hell I would do with my clinical license once I got it. I had never really had the opportunity to provide traditional one on one therapy and thought I might get bored with it. I had also recently earned a few promotions within my time in the hospital so I felt ok staying put; if only temporarily.

Eventually, I began to become a bit restless working my 9-5. As a supervisor my role began to incorporate a lot of admin tasks and you guessed it: supervision, disciplinary tasks etc. So I began to ask myself questions like: Is this what I really want to do? Will I be happy in this position one year from now? I know it’s good money but am I happy now? I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t. So I sought out a traditional therapy job part time and…I loved it! I started that position three months ago and as I did I started to think…”man it would be so nice if I could only do this with my day.”

My 9-5 started to become a necessary evil for me to “get through” so I could do what I really enjoyed in the evening, therapy. Then, the awesome opportunity of becoming an adjunct professor (#professorbae #blackeducators #yougogirl) was offered to me and I jumped on it! Higher education has always been a goal of mine and I was ecstatic at the opportunity to take part in guiding future social workers. So I did and just came to the conclusion that my 9-5 had to go. This was scary, exciting, anxiety filling etc. But I ultimately knew it was something I had to do. Money for health was no longer a fair trade.

So I did it! I did not discuss this with much of my family or friends until the decision was already made. I knew what I had to do and I did not want anyone else’s opinion floating around in my head. Filled with trepidation I prayed incessantly and turned in my two weeks notice and…what do you know? The world kept spinning. I’m trading the security of a full time gig for part time work and I am totally fine with that. I am super excited about finishing my second book, blogging more, pursuing speaking engagements etc. I am literally manifesting the life I always wanted and I am so grateful for the opportunity to do so. I firmly believe in the following affirmations:

I attract opportunity.

New opportunities are seeking me out.

Money finds me.

Wealth is my birthright.

I can quit my job and do something I really love and make more money than I ever have.

That last one is loosely quoted from Jen Sincero’s self-improvement book “You Are a Badass”. Well, that’s all friends. Thanks for reading. If you believe in prayer, send a prayer my way. If not, good thoughts and well wishes will do the same. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. 🙂

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “I Quit My Job!”

  1. Super empowering! Happy to hear that you are living in your passion not many people are brave enough to do it. As you do with everything you will rock part time employment and spend time expressing yourself through your multiple streams of artistry. Love you much and always proud!

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