Updated: Oct 13, 2020
Despite the risks that come with it, I left the comfort and security of an amazing job to pursue a more flexible schedule and begin my own consulting business.
Me with my family at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont. Photo credit: Andy Duback
This is crazy
There are times in our lives when we are compelled to make a decision that defies all logic. For me, such a moment came when I decided to leave the security of my amazing job at an awesome, growing company so that I could find more "balance" and flexibility in my life. (For the record, I don't necessarily believe work-life balance is realistic; I prefer to call this "work-life harmony.")
This is not to say that my previous role wasn't supportive of flexible schedules and work-life harmony. In fact, they'd gone above and beyond in this way. But I was looking for something more - a seamless integration of my career, parenthood, and life.
And so, I gave my notice. It felt a bit like jumping off of a cliff with no safety net, and yet somehow, I also felt completely convinced this was the right decision for me at this point in my career. I’d known for a while that I needed to find more harmony among all of these things that mean so much to me; these things that I've built my identity on and make me the person I am. So I took (and am still taking) this leap of faith.
I’ve been fortunate to have so many learning & growth opportunities in digital marketing over the past 10 years. Through these experiences and with the support of mentors along the way, I feel ready to make this pivot. I’m excited for the new professional opportunities and challenges that are ahead, and I’m equally excited to make more time to just be present in life, and (hopefully) feel less torn between worlds.
So for now, the networking & outreach will begin (hit me up if you’re in need digital marketing support) and I’ll be working on rebalancing the scales. Because at the end of the day, I think we’re all just striving to do the same thing - to live our best lives and make time for what matters most.