Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Quote That Changed My Life

This quote came from a calender titled "Life 101."

"The result of honoring the comfort zone too much, too often: a sense of deadness; a feeling of being trapped in a life not of our desiring, doing things not of our choosing, spending time with people not of our liking. The answer to all of this? Do it. Feel the fear, and do it anyway. Physically move to accomplish those things you choose."

I had to read this over and over and over and over and over. Then, again until I was able to think about moving. I used this quote to quit a job that was raping my soul. I would cry everyday I went. I stayed home for three days reading my bible and meditating. On the fourth day, I returned to work and quit on the spot.

I realized I was feeling so bad because it was more than time for me to go. I have been there 8.5 years and I had no respect for the people I worked for. They were racist. When the office manager told me she didn't know anyone who was not racist, I knew I had to get out of there.

When we put up with situations that are not good for us, we lose a piece of ourselves every time we reenter that environment. I walked away from that job and didn't look back. My life only got better because I was not honoring what was comfortable, I did what was right for my soul. Do what you must to be who you are.

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