Elize About Life // Leaving your comfort zone


A week ago I finished my last day at my job. Of all my jobs this was one that I only stayed with just a little under 2 years. And that is a short time for me.

On my last day, that very morning, I woke up thinking “this is it, I am moving on, I am leaving my comfort zone” The thought was exciting but also daunting. I became so caught up in my work place over the past few years that when it finally ended, I somehow could not believe that it was all over. All the long hours, love, care and attention that I gave to my workplace and colleagues over the past few years was at an end. And I couldn’t help but wonder if I had achieved anything by being there. If being passionate about what I do made any difference. I spent so much time giving up my life to give my all to my job. Suddenly it was all done, over, finished. Now, a week later, it had really sunk in that I have closed another chapter in my life. 

I have not posted anything on my blog for a week. This was because I needed some time out and also less time spent in my head. I am finding myself going through a mental, emotional and spiritual detox. I am happy, relieved, excited but at the same time I feel sad and vulnerable. I am outside my comfort zone.

This morning when I woke up, I felt a great deal of sadness overwhelming me. And I can think of a million reasons why I feel this way. A job is a job to some people, but to me, my job gave me something to be really passionate about. I loved my job, my environment, the clients and my colleagues, but all those great things were not enough reason to let me stay. I knew that I had to leave. I was becoming increasingly miserable. I needed to leave my comfort zone to achieve the things I want to achieve, because despite all the positives of working there, my environment and my work wasn’t serving me anymore. And this happens every day to a lot of people out there. We spend most part of our day at work and it is important that we are happy in our environment. Like in my case, It wasn’t giving me the growth I was after. It wasn’t giving me the room to step up and take on more responsibilities and make big things happen, it wasn’t doing me any favours staying there. And I realised that I can talk forever or I can take the challenge to embark on the road in achieving my dreams. The things that I want to achieve, the difference I want to make. And that is why I am sitting here typing this post, because writing is one of my many passions and something I would love to do more.

Despite how I feel today, I have so much to look forward to because I now have the courage and the confidence which I didn’t have before. And if you read this post and feel the same, I can tell you that there is always a light at the end of it all. If you have career aspirations and dreams you would like to achieve and you really feel that you are not getting anywhere while being where you are, then it is time to move on. It is time to take the next step and in order to do that you have to leave your comfort zone behind. You will never know how good you are and the opportunities that are out there if you don’t try. There comes a time when there are no more excuses. There are no more reasons not to take that next step. So, what are you waiting for?

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