Transitioning from stress to relief

I’ve been at my new job for about a week and a half and I can already tell I’m loving every minute of this transition. As you guys know, the hotel industry doesn’t stop for anyone. I spent countless times stressing about things that were not in my control and I came from working 10-13 hour days, having two phones, constantly worrying about my groups and how my inbox will look in the morning, and the list goes on. I was always stressed and it just wasn’t worth being unhappy. So I knew I had to make a change to better myself.

I’ve been working in a doctors office and the change is incredible. I work in a small office with seven people and it’s seriously a breath of fresh air. I do a ton of little administrative tasks, checking in patients, organizing, and inputting data into reports and it makes me wonder why I didn’t leave the hotel sooner. I’m able to clock out, leave work behind and go home to my family and enjoy time quality time with them.

We’ve been slowly working on fixing up the house and I can’t wait to share all the fun things we’ve done! We’ve opened up our dining and living room to accommodate all of Rylee’s toys (pictures to follow), I’m slowly working on her bedroom and creating a space she can play in when we’re upstairs, and hopefully by the fall, our backyard will be ready to host gatherings with a fully furnished backyard.

With all the extra time and energy, I’ve definitely felt a sense of relief. I’m currently happy with where I am and how the next few months are looking!

Below are just a few tips I have for anyone thinking of making a change in their work life:

  • Take the risk. My biggest dilemma in all of this was trying to figure out if risking my job to do something else was worth it and I went back and forth multiple times before making the jump.
  • Get rid of the fear you have. I was legitimately scared to leave because I didn’t want anyone to judge me for leaving behind a great career or to burn any bridges, but once I got rid of that fear, I felt unstoppable. I knew I made the right decision.
  • Just do it. We all want what’s best for ourselves and our families and sometimes you just need to rip the band-aid off and just do it.

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