I quit my job. From the beginning the job sat in my gut, the idea that this job and are were a bad for me and my skills and ultimately, it wasn't what I really wanted to do. I kept at it making the most of it, even through the job functions that I really didn't like, the tedious boring creation of certificates, dealing with members and their money questions, all the while trying to do my job well.
In my heart what I wanted most was to be a writer. If I couldn't make it as an author at least I would be writing for a living. Nothing in my current job was heading me toward either road. I made the decision to quit.
This was a good decision even though there isn't another job to go to because what I want is a consulting gig, three to six months writing technical manuals about software. I like the idea of starting and finishing a project and having time off. Time to do what I really want, finish my books. But in order to be submitted for the job, I need to be available immediately, hard to do with a full-time job.
Sometimes we need to put ourselves first, our needs and desires. And sometimes we have to trust in our vision and dreams and put some effort into what we really want. You can't success in your goals if you don't put any effort into them. Wishing and hoping doesn't make it happen, hard word and time does.
On my way to becoming who and what I want to be takes determination and trust in my gut. It's never let me down.