Tuesday 10 September 2013

Blogtember- Life Turn

I have decided to participate in Blogtember. It seems like something that would be pretty fun. I have no idea if I'll be able to actually do this, but I'm going to give it a try!

Today's prompt:

Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.

As a student, I worked for an insurance brokerage. When I graduates, the economy was starting to decline and businesses were closing instead of hiring. Encouraged by a number of people around me, I ended up getting my insurance brokers license. Taking it a step further, I also got my CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) designation. I worked full time in insurance for 3ish years. 
I hated every minute of it. 
I had changed brokerages and cities, thinking it was maybe where I was working...but no, it was the industry. I was miserable. Everyone around me knew I was miserable. 

The last brokerage I worked for was by far my worst experience...the clients, the staff, the workload, the owners...everything. 

I won't go into detail of everything that led up to it...but I had enough. I was done with being miserable and depressed. I was done with the brokerage I was working for. 

At the time, it was a horrible situation but ended up being the best thing that could happen to me. 

I was able to take time off and collect my thoughts, enjoy my summer and spend time having fun. It was an opportunity to go back to being me. 

This situation allowed me to go back to my passion and what I really wanted to do with my life- give back, make a difference. Through luck and good timing, I was offered a job at a non-profit (this was a great stepping stone for me...the organization was one I was passionate about but the boss...was difficult and crazy, at best.), which lead to another job and eventually my current job- my dream job.

Everything lined up to get me where I am today. As mentioned, I have my dream job, which I love, work with the best people, have the most amazing and supportive boss, great friends, active social life...I'm back to being me and back to being happy.

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