I’ve now written the story of my escape from corporate life and posted it as a page here – link https://rosalynclare-coaching.co.uk/about-me/story-of-an-escape
I can honestly say I’ve never regretted that initial ‘rash’ decision to hand in my notice. Despite things not always been easy or going the way I wanted since that date.
I have a similar decision at the moment; whether or not to reduce hours or leave my part-time job completely in order to concentrate more fully on coaching. This feels equally scary, despite there being less to lose and more to gain!
My part time work does fit my values, I do feel I fit and there is no sense of being moulded into someone I do not want to be. The situation reminds me that life is not black and white. The decision is not just between staying and going. The best decision for some will be to work part-time. Or to add in to your life voluntary work or other activities which better fit your values. Or to make peace with your existing work (see earlier article).
And – apart from a few obvious exceptions – fear is not a good reason for avoiding anything.
What would you do if you were not afraid?