This morning I went to the computer to veg out on Tumblr and scan the internet for all the latest fashion news. What I found out was Eva Chen tweeting that she has decided to leave ‘Lucky’ magazine! Eva has decided to “spend time with her family” (as stated on her Twitter). Even though I’m sad to see my favorite ‘Lucky’ girl go, I can’t help but feel a sense of familiarity with her.
Leaving a job you care so much about is hard enough, but the hardest part is feeling like you’re losing a part of yourself as well – in many different ways. To stay at your job many times means to lose out on personal time. Now, it’s easy to tell yourself that personal time is optional and a luxury to have, maybe even something that is an easy sacrifice for the hard work and dedication you put into your job and the benefits you are receiving. The reality however is personal time to yourself, with family, and with friends is not optional.
What makes someone strong is the ability to see when life is no longer heading in a healthy direction and have the courage to break your patterns and make a choice that is right for you. Like Chen, I was faced with a “crossroads” (now me and Chen have made awful puns) and made the difficult choice to leave my job at Crossroads Trading Company last week. Even though I had a huge sense of failure feeling like a let a team down (and myself for leaving what I have been working so hard at since I was sixteen at my first retail job), I knew the best decision was to listen to my heart.
In the end all you have is what you decide for yourself. You alone can be the spokesperson for your heart. If you do what you need to do, the best is yet to come!