Sunday, July 31, 2005

A Leap of Faith

Every now and again, that decision that has been plaguing you in the back of your mind begins to keep you up at night. You no longer simply "think about it" but begin talking about it to others. Generally it's to test the waters and see if anyone other than yourself thinks you're crazy. Little by little you begin consciously and unconsiously to put things in place to make the decision possible: going over the pros and cons, removing negative thinking and people of out your life and finally stepping out on faith and going for it.

This is what has happened to me. And after umpteen years of working for someone else, I've finally make the conscious decision to do my own thing and leave my very secure 9-5 and write full-time.

For those of you who have seen my writing history you may think--why the hell was I working a job in the first place. Well, a lot of it was security and having smaller children and to be honest, I actually liked my job. Something many folks cannot say. But, I've made the move and as of August 12, I will be officially "unemployed" for the first time since I was 19 years old. A scary but exciting thought.

I do hope that it will make me more productive (I have no choice--gotta write my ass off now!) But I am stepping out on faith and believing that I can do this and do it well.

All good thoughts and prayers are welcome!!!

15 comments:

Amie Stuart said...

Donna congrats and good luck!!!

Jean said...

Congratulations. Best of luck to you.

Jaye said...

Congratulations, Donna! Here's to more and bigger successes from here on in!

PBW said...

Nothing like being C.E.O. of your life. Congratulations.

LaShaunda said...

Go Donna!

I know the Lord has big plans for you.

Alison Kent said...

My company downsized in January of 2004 and I volunteered - after being there 15 years. It's been the scariest 18 months since, but I've loved every minute of it. Good luck to you, Donna!

Mama Rose said...

Congratulations and good luck!! :)

Diana said...

Good luck! I don't know if I'll ever be able to not have to work but I applaud your decision and it's very inspiring.

JAC said...

This post is just what I needed today! As someone contemplating doing exactly the same thing, I've been having an ongoing internal monologue with myself for the past few months. I haven't given my notice yet - but I plan to make that leap of faith this fall. Scary, exciting, nervewracking. Good luck to you! Cheers.

Demetairs said...

Well I must say that you are demonstrating a tremendous amount of courage by following what's in your heart. So many people are afraid to follow what's in their heart for whatever reasons, but like the old saying goes, you only live once so why not follow your dreams. I'm really happy for you and I know that God will keep you. I wish you continued success and for everyone else, always listen to your inner voice and don't be afraid to let it guide you or life may end up passing you by.

Chana said...

I believe the root cause of every problem is a lack of faith. Good going, Donna. Your faith-leap is an inspiration.

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Demetairs said...

I must say you are demonstrating a tremendous amount of courage by following your heart. So many people refuse to do as such. I already know that God will keep you. To everyone else that may read this response, if there's anything you want to accomplish before you leave this earth, go for it! It's getting late in the day.

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