I Quit My Job With Nothing Lined Up
Hi beautiful subbies! Today I quit my job as a voice teacher. I’ve been teaching for 7 years now, and felt in my soul it was time to close shop and move on to my next adventure. I don’t have another job lined up, but something inside my soul tells me everything will be ok. I am trusting my gut and intuition on this one, and I do believe God will provide. I’m a big fan of diving face-first into your fears, embracing them, and loving them so much that they go away. If you’d like to watch my journey of a life-change at 37 and single – please subscribe and follow along!
When I Knew It Was Time To Quit My Job
#1 Trust the feeling deep in your gut. We all have an intuition – an inner voice that tells us when something just doesn’t align with our soul. Despite enjoying my voice students and making good money per hour, for the last two years I’ve had this strange feeling inside. I’ve felt conflicted and confined, rather than joyful and expansive. I’ve found myself wanting to be somewhere else, wanting to explore new things, wanting to express myself more fully.
#2 Embrace your fears. The world teaches us to be afraid. Our parents, the school systems, and the terrible things we see in the news – all condition us to embrace fear, rather than courage. My biggest fear is that I will find myself in steep poverty – similar to my childhood. My father was a gambling addict, and eventually lost his life to suicide in 2010 (after going broke). I have deep-rooted fears related to money, and it has kept me partially paralyzed my entire life. But time is ticking, and I can no longer run from what I feel God has purposed for me. I am choosing to face my financial fears, and to embrace the journey ahead.
#3 Quitting can be a beautiful thing. I’m a quitter from way back! I quit varsity cheer my last semester of high school because I suddenly hated it. I dropped my music scholarship responsibilities my final semester of college, incurring at least an extra 10 grand for that move. In my twenties, within 1 year I quit my job at one of the nation’s top accounting firms (KPMG) – because I was miserable. I spent most of my 20s getting hired, and then quitting all over again – several times over. For years I regretted and felt ashamed of my “quitter” nature. But now I’m beginning to see that I was only following the cry of my soul – which is incredibly brave. I had a strong intuition and I knew what was right, and what was wrong, for me, personally.
#4 Exercise your courage muscles and LET GO! When we let go of something, we make space for something better. Letting go is pivotal to growth and moving forward. The highest levels of courage are required to let go of something you like, or on some levels – even love. In many ways, I liked and loved my job as a voice teacher; but at the end of the day, I felt a need to move forward into uncharted territory.
I Quit My Job Because, Deep Down, I Know God Has Something Better For Me
I am 100% sure that everything will work out in the end. I am not sure, however, of the pain I will have to endure along the journey. To be perfectly frank – I spend nights crying, days shaking with fear, and the time in-between totally pumped about my future. It is a bit overwhelming.
Something inside of me tells me I’m worth every risk, every effort, every challenge – to build my dreams. Until fresh, new, paid work comes in that aligns well with my soul – I’ll be taking out a business or personal loan to meet my expenses. I am praying the work comes fast! I guess you could say, I’m putting all chips down – on myself.
I know my dream career incorporates my performing art talents (singing, speaking & modeling) with my passion for inspiring others. But how this will manifest, I have not a clue? At this time, I plan to spend my days mostly dedicated to my social media, youtube and podcast. I am launching an inspirational jewelry line for faithful creatives – Jennylyn Jewelry – this week. I am learning to get comfortable with not having all the answers, and filling the space with faith, instead. I am focused on the baby steps for now, but praying for big leaps beyond my imagination.
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This has been an emotional week. I’ve been a voice teacher for 7 years and have poured my heart and soul into training talented females. My focus has been world-class bel canto technique, style versatility (pop, jazz, opera, musical theater), building dreams and most importantly – character development. My singers were ladies, to put it mildly. This job wasn’t always easy. Sometimes I got my heart broken. (FYI – teachers are human beings with feelings, too.) But mostly, I got kindness, respect and love. It’s been an amazing ride. I love every one of you girls. Cover: I will always love you by Whitney Houston @alyssaisogawa & @minhtuiu. 🎶💗🎼 #singer #musician #vocalist #artist #creative #whitneyhouston #iwillalwaysloveyou #coversong #cover #thevoice #soprano #belcanto #igsinger #singers #singerlife #singersofig #bestcover #music #musically #musicismylife #musicvideo
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You have a completely unique, foreordained path – different from anyone else’s on this planet. Never be afraid to listen to that still, small voice in your soul – because it is always right. If you are joyful where you are – then just bask in that joy. Really surrender to the present moment. But if something inside you says there’s more to your life – get ready to let go and let God. God speaks to us through our hearts; I consider it the utmost wisdom to follow that cry.
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