Monday, July 11, 2016

Life Updates & Outfit Details

Jeans and Shirt: H&M; Necklace: Charming Charlies

I saw  this journal at Home Goods and just knew I had to take it with me on my adventures!

Celebrated Georgia Girl and her twin girlies arriving in September!!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks since I last blogged. I know it's been awhile and for that I apologize. My excuse: Lack of creativity, and lack of joyful inspiration.

Most of you know that I took a new job back in February as an Assistant Community Manager for a property in Beaverton. The job turned out to be different than what I expected. Without going into too great of detail... this job has taught me crisis management and has also helped me develop skills to de-escalate situations and to provide a calm in uncomfortable scenarios. I have been feeling like a human punching bag and I am worn out by it. I have lost joy for my profession. I have lost the feeling of satisfaction leaving my office at the end of the day because I was too busy trying to slow my heart rate down from the constant confrontation I faced with residents.

Life can be challenging. Jobs aren't always fun. But you do have control over situations you place yourself in, and I firmly believe that if you don't like your situation, you can CHANGE it. It's easy to make excuses and in my case I often feel guilty for helping myself out, if it means inconveniencing someone else. But I only let the guilt eat at me for so long before I decided to quit my job last week.

I'm not saying that the solution is  always to quit your job, or run away from your responsibilities. I wouldn't have quit my job if I hadn't lined up a different job for myself. But I was so tired of the abuse I was receiving. If you are in a similar situation, work related or personal life related you should examine it. Figure out a way to change it. Take control, and stop acting like a victim. Trust me, I know it's not easy. But I promise you fighting for happiness is worth it!!

Leaving for Europe 1 week from tomorrow!! After I get back in August, I will start my new job. More to come about that when I get home.

Happy Monday friends, make it a great day!


1 comment:

  1. Have a great trip Katie! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your next adventure, proud that you were able to take that step and fought for your happiness and sanity :)