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Graceful Exit vs. Grand Entrance

Enjoying the view after a long journey.

On the one hand, I am unemployed. This Friday past was my last day at The Job, the one I QUIT, having given notice four weeks ago. The original plan had been to spend the winter and spring continuing to prepare for starting a freelance business.

I’ve heard a saying…when one makes plans, God laughs.

But a chuckling God is not vengeful. Not long into January I had my sign; when presented with the opportunity to pioneer new processes and learn a new software program, instead of feeling excited I felt deflated. Specifically, I felt like the limp, misshapen balloon after the party – you could try to re-inflate, but it would never be the same.

In that moment, I knew it was time. I had given everything I had to give to The Job. Nothing was left.

Over four weeks I finished up projects with the same care for detail as I did in my first days on the job. I neatened up files, typed out instructions, and accounted for processes that will now be another person’s domain. I gave up a good paycheck, excellent benefits and relative flexibility.

On paper this looks bad.

On the other hand, I am now a Freelance Writer.


Reader Interactions


  1. Congrats on making it! I’ll be following your journey closely and expect to see great things. Plus, I’m not horribly far behind you, and I like to see what I’m in for. 😛

    All the best on this–you have made the right decision, and your life is just waiting for you to seize it!

  2. Congratulations and Best Wishes. Your first journey has, in some sense, ended, but your new journey will be fulfilling, I’m sure! You’ve got what it takes, Terra, and God will enjoy your progress.

  3. Congratulations! What an amazing journey! You’re going to be great. I can’t wait to see where this one is going to take you! Remember the little people when you’re famous 😉

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