Yep, you heard me right. I made the jump. I conquered my fear. I quit my job of nearly 7 years. But how did I do it?
Easy. I just did it.
Was I fully prepared? No.
Did I have another source of income? Health insurance? Not really.
It came down to the realization that if I didn’t do it now… I might never do it.
I worked for nearly 7 years as a mechanical engineer on the space shuttle. So, yes, technically, I am was a rocket scientist. I get got paid very well. So making the decision to leave my job was NOT an easy one. Most people I tell think I am crazy. And I actually like that.
It’s been a month, and maybe I’m still just living on cloud nine before my inevitable fall… but at least for now, things are going great and looking up!
I had an acting gig this week that paid really well and I just booked another for December that will also pay well. In other acting related news, I have an audition in a couple weeks for an agency I am seeking representation from. I was referred to them by a company who uses me a lot for commercial-type work. This is a huge opportunity!
I mailed three literary agent query letters for the children’s book that my sister and I co-wrote.
I’m submitting myself for a temporary (4 month) dream job.
AND… Nixon and I are going on a 12 day vacation to Costa Rica! Hot diggity! The sweetest part is we were able to use only a small portion of our accumulated sky miles to pay for our flights. I love free stuff (even more now)!
I’m not sure what will happen in the future. I may decide to get another cubicle job (I know, I know!) in order to rack up some extra cash. But it would only be temporary. Nixon and I have dreams and a cubicle is not in them. Maybe we’ll move to Costa Rica or to Vegas? Who knows? Maybe we’ll jump on a jet plane to Los Angeles. At this point, anything is possible. And that feels so damn good.