LJ shares that after a nasty incident at work her friend asked her if it was going to be a new company or a new career, she chose a new career.
LJ explains how she left her career in IT to become a teacher, even though it meant a 50% reduction in her salary. Yet she readily admits, that the salary cut was a reason that this change had been delayed...
When she found herself just trying to get to the end of the next three month project, she knew something had to change.
The money was no longer worth the hassle
LJ shares that she chose to go in to teaching because she understand the power of teaching, having experience both the very good and the very bad.
Her high school teacher had told her that she couldn’t do maths, and she had believed him.
Yet later in her career, she met another teacher who believed in her, and because of him she now holds a degree in engineering.
Having seen both the sides of a teacher, she wanted to be able to give that positive experience to others.
She will now be teaching math to high school students.
LJ shares that 5 years ago she would have thought she would be working for herself and setting her own hours, she never would never have envisioned she would have been working for her principality
She now understands that it’s okay to work for someone else if you’re happy.
She did IT because it was easy for her and paid well, but she wants to teach because it's what she loves to do.
LJ explains that if she ignores her intuitive messages, she gets clunked over the head by a piece of 2 x 4, so now if she hears these messages, especially when she hears them more than once, she makes sure she listens.
It is possible to follow your dreams.
I am happier and more excited about working than she has been for a long happy.
Sometimes your path may not be working for yourself, but in more of a service role.
“Today is the only day you have to be sure that you’re moving forward on your goals” - Trent Ham
LJ Earnest is a productivity blogger, software engineer, mother, Girl Scout leader and high school teacher. She has been writing SimpleProductivityBlog.com for many years and helps people get what has to be done so they can get to what they want to do.