Well, I did it! I quit my job. O.K. so it isn't smart to quit a job until you have a new one. Butů.

There are lots of reasons why people quit their jobs. They don't like what they do. They're underpaid. They don't get along with their boss. They are offered a better position. They move. I liked my job. I was underpaid. I couldn't please my boss. I wasn't offered a better position. I had to move.

Confused yet? If you've been following my life, you know it ain't been easy. But then if it were, would I be who I am today? I said earlier that all things must change in order to grow. Remember my mantra. "I can do it!" I played by all the rules for the first 47 years of my life. Then I decided to make my own rules. Right or wrong, good or bad, I have been experimenting with my life for the past 5 years. (you know what they say - "You can't win, if you don't play!")

I quit my job with the idea of going into business for myself. Hmmm, what should I do? I love working with computers and graphics. I am a real people person. I'm great at customer service. And boy can I clean out a closet!! Hey! What an idea! Why don't I help people clean up their spaces and help them live a tighter life. I am now the proud owner of my very own business. Licensed and insured to the tune of $500,000. It has taken me a month of getting everything together, letterhead, business cards, and brochures.

It has actually been fun. I have gotten back into my graphic design and that has been really cool. I am talking to all kinds of people to get ideas and some terrific suggestions. My support network has been there with me every step of the way and for this I thank them most graciously. I have moved in with a very good friend and she and her husband have agreed not to charge me any rent, and in addition, she pays me to clean her home. What a deal! This gives me some freedom to get my business off the ground.

I have secured a few jobs just by word of mouth and one of the best pieces of advice I received was "Refuse the first jobs you are offered and become exclusive."

So if there is anyone out there who needs to have their space cleaned, rearranged or whatever, I'll be out there. Just look for a determined individual.


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