Hi friends! I have missed you! There has been a lot going on in my life. Due to all of the excitement, I needed to take a little bit of a break from the blogging world. It was important for me to focus on my family and career. I recently decided that it was time to step outside my comfort zone and embark on a new journey. For the last 13 years, I have been in an HR/Operations role within my company. For a number of reasons, I needed a change. Today, I am going to share the 3 signs that it’s time to make a career change.
You Are No Longer Challenged
This was a big one for me and the main reason why I knew that I needed to make a change. I have always been one that needs to be challenged in all aspects of my life. Being a mom and a wife is a constant challenge. However, I reached a point in which I was no longer motivated at work. I felt like I was on auto-pilot. I did not like that feeling! While I was constantly busy and working on various projects, I was not challenged to step outside of my comfort zone.
Your Current Position Is Not Helping You Meet Your Goals
As I shared at the beginning of the year, my goal for 2017 is to inspire. I want to inspire myself, my family and others to be the best version of themselves. I would be quite the hypocrite if I was not challenging myself to be my best!
My long-term goal is to be in a role in which I can provide my family with all of the things that we want financially and be happy and fulfilled while doing so. I was offered a management role, which would have resulted in a small increase in salary. However, it would have required a move across the country. We absolutely love living in Florida and we were not willing to make the move. As a result, I started to explore some other options that would allow me to meet our goals and allow us to stay in our home. I had no idea the path that I would go down, but I am so grateful and excited to have the opportunity that I am in today.
The Passion Is Gone
I have always told myself that if I am not passionate about something, I am not going to do it. This is why I gave up teaching after only a few years. The passion was not there and it was time to move on. Over the last year or two, I started to lose that passion again. I still enjoyed working, but not in the same way that I once did. Since I was in a similar role for the last 13 years, it is understandable that the passion had died. I went through a lot of self-discovery to determine what my next path should be. The journey involved interviewing others and journaling and reflecting on what I really want in my next position.
My New Journey
So, you are probably wondering what I am doing today. Well, I moved into a sales role! I am still with the same company, which made the transition much easier. The position involves providing HR outsourcing solutions and benefits to small businesses. There is a lot to learn and I am definately feeling like the new kid on the block. However, I am having the time of my life. The passion is back and I am so excited to see what the future brings!
If you have lost that passion, please take the time to reflect on what you need to do to change that. I realize that not everyone is able to make a career change, for a variety of reasons. However, life is to short to be spending your time doing something you do not love. Remember, you are in charge of your own destiny!