I’ve been a corporate communications professional for more than a decade, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve worked for some amazing companies, including a global PR agency, a Fortune 500 tech company, and a start-up that was acquired by a major social media company. I’ve had the opportunity to work on some incredible projects, and I’ve had the chance to learn from some amazing people.
But a few years ago, I started feeling like something was missing. I’d always been a creative person, and I’d always loved writing, but I wasn’t doing much of either in my job. I was also feeling a bit trapped by the 9-to-5 grind. I wanted to do something that was more flexible and that would allow me to work from home.
So, I decided to take the leap and become a full-time blogger. It was a scary decision, but it’s one that I’ve never regretted. Here’s why I quit my job to become a full-time blogger:
1. I Wanted to Be More Creative
As I mentioned, I’ve always been a creative person. I’ve written stories since I was a kid, and I’ve always loved coming up with ideas for new projects. But in my corporate job, I wasn’t doing much writing, and I wasn’t really using my creativity. I was just doing the same thing every day, and it was starting to feel a bit boring.
When I started blogging, I finally felt like I was using my creativity again. I loved coming up with new ideas for posts, and I loved the challenge of writing something that would be interesting and useful for my readers. I also loved the freedom to experiment with different styles and formats. I’d never been able to do that in my corporate job.
2. I Wanted to Be My Own Boss
Another thing that was starting to bother me about my job was that I didn’t feel like I was in control of my own career. I felt like I was just a small cog in a big machine, and I didn’t really have the opportunity to steer my own course.
When I became a full-time blogger, I finally felt like I was in charge of my own career. I could decide which projects I wanted to work on, and I didn’t have to answer to anyone else. It was a liberating feeling, and it’s something that I’ve never taken for granted.
3. I Wanted More Flexibility
One of the things that I was really struggling with in my corporate job was the inflexible hours. I have young kids, and I often had to miss school events or family gatherings because I had to be at work. I was also starting to feel like I was missing out on important moments in my kids’ lives.
When I became a full-time blogger, I finally had the flexibility to work from home, and to set my own hours. I could work when my kids were at school, and I could take days off when I needed to. It was a huge change, and it’s something that I’m very grateful for.
4. I Wanted to Do Something I Was Passionate About
Another thing that was missing from my corporate job was a sense of passion. I was no longer doing something that I was really passionate about, and I was starting to feel like I was just going through the motions.
When I became a full-time blogger, I finally found something that I was passionate about. I loved the challenge of creating interesting and useful content, and I loved the feeling of connecting with my readers. I also loved the fact that I was finally doing something that was completely my own.
5. I Wanted to Make a Difference
In my corporate job, I was starting to feel like I was just a small part of a big machine, and that my work didn’t really matter. I was just a tiny cog in a huge machine, and my work didn’t really have an impact on the world.
When I became a full-time blogger, I finally felt like I was doing something that mattered. I loved the fact that I could help people by sharing my knowledge and my experience. I also loved the fact that I could use my platform to make a difference in the world.
6. I Wanted to Be Happy
At the end of the day, the reason I quit my corporate job to become a full-time blogger was because I wanted to be happy. I was no longer happy in my job, and I knew that I needed to make a change.
When I became a full-time blogger, I finally found a sense of happiness and fulfillment. I love what I do, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to do it. I’m also grateful for the fact that I get to spend my days doing something that I’m passionate about.
If you’re feeling unhappy in your job, I encourage you to consider making a change. It might be scary, but it could be the best decision you ever make.