Today I quit my corporate job to be a full time astrologer!
This may seem like a shock to some, but the truth is it was a long time coming. For the past three and a half years, I worked as a database administrator for a commercial real estate lender while I socked away money to fund my dream of being a full time astrologer and writer.
Some would think I am off my nut for giving up the stability of a steady paycheck. Others would think I’m off my nut to pursue a career as an astrologer.
I think it is even crazier to give so much of your life to something you don't love.
The work itself was not grueling -- sure there were some stressful days, but generally, it was just that I did not like doing work that meant absolutely nothing to me. Ultimately, the work just wasn’t what I’m passionate about. Lassoing numbers from a spreadsheet into a database and keeping track of regulatory paperwork --- gag! Work that was so meaningless (to me) that I felt like a fraud.
I just knew that I couldn't last much longer in that position, though, so I got my finances in order, saved some money, repaired my credit, got an education and then got things lined up for the business once I launched.
And then the fear set in...and I was sucked back in by the money, the safety and the security. And my heart hurt. It was a weird dynamic to be caught up in, and probably more all up in my head than anything. I knew intellectually, I was ready to leave --that is, I had saved money and did all I needed to do in order to make a break-- but I kept hanging out in the comfort zone, the cushy-cush of getting paid a steady income doing easy rote work.
I waxed philosophical about the ramifications of not pursuing my passions, of doing something only for the money, of living out of touch with my own authenticity-- it hit me like a brick on the head....
--what if by me keeping the job I hated so much, I was actually blocking someone else from having their dream job?
My name is Dawn Champine and I am the Creatrix of The Goddess Diaries. I am very passionate about helping women remember their REAL GODDESS selves.