What's funny about living in this day and age is that most of us seem to simultaneously be dependent on modern technology and be frustrated with how it's transformed areas of our lives that were already stressful enough without it -- i.e. dating, relationships, and confrontation.
I have a good career in Information Technology, I earn six figures, I received a really nice bonus six weeks ago (I mean, really nice) and here I am, busting my butt for an online business that I don't have the passion or desire to do. So... I quit.
Unhappiness stems from living as one person, but knowing the real you is much different. The strain of acting all the time can crush your spirit and steal your joy. The authentic you is much more beautiful, talented and powerful than anything you could fabricate.
A lot of thoughtful reflection, accountability from trusted friends and a sincere desire to change have helped me largely overcome my "help issues," although I am still far from perfect. I have learned to not only more easily accept assistance, but to seek it out from my extended network.
There are absolutely legitimate reasons why people change jobs. This post is not meant to dissuade you from doing that, but it is intended to help you think through the decision a little more carefully.
My father comes from a generation that has much to teach us today. We can deceive ourselves all we want that today's world holds us to a different standard, but as I get older I recognize that we also have the ability to choose the lives we want to lead.
Have you ever replayed in your head pivotal moments in your life and regretted your actions or words? Ever feel a twinge when your mouth said one thing and your heart felt another? Perhaps your conscience is trying to get your attention.
It is no secret that cancer in its acuteness pierced me into open living, and I've been working ever since to sanctify that open living without crisis as its trigger. But can this be done without crisis pushing us off the ledge?
With each choice we make, our life picks up a little bit of steam, until, sometimes, before we know it, we find the life we're living is one that's being driven by inertia, heading off in some direction we never planned.