WHY I QUIT MY JOB WITHOUT HAVING ANOTHER | A Classy Fashionista || Style & Beauty Blog


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You guys, it's official. I quit my job. I am free of retail! Now, if you read the title of this post, you might think I am slightly crazy, but hear me out. Did I love my job? Sure, sometimes. Was I happy? Not all the time. Was my job to play with makeup all day? Pretty much. Was it satisfying? Not one bit. 

You see, I worked in retail as an Assistant Manager at a makeup store. One would think that it can't get any better than that. But, for a girl who worked so hard on a degree that means literally nothing to the retail world, it's kind of like a slap in the face to continue that as my career. Not only did I feel devalued, I was truly unhappy. I was looked at as the blonde bimbo who only knew how to pick out a shade of lipstick, and I was [am] ready for a change. 

I know that I am meant for so much more and quitting a job that was toxic for my life was the first step to finding out where this next adventure (dare I say, season!?) in life is taking me.

Here are a few red flags that I noticed as I was contemplating my decision to quit my job.

I was beyond stressed // 

I was unhappy, stressed beyond belief, and my anxiety was at an all-time high. If a job is affecting your health and well-being, I've learned, it's time to part ways and leave it behind--no matter if you have a job lined up or not. Retail, let alone a makeup job, should not be stressful. But within the environment that I was in, it was. If a job is causing you anxiety beyond normal function, it's kind of like God saying, "Hello? Are you going to listen to me? Get out of there!"

I had no time to pursue my dreams //

This job kept me from my real passions and from pursuing my dreams. I have turned down so many great opportunities personally and career wise, and for blogging, it's unreal. Working three out of four weekends and literally every single holiday kept me from singing at church on Sundays, investing in my relationship, seeing my family, and pursuing my career & blogging dreams.

I was too comfortable //

I was genuinely bored out of my mind because I got too comfortable. If a job isn't challenging you to learn new things, it's not where you're supposed to be. For me, I felt no purpose. Having no purpose at a place you spend most of your time is devastating. I was so comfortable with my forty hour a week retail job that I forgot that there were other things out there for me.

I wasn't growing or furthering my career //

Retail was supposed to be a filler job until I found something that I was passionate about. I started working in retail a few months after I graduated college, and here I am almost three years later, finally quitting. Sure, I was great at what I did, but I wasn't moving up, and even if I did move up in ranks and make more money, I never would have been happy. Simply because it's not what I wanted to do, nor what I am meant to do.

If you do end up taking the crazy as ever, not to mention, scary adventure like I did, you must know these things:

1// You're not a quitter, you just know your worth.

2// Not everyone will approve of your new adventure, and that's okay!

3// If you're not growing, it's time to replant yourself where you can thrive.

4// You've got to let go of what is holding you back in order to move forward.

Sometimes you've just gotta surrender all you have and all you are to God and let Him take control. The most beautiful adventures come from fully trusting in Him and His timing.

I may not have a full-time job lined up, but I know that new opportunities will come of this, and if you're in the same situation, opportunities will come for you, too!

What adventure are you holding off on? Take the step. You can do it. I believe in you.

To those that have reached out and have continually supported me in this adventure, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. 

Stay Classy. 


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