Life After Career Change
Hello beautiful people! I hope you're having a great day. Welcome back to CRMstyles! I've been getting a lot of questions about how I've been since I made the big decision to quit my full time job. I will be honest and say that in the beginning I was very anxious because of the lifestyle change but I remained hopeful.
Keep reading down below to see how it's been going.
How I've adjusted
When I made the decision to quit my job, I was very nervous about the salary change impacting my lifestyle. On top of scaling my makeup artistry and blog business, I started my own social media business. I remained hopeful that opportunities would present themselves. Being that my income change, I did have to take a step back and reevaluate my monthly budget moving forward. I made changes to several spending habits including eating out, buying clothes, and starting my own garden.
I didn't realize how much I was actually spending on going out. I was spending around $50 - 200 every weekend. Now I have a monthly budget of $125 - 200 a month.
I hate to admit how much I was spending on clothes. On average I was spending $250 on clothes every month. I definitely knew that I had to make a change there, especially since I already have so many clothes! I decided to set a boundary with myself. If I had any occasion or event to attend, I would be sure to wear something in my closet unless I didn't have the necessary pieces that coordinated with the event‘s attire.
Lastly, we all know that the economy is not at it’s best and food prices are ridiculous. I decided to start my own garden to not only save money but also to eat healthier. Thoughout this process, I’ve also learned patience and how to consistently take care of something else besides myself. Starting a garden has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
How I've grown
As previously stated, I did start my own social media consulting business to continue to increase my income. I knew that I had to create new avenues to expand my business. The first step that I took was creating packages on my website and marketing them on my own social media platforms. From there, I started to have clients book one-time consultations. Those one-time consultations eventually turned into monthly paying clients which created reliable income. As I pick up clients, word of mouth tends to do its duty, and I have been consistently booking clients.
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New beginnings and ventures are hard and often discouraging, but discomfort breeds growth. This journey has taught me to rely completely on God, my savior - Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. My faith has grown tremendously. Although it’s been a nerve-wrecking journey, remaining hopeful and faithful in God taking care of me has gotten me through hard times. I’ve learned to pivot my negative thought processes into more positive ones. Most of all, I’ve learned to let go.
I appreciate you for taking your time to visit CRMstyles and read more about my story. I’ve shared a few scriptures below for others who are experiencing a similar story or situation in their life. Maybe you’ve been debating for a while about taking that leap of faith? Maybe fear & control has taken over and you need to learn to let go? These scriptures are for you.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
“Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.”
Matthew 8:26 NLT
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4: 6-7
Until next time!