The Journey to the Present Moment: Why I Decided to Make a Change


When I set out to write this post, I didn’t really know how to start it or what to talk about, because I’m not really sure what the present moment means to me. As soon as I sat down to begin writing, however, it all came together in one long stream of consciousness that I just had to type out, if only because it seemed like it would be fun to read later on when I look back and think about the past and where I was at this exact time. So here it goes—here’s my present moment, in chronological order!

Life in the Fast Lane

I had reached a point in my life where I was living on autopilot. Working, spending time with family, and occasionally taking care of myself. The problem was that I wasn’t experiencing any real joy or happiness. It seemed like every day was an uphill battle, and it didn’t seem worth it anymore. So one day, after debating for weeks about what this meant for me and my family, I made the decision to change careers and become self-employed as a writer. It’s been about two months now since I’ve left my job and started my own business full-time, but so far things have been going well.

Unsatisfied with the Status Quo

I had been working in the same industry for over 10 years and felt stagnant, unfulfilled and undervalued. When my daughter was born, I realized that what she would be most proud of me for was not my job but how much time I spent with her.

I knew that if this is what mattered to me then it should matter to me as well.

In order to make this happen, I had to break free from the status quo. The first step was changing careers and finding something that would allow me more freedom with my schedule so that I could spend more time with my daughter.