I was 21.
I’d been promoted to manage my first store. I’d been there a couple months and had turned around a failing store. I was set to get promoted in a few months and start making close to 6 figures.
I still remember the day I quit vividly.
I’d been wrestling with the decision for a few weeks.
For a kid like me…
Growing like I did…
This was a golden ticket.
A REAL way out.
But, every day I was there I felt myself dying inside just a little bit more. I KNEW this wasn’t who I was meant to be. I knew I was meant to do more than sell shoes in a little mall store.
So, that day, I just couldn’t take it anymore.
My heart wasn’t in it.
As a manager, I had to fax in a written notice. And, I remember my hands were shaking as I put the letter in and hit the buttons. As soon as the fax stopped and I knew there was no going back…
A sudden rush of dread swept over my body.
“Did I just f!@# up my life?”
As it turns out, that was the best decision I ever made. There’s been a lot of ups and downs and a helluva lot of work… but, I couldn’t imagine how angry and full of regret I’d be now if I hadn’t done it.
In any case…
I imagine you might be in a similar spot… and while I’m cautious about telling someone to give everything up and pursue their dream… I can tell you, while it’s terrifying, it may be the single best decision you ever make.
Something to consider.
Anyway, web development was how I ultimately got out and built the life I really wanted. Could be the same for you. Just gotta put in the work. I’ve got a whole curriculum of coding and freelance courses to help.
And, you can get access to them for nothing over on SkillShare.
Details on all that are here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris