Nearly 4 weeks ago now I decided to quit my job. I was making really awesome money as a lead RN, I only worked 15 minutes from my house, my boss was never there, I pretty much could work the hours I wanted, benefits..the hole 9. The only thing missing was my happiness. Honestly, I didn't really have a great plan, I certainly have not saved what my dad would say is "good enough" to just quit, but I felt like I had to do it. So I said fuck it, I listened to my body, and turned in my notice.
Here I am, with 4 days left in my job, no great plan and I can say I haven't felt this good in a long time. In the past week I decided to move from my 3 bedroom house into a 2 bedroom apartment with my son. This is something I have NOT wanted to do at all in the past, but when I made the deicsion to do it this time it just felt so right. I literally made the deicsion, notified my house landlord and found an apartment same day...Saving over $400 a month. I can breathe a little better. What I have found though to be the greatest part in this decision and process so far is the choice I have made to dramatically decrease the items that I have in my life and in my space. I have 3 weeks to go before I move and I have been making some pretty swift decisions to either donate or sale more than 3/4 of mine and my sons things. Things that truly brought no real value or meaning to our life. Just items we had to fill voids or spaces on the walls and in our closets.
With each bag I have brought to Goodwill, the yard sale, the trash I feel like a heavy cloud or weight is being lifted off of me. Having made the concisous decision to clear my life of unneeded material possessions I feel like my mental state and emotional state is also clearing and I am learning so much about myself and what is really important to me. I have decided to take a travel nurse position that isn't far from my home. I will be able to work 3 days a week (when I want) and make more than I was making at my job working 5 days a week where I was unhappy. I also decided to start driving for Lyft! I get to meet new people and work on my desired schedule. I've already gone on or scheduled multiple hikes and outings. I'm signing up for the guitar lessons I have always wanted to take!
My goal in the next year is to be endless in the pursuit of finding what it is that lights my soul on fire. For me, the first steps my body has told me to take is to slow down. Not to worry about the finances and logistics like I usually do and to have faith and trust in myself. Since I have listened, so many amazing things have fallen into place just perfectly. I have no idea what will happen next, but I am looking forward to sitting back, kicking up my feet and enjoying the ride.