I am a black female therapist, whose taking the leap (One foot in front of the other).
There comes a time in your life when you know that it’s time to move on. Well, this moment is here for me. I put in my resignation letter last week Tuesday, and this coming Friday (September 8), one year, and one month from the day I started here, I’m gone, and I am elated! I told myself that this will be the last resignation letter I put in. The next time I resign, it will be for good, and I will be moving full-time into my destiny. I don’t think I have ever been more sure about anything than I am about this! God is more real to me now, than ever. And I know that he has given me the push to do what I need to do.
Working in mental health this past year has showed me that I am not built to work for people. What I have been purposed to do is bigger than loan forgiveness programs, and staying within a pay range to make it with my student loans. I know, confidently, that I am going to be a big deal. Yes, that may sound crazy to some of you, but MARK MY WORDS: The Love Collective Co. WILL be a household name for women of color, globally. This was put on my heart by God. So there’s no doubt in it.
This year has been life changing for me. I got a new job, I bought a house, and I have conquered some of my biggest fears, all thanks to my faith in God (sometimes shaken, but faith nonetheless). I spent 2016 crippled with fear and uncertainty, but because I continued to reach for the helm of Jesus’s robe lol, the floodgates opened this year. Everything that I desired, and professed to be mine, came true. Although, I know for sure that things will not always be like this, I am enjoying my season of blessings and favor. I am truly living. I am happy, and I am now ready to do the work to take TLC to where it needs (and is ordained) to be!
So if you’re on the verge of burn out from this profession, take some time to do your self-care (something I am starting to understand the value in), and make a decision about what your next step will be. You already have the tools. We don’t have to be stuck in a box because we want to be politically correct, or because we’re too afraid to try new things. We have to set the pace for our profession, so do what works for you!
In this next phase of my life, I want to be around boldness. Bold women who are fearless and are open and willing to do what needs to be done, in spite of the naysayers. I hope a year from now when I look back at this post, I have not let life defeat me. But that I am not where I am today, and will be a year closer to where GOD wants me to be.
I hope whoever reads this, lets this be permission for them to take the leap, to tighten up, and to make it do what it do!
We’re out here rooting for you.