Life After Leaving Corporate America
I left Corporate America 5 months ago and it was the best decision for my sanity at that time. I was in a super toxic environment and dealt with a manager who was constantly trying to attack my character, reputation, & damn near had me go TF off daily. While my salary was decent, the job was a low-stress role, and provided an opportunity to learn new systems and skills, it ultimately wasn’t a big enough in that environment. The reality of it all was that I absolutely dreaded going to work and it was even starting to make me sick and depressed!
After much thought, I finally decided it was time to leave; I put on my big girl panties and took a huge leap of faith!
Since I left Corporate America, I've been able to travel, refocus, and detox from the negativity. I’ve learned so much about myself and finally figured out exactly what I wanted to do with Queen On The Go! This journey definitely hasn’t been all unicorns and sunshine, it’s easily been one of the most gut wrenching and humbling experiences ever. While the paychecks stopped, the bills did not and there have been times where I didn’t know how I was going to make ends meet from one month to the other. Not having the guaranteed direct deposit hit my account every other week has forced me out of my comfort zone. This lack of guaranteed money has turned back on the hustle switch that I had unknowingly put into auto-pilot.
Although it has been the scariest 8 months of my life, the clarity that I've gained during this time is absolutely amazing! I've learned how to tap into my resources and skills, while calculating the true value of my skill set. I am now in a position where I know my worth and can speak to why I should be paid as such!
The opportunities and doors that are starting to open are proof that I'm moving in the right direction. While I may go back into Corporate America at some point, I can say that it will now be on my terms. This experience has taught me the truth that I have been undervaluing my worth in the workplace putting my self care first will always ensure that I'm in a position to win!