The Initial Inertia

It is the fifth day since I quit my job. I have not stopped smiling inside after tendering my resignation. For the first time in the three and a half years I served the organization, I felt empowered. It felt right to leave, even though the money they paid was good and tempting to make me procrastinate this pending departure. But I have been feeling dead inside for too long now, and this bold move got me excited. I read Chris Guillebeau’s blog after a friend told me about it, and what he had written (in the free articles) not only spoke to me, it also left me pondering more about what I mean to do with my life. Back in school, I wanted to make a difference to the world when I chose the social work profession. It was a simple goal, and now I realize you really don’t need paper qualifications to do so. Besides, I did not do well academically and graduated with mostly B and C grades. Did that make me a worse person or held me back from impacting on others? Surely there is something unique and special about me that I can offer the world? How can I make a difference while living life and working according to my own terms? I keep going back and forth in my head, wondering where and how I should begin my transition, and many what ifs. I know I am not alone. I have decided to document my journey starting with this one, as a form of self-reflection and also to connect with other individuals who may be feeling lost and struggling to find your way out of a lifestyle that stifles your preferred way of life, or dreams to make a difference to the world.

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