Let me preface this post with that I haven’t gotten fired from my current job, but I was in the shower the other day (ideas always come to me when I’m no where near a pen and paper), and I was thinking about how I’ve gotten to where I am in this stage of the game.
Life is so crazy because when you look back on certain events that were literally life changing and devastating at one point, you realize how amazing those events actually were.
No one ever wants to get fired from a job, but once you’ve dried the tears and gotten over the thought of possibly working the corner to pay rent that month (I kid, I kid!), you realize how happy you are that it happened.
I’ve been fired from my fair share of jobs and I can honestly say that even though I was pissed and wanted to punch my bosses in their smug faces, I really wanted to write them a thank you note once reality sank in.
Each job I’d been let go from, I was completely miserable at anyway and I hated the boss I worked for.
One of those said shitty jobs actually aided in me starting the blog. I hated working there so much and was really just trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, that I was poking around on the internet and reading LaurenConrad.com and somehow stumbled across The Skinny Confidential and just realized how much I enjoyed writing and sharing things with people. I loved both those blogs so much it inspired me to just start my own.
My thought was that hopefully my blog would help someone else out who was miserable at their 9-5 too.
I didn’t even really care at that point if I made money off the blog, I just wanted a space I could escape to.
The blog for me was a way to deal with the shit job I went to everyday and write about things I actually cared about. I finally had something I was passionate about doing everyday.
Flash forward to 2 years later and I’m now working an amazing job, and working on A Lifestyle Daily full time. Obviously, I hope to make ALD my only gig in the next year or so, but for once in my life I feel like I’m where I need to be.
Had I not started that job that I ended up loathing, ALD (which has gone through 3 name changes, *cringe emoji*), might not have ever been formed.
So the moral of all this is, you can definitely panic and shed some tears if you’re in this situation, but know that it’s all going to work out and the universe is probably just trying to help you figure out what you’re really supposed to be doing with your life.
Just put this vision in your head if you get canned: when you really get going with your blog or business and are making more money in a month than your boss sees in a year, send them a fruit basket with a big ass “THANK YOU”. Imagine the look on their face and you’ll be smiling for days.
Share how you got over it or how it actually worked out for you below!