Eight months ago, I made the decision to leave a job that made me miserable. By many peoples’ standards, it was one of the most irresponsible decisions I could’ve made at the time. After all, who leaves a secure, relatively high-paying job without another one lined up?
At the time, I wholeheartedly believed that there was a better opportunity out there. That I didn’t deserve the disrespect from my bosses. That I was made to do something more.
I’d be lying if I said that the months that followed were easy. I was unemployed for nearly 3 months, and although I had a couple of freelance jobs throughout that time, I was only making a small fraction of my previous salary. It was caused so much stress and anxiety, but I did my best to remain hopeful about what was ahead.
In December, I received an offer I couldn’t turn down – a job as a content writer for an inbound marketing agency. Better yet, it was a remote position, meaning I could work from anywhere. At the time, it allowed me to travel and visit family without taking time off work while giving me the flexibility to set my own hours.
I never imagined it would give me the chance to do what I had been wanting for years – move out of Florida.
Here’s How It Happened:
Back in February, Alex was offered a position at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Because of the wedding, I wasn’t able to move with him right away, so I traveled back and forth every two to three weeks (another perk of working remotely). It was definitely stressful at times – being away from my soon-to-be husband two months before the wedding – but we made it work knowing better things were ahead.
The day after we got back from our honeymoon, Alex got word that he was offered the permanent position in Indiana!
Indiana, Here We Come!
So, we’re trading in our sandals for snow boots. We’re leaving year-round warmth and sunshine for cold weather and snow. Some call it crazy – and I guess it is. But we’re so excited for what lies ahead.