To All You Quitters Out There, Thank You!

Yesterday, I met a friend for coffee to talk about a big life change. She just quit her job to work for herself and she’s in that phase of simultaneously feeling excited, nervous, and really overwhelmed. But like most people who have taken that step, I think what she feels most is freedom and a sense of possibility, maybe for the first time in a long time. I was thinking about this today when I randomly was introduced to one of the founders of a successful startup that I really admire. Spending time with people who are living intentionally and courageously is inspiring and infectious, whether they’re just taking their first steps on their journey or they’re several years down the road and very successful. They both have that same look in their eyes, and I always want to go work on my own projects after meeting folks like that.

This week is my three year anniversary of quitting my last job. It’s been a rough and interesting ride, and I constantly find myself feeling like maybe now I’m just starting to get it. Hopefully I’ll keep learning and growing and I’ll look back at this blog post in a few years and chuckle at how little I knew. That’s ok, as long as I’m learning, growing, and having fun.

Anyway, I don’t want to get too sappy, just wanted to say thank you to all of those out there who have had the courage and imagination to take that leap of faith and fly solo. You’re making the world a better place and you inspire and challenge me every day.