February 7 marks the one year anniversary that I made the decision to leave my former company. It was an exciting and great opportunity to re-define myself, as well as make some necessary changes in my professional and personal lives. The opportunity to leave a company on a high doesn’t happen for everyone. That happened to me, and I will always be grateful for it. It was also a very scary time for me, and it felt like on many days that I would never get to my new chapter.
As many know, I ended up finding all that I was looking for and more in 2014. I started a great new job at Staples Inc. I finished my certification in Digital Marketing Management. I got to travel and see various places that I always wanted to go to. I started to write my blog, which was my savior during some tough moments. I decided to do more of things that make me happy, and do less of things that do not. One year later, the decision to leave my former company was the right one.
It was at first a difficult decision to leave there. 12 years of my career was placed in there. During that time you help drive the business to meet and exceed their goals. You also make relationships with people within and outside the business. Them giving me the opportunity to leave on a high and my terms, is something I will always be grateful for. The decision to move to a new chapter will always be the right move to make.
Life is short. We forget that we will not be here forever. While we are here, it’s important to do the things that will make us happiest. That will allow us to better. That will allow us to wake up every day happy. That will make us feel fortunate to be alive. Thanks to the many people who helped me during this time. Calling or texting to check up on me. Putting me in touch with business opportunities. Treating me to breakfast, lunches, dinners and events. And not allowing me to be sad for very long.
I hope that my life lesson story here can help those who are struggling to find their way, and need some form of inspiration to get there. Just know that making necessary life decisions can be tough. It may require you to do things that are challenging. Owning up to mistakes. Ending relationships with those of little to no value to you. Having to take actions that will require time, dedication and the belief in yourself. Just know that you will be fine. Just know that you are not alone. Just know that when you look back at your life years from now; you’ll have no regrets!
“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” Sai Baba