So I am “resigning” from the “real world” – I guess first I should explain what the “real world” represents to me. The “real world” is the way I was told I need to live my life by people while I was growing up.
“You need to work hard to make a lot of money”
“Who cares if you don’t like what you do for work, that’s why they call it work because you have to work at it.”
“You need a steady job with a good retirement”
“Life isn’t easy”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees”
“Rich people aren’t good people”
The list goes on and on really… Throughout my life, I followed all those rules and guidelines that people told me and what I found was those rules and guidelines are bullshit. I had a “good” steady job with a planned retirement, I made work and life much more harder than it needed to be, and I was miserable! Within four years into my profession (which I was 26 years old), I found myself in and out of the hospital, very sick and on bed rest. After two months of feeling horrible, I chose to broaden my horizons to find a cure for my illness. Guess what, I found more than a cure, I found a new way of thinking, a new way of seeing the world and new hope.
Long story short, I cured myself of the sickness I had with alternative medicine and started chaining my life for the better. I started making choices for myself that would make me happy. I changed my job, I changed how I thought of myself, my time and my self worth. I realized that most people that were passing along that stinkin thinkin were not (and are still not) very happy in their lives. I choose to focus on the good in people and their potential (not their faults), I choose to see my world as never ending opportunity and adventure, I choose to believe that anything is possible as long as I believe it will add to the amount of happiness I have in my life.
So back to me “resigning”, I’m “resigning” from the old conventional thoughts that life and work has to be hard and things don’t come easy. I’m moving past all that nonsense to believe that life is easy, fun and a constant adventure filled with amazing experiences.
I challenge you to take a look at some of the stinkin thinkin you were told throughout your life journey and choose to resign too! Follow your heart and your dreams because that is when life truly begins!