kenziology | Travel Guru + Coffee Enthusiast

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Why Quitting My Job Was The Best Decision I've Ever Made

Quitting my job was not easy. It wasn't something I had been planning, and it wasn't something I really wanted to do. Having a job is comfortable. It's a steady income and for the most part you know it will last you through for a while. So it's hard to take that step back and pull yourself out of a job that for all intents and purposes, is good. My life was good. I had a job, lived with family and didn't have to pay rent. I was on top of my bills and I was comfortable.

That's my least favourite word now. Comfortable. Because for me, it's synonymous with stuck.

So I quit my job. I knew that in order to live the life I dreamed of, something was going to have to give. I would have to step out of my comfort zone and focus on the steps that would get me to where I wanted to be. I was sick of being stuck, and I was willing to take the risk and jump off the deep end.

I was only unemployed for six days.

Did I mention I'm also moving halfway across the country? To live and work in Lake Louise, Alberta? Possibly the most beautiful destination in the world? Yeah, that doesn't hurt. This will actually be my second time living and working in Lake Louise, the fourth time living and working in Banff National Park. (Maybe I'll learn my lesson this time and actually stick around...)

What I want you to take away from this is that you don't have to settle. If you feel stuck, you can get out. If you want something different, it is out there. Most importantly, you do not have to live the life that you think you must if you are not happy. You have the power to take your life in your own hands, decide what makes you happy, and chase it until the edge of the earth. We are free.

I'm packing up my bags, and I board a plane on Sunday night. My next adventure is just beginning, and I can't wait to share it with you.

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