June 1st I informed my manager I would be resigning from my corporate position in a week. He was happy for me more than I was happy for myself because I was scared anxious nervous. He was one of the best managers I’ve ever had while working for the company. Today is my last day in corporate America and the beginning of my dreams.
When I started with this company I vowed to myself it would be the last job I held because I’m not meant to work for anyone. This last 4 years has taught me a lot and I advanced within the company beyond my expectations. Change is good, without risk you won’t grow.
If you don’t know, I taught myself how to do makeup specifically for this job. I wanted to be mature, I wanted my appearance to be presentable. I watched Youtube videos, I bought products to build up my collection. Some mornings I would do my makeup in the bathroom at work or in my car.
I had no intentions of doing makeup on other people let alone making it my career. I was a girl who simply wore lip gloss and lipstick. Then people started asking me how I acheived nice eyebrows, how I match my foundation that’s when I started my Youtube Channel and now I have reached 100 subscribers.
I knew after being fired from a job in 2013 because I was sick during the probation period that these companies do not care about you, they don’t care about your livelihood or how you provide for your family, you can be replaced in a blink of an eye. Going on countless interviews, working for temp agencies it is very discouraging and you feel like you’re begging for a job and I knew this wasn’t my life. Whatever it was, I would not work for someone the rest of my life. Whether it’s blogging, being an influencer or being a makeup artist I am going to be an entrepreneur.
So many many have reached out to me on social media of how I inspire them, motivate them and it warms my heart. Sometimes I can’t believe it because you don’t realize how people notice you even if they don’t say anything they’re watching.
When I woke up this morning and seen this tweet it was even more validation that I am loving my best life on my terms.
Often times so many people stay at jobs for years because they’re comfortable but they’re not happy nor living out their dreams. So many times people work 2-3 jobs just to get by in life living paycheck to paycheck and that is not how I want my story told.
When I typed up my resignation letter I was nervous, I asked others opinion, I asked God if this is what I should really do, if it was really time for me to take this risk. There’s never a right time to do anything, you’re never fully equipped or prepared, you learn as you go.
I thank you all for reading my blog posts, for tweeting me, for engaging in my blog Topic questions, for checking out my Youtube Channel. There is more to come.