The title, “Starting Over at 30,” got my attention because I am starting over in my thirties. Like the author Tamika Burgess, who writes for “From A Wildflower,” I too went to college with a vague idea of what I wanted. Burgess said it best when she said, “I just knew I wanted it to lead to a fun career. I didn’t want to get stuck in a job that I hated.” Well, like Burgess I got stuck at a job I am not passionate about. I have not gotten sick over it,God forbid, however I do feel the pain of working somewhere I don’t belong.
Sometimes I come across an article that just resonates with me and I have to respond. My response…
Whew, it feels good to know that I am not alone in the struggle to find myself, words, and life, even in my thirties. I know we should have our stuff together. We should be soaring in our field. Making a national name for ourselves, or at the least a name respected in our field. Yet, we have to start over. Sometimes I get angry with myself about it, but then I have an “aha moment.” I take a deep breath and realize that I am where I need to be, I gained what I needed to have in the journey that’s for me. I stop trying to make sense of it all, because that will waste valuable time that I can take to figure out how to live my life doing what I love to do. Kudos to you, taking a leap of faith and quitting your job, to do what you love. That’s a step that I choose not to do, however, I admire those who do. I am working my day job until my dream job can pay the bills. That just means long nights, and hard work,as I go from day job to dream job. Thanks for sharing your story, it’s a reminder that it’s never too late to do what you love!
What’s your response?