A Blessing in Disguise

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March 18, 2021

I have a 5 year journal that asks me one question or prompt every day for five years. Today’s prompt was “Describe this year in one phrase.” I instantly knew what to write. This year has totally been a blessing in disguise for me. I have gone through so many changes and this time last year I could have never imagined I’d be where I am today. As I wrote last year, I moved here to Atlanta to take a job as a blog writer and social media director for a fashion accessories company. I thought I was joining a company that I’d be with for years to come. But that job quickly progressed into me running the company’s entire retail branch on my own–with no appreciation or recognition whatsoever. And although I learned a lot and met lots of great people that I will surely keep in touch with, yet another job description change prompted me to part ways with my previous employer.

Quitting a job with no back-up plan was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done–even scarier that moving across the country without knowing a soul–but I knew that it was the right choice for me. I felt like I had this immense pressure on my every day. I hated going in to work and I was miserable from 9-5. And that misery eventually began to spread into other areas of my life. Enough was enough and I submitted my letter of resignation. So for now I will depend on freelance writing and styling gigs. And as for the next job I take, I will make sure that it is the right fit for me to grow and excel in my field. Although this year has not been at all what I planned for myself, I definitely think things have turned out for the best for many reasons.