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I Quit My Job After Working in Healthcare for 17 Years - Let’s Talk About Doing Hard Things!

Alright, I’ve been keeping something big from you for a little while now. But, I’m finally ready to share with you just what’s been going on in my personal life. On August 5th, just a couple of weeks back, I quit my job in healthcare after working in the field for 17 years. Yeah, I still kind of can’t believe that I actually did it. And to be honest, it still doesn’t quite feel real. It kind of just feels like I’m on some sort of extended vacation. But this wasn’t just some decision that I made on a whim, it’s something that I’ve been planning and working towards for a few years now.

I want to take you a little ways back in my journey so that you get the full picture of how I’ve landed to where I am today. So you know the kids that graduate high school, immediately go to college, have a direction, and then land a job in the field they studied? Yeah, that wasn’t me, and I always knew it wouldn’t be. I graduated high school, had no idea what direction to take, and college scared the bejesus out of me. I was always the kid who, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, would feel overwhelmingly scared because not one thing came to mind.

But luckily, I have a very smart mom who encouraged (well, rather forced) me to go to a local community college and get an asso