Welcome to my new blog! First time blogger, long time blog reader 😊. What drove me to do this and start a blog? Well, I have some coworkers and a boss to thank for that. Without them, I would probably never be here writing. After 3+ years of dealing with their condescension and just plain mean attitudes, I flat-out quit my job. Like, with no plan or job offer waiting for me.
I was terrified but also excited to resign. I knew I had to leave there and simply couldn’t take it any longer. After I handed my resignation letter to my boss and the conversation ended, it took a bit of time for reality to set in. What the heck was I going to do once my 2 weeks’ notice was over? Luckily a few days after resigning, my mind started to think about other things than how miserable I was at that place. I started to think of some options….including some business venture ideas. Talk about terrifying. Starting a business??!? Well, time will tell if I go down that path, or if I decide to find a job elsewhere. Either way, I’ll learn a lot more than I was at that dead-end job.
One of the ideas that came to my mind was the fact that I’ve been one of the “Top Rated Reviewers” in the Chicago area on a popular travel review site. With over 80,000 readers on that site, I thought I might just cut that middleman (the review site) and start my own blog. What’s funny (well, pathetic, but a funny comparison) is that my boss and coworkers (to be more specific, just the females at the Corporate office on my work team) clearly don’t appreciate my work or contributions. I’m talking about 4 females. The ones that made my life miserable and made me question my worth. But when I thought about my audience on that travel review site, my mind was blown that over 80,000 people had looked at my reviews. And way more than 4 people had rated my reviews on that travel site as “helpful”.
One of my favorite memes that I’ve seen on Facebook reads “You have $86,400 in your account and someone stole $10 from you. Would you be upset and throw all of the $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person that took your $10? Or move on and live? Right, move on and live. See, we have 86,400 seconds in every day, so do not let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the rest of the 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff, life is bigger than that.”
Those 4 females are the 10 seconds in that meme. My 80,000+ readers on that travel site I mentioned, they are the 86,400 seconds. …and you, dear reader, are part of those 86,400 seconds, too.
I’m a seriously introverted person, but want to share and help others. When I get one of those “helpful” votes on the travel site, it totally makes my day. So if you like a post, please take a quick moment to share it with your friends. If you’ve read this far, you’ve seriously made my day 😊.