I created this work of art on January 30th, 2018. It was the Monday after leaving my job to pursue MYSELF and whatever that entailed. All of my former co-workers were just arriving to work when I was at home creating this. I really had no clue what I was doing, but it felt right.
I continued drawing and creating every single day after leaving my job. I still didn’t know what I was doing, but again, it still felt right.
The song “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John recently rang out loud and clear to me. I heard it on the television, on a video game, and in my head as soon as waking up in the morning for several days. It instantly reminded me of this work of art. My blog, “The ABC, You’re Just Like Me”, didn’t exist on January 30th, 2018, so I didn’t create a writing piece to go with the art.
Here I am today writing the intended message it wishes to unveil. The message? I’m still standing.
Quitting my job to pursue the unknown was very hard to do, however, I didn’t die or fall flat on my face after doing so. So many think that letting go, even of things that don’t bring them any joy whatsoever, entails all kinds of horrific scenarios. True, I’m not making the same amount of money I did when I worked at my former job and that does tend bother me from time to time, but I’m full of joy.
Joy can’t be bought and that’s something everyone needs to know.
As long as I get up and do something with my God-given gifts and talents every single day, I’m full of joy and I know that joy brings amazing opportunities into one’s life. I’ve been traveling with my husband, I got a super awesome puppy named Minnie Pearl that I get to spend every day with, we finished renovating our 1800’s home, I’ve been creating new recipes and art and more, and there’s a children’s book full of my illustrations due out this year. Anytime I ever think about regretting my decision to leave my job, I think of all these things and know I’m still on the right path. The path that works for me.
If you are reading this and are in need of a little more joy in your life, don’t be afraid to take the necessary steps towards achieving it. Let go of a job, let go of a relationship, or let go of habits in which don’t bring you joy. I say this like it is easy, and it really and truly is that easy. You do have to do a bit of work sometimes before letting go, but it’s worth it. I didn’t just quit my job in one day. My husband and I planned it for a long while before I took the big leap.
Start planning your joyful future today. Maybe you don’t know what that looks like yet, so start thinking about it today. No matter what happens, you’ve got this! Keep on standing!
Sending my love and light to all that need it!