I’m officially 3 business days removed from my corporate job and I am excited to fill you in on how things have been going.
I must admit this week has been met with a wide range of feelings and emotions. I’ve gone from feeling excited to nervous, happy to scared and driven to worried in just a matter of days. I absolutely do not regret making the decision to leave but it has hit me that my future is in my hands and as empowering as that feels it can also be a little nerve- racking.
Nevertheless, I am committed to making entrepreneurship work for me because crawling back to an office cubicle is NOT an option. The feelings that come up even thinking of that outcome produce much more pain than the thought of having to make it on my own.
That’s really what making major life choices is all about; measuring pain versus pleasure. When faced with a life- changing decision you have to ask yourself, “Does the pain of staying in my current situation outweigh the potential pain I might feel if I choose something else?” It’s not a simple pros vs. cons conversation. You really have to get into the feeling of each choice. For me, leaving my job was the obvious decision to make for myself and my future.
Anyways, now to the fun stuff…
Monday served as my self- care day because I felt so ragged from pushing through to the last day of my corporate job. Self- care is something important that I would like to incorporate into each week to some extent, now that I have the freedom to design my own schedule.
I allowed myself to sleep in, which is something I haven’t done in a while. It felt so luxurious to be allowed to sleep until I desired to wake up, especially on a Monday. After taking my time getting ready I went to Nordstrom to get some new dresses since I am moving to Arizona in nearly a week and am lacking in the summer clothes department. I’ll be posting soon about what I got so stay tuned!
After my short shopping trip I met up with my sister for a relaxing lunch at Panera. It was so nice to be able to take my time eating lunch and having good conversation. I didn’t feel rushed to get back to my soul- sucking office, ahh freedom!
Lunch was followed by an hour- long facial at Massage Envy, compliments of a giveaway I won on Sarah Hartley’s blog. Talk about luxurious! I hadn’t experienced a facial in years so this was a very welcome change.
Yesterday, it was awesome to get the chance to work from the office of my choosing. I decided to go to Barnes & Noble for a little bit, which was a far cry from my old working quarters.
This pretty much sums up what the past few days have been like for me. Tomorrow, I leave for a trip to the Bahamas with my boyfriend and his sister & brother- in- law. I am going to take that time to relax further and get into the mindset necessary to conquer the world when I get back.
FYI I’d love for you to follow me on Instagram where I will be documenting my journey from corporate escape to dream lifestyle! My name is @gabrielle_bogan and I will be using the hashtag #lifeaftercorporateAmerica