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2016 Sure Hits Hard


Can you believe 2016 is already here? Not only that, but we’re just about halfway into January 2016. I have a trip to Florida coming up in about a month which I’m incredibly excited for. This year,  however had not been off to a great start for me.

Just last week I was called into a conference room 20 minutes before I was set to leave and told I would no longer be working for the company. It was very sudden and pretty unexpected. Just last month I was up for a promotion and told I had a great future with the team, only to be told now that I’m not progressing as well as they’d like. Things like this are never easy and bring up all sorts of uncertainties. Where do I go now, how am I going to make a living until this blog inevitably takes off?

I’d like to say I’ve been handling my situation with grace, but no. I’ve done nothing but watch New Girl and Pretty Little Liars on Netflix, procrastinate on Pinterest, and bake. It’s hard at times like these to focus on the good. But I feel like,  just maybe, I’ve been handed a second chance. If we’re being honest, I wasn’t cut out for office work. Especially not in the mortgage business. I now have a bright, shining opportunity to try something new, and to find what truly makes me happy. And it scares the crap out of me. I know the road from here will be rough, but I know it’ll be worth it in the end. I have the time to change my path now and do the things I’ve always wanted to do. I want to travel and perfect my stand up paddle boarding. I want to really throw myself into doing what I want to do with my life. I guess the only thing to do at this point is start over from the beginning.

Have you been in a similar situation? Did you throw yourself back into the grind, or did you completely rethink your life? If you’ve never been in my shoes, what would you do if you had the chance?

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