When To Move On To Greener Pastures

In the last month my address, relationship status and employment all unexpectedly changed. I felt a mix of emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety. I was really comfortable six weeks ago. But I’ve learned that comfort rarely leads to growth.

During my last day at work I wore this green sweater I got from Shein. I got so many compliments on it and I told people I was moving on to greener pastures. Now let me be clear: greener pastures does not mean better pastures. I think it’s important to know when it is time to leave and move on, even if you’re happy and content where you are in life.

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WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR JOB

My last job was my dream job. But it was also my first job. I was able to have so many great experiences but I felt like a hit a plateau. When there’s no room for advancement, it’s time to leave. I was comfortable at my job and felt confident in performing all my job duties. But it stopped being challenging and so I had to find greener pastures.

 

WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR HOME

I’ve lived at home with my mom since I graduated college to save money. To be honest, I don’t think I was entirely ready to live on my own. I know I could have handled it but putting money in my savings account and learning some more life skills was more important to me. After almost three years at home I was itching to be on my own. My commute to work was ridiculous, I hated traveling to the city on the weekends to see my friends and I wanted to feel like a real adult. By some miracle I found this amazing apartment at a great price that was just perfect for me. I wasn’t seriously looking to move out but I couldn’t pass up the deal. I think when things fall into your lap, you really have to take it and put your fears aside.

 

WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

There’s a plethora of reasons why to end your relationship so I’m not going to list them here. But I think people have one of two mindsets in a relationship: Dating for fun or dating for marriage/long-term. If two people aren’t completely on the same page, it just won’t be successful no matter how great the two individuals are. I’m at a point in my life where I’m selfish and working on advancing myself and perhaps a serious relationship isn’t for me. And that’s perfectly okay.

It’s okay to move on. I think we should encourage it more. There’s nothing that frustrates me more than people who stay in situations because they’ve been there a long time. If leaving your job, significant other or home is going to advance you, then do it!

Stay driven.

*Shein gifted me this sweater. All opinions are my own. 

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