Taking a Leap of Faith: 5 signs it’s time for a career change

I was a junior in college when I chose to major in accounting.  At the time I was struggling to find a passion and the economy was struggling as well.  I knew that accounting would guarantee me a job and supply a steady income.

I wasn’t very interested in the subject of accounting, but I was good at it.  I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and a job offer from one of the world’s largest accounting firms.  They lured me with in with fancy lunches, gifts, and the promise of a substantial paycheck.  I figured I’d try it out for a couple years, get my CPA, and at the very least the position would look great on my resume.

Well life often doesn’t go to plan.  I ended up resigning a year and nine months later, without my CPA, and without another job in the industry.  Many people have questioned whether or not I made the right decision for my career and have wondered what the heck happened.  Here are five reasons why I left my secure, well-paying job… and why maybe you should leave yours too.

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DATE a girl who travels

I recently saw an article titled “Don’t date a girl who travels” posted by a friend of mine on Facebook.  As a girl who has been to Africa and Central America in the past year alone, I instantly questioned whether this article was written about girls like me.  Once I read the article, I realized that it was describing me entirely.  Had this person read my diary?

While the author had an interesting perspective, I’d like to argue that it’s the wrong perspective.  Everyone should want to date women like me.  Speaking from experience, I know that we are awesome.  Let me tell you why.

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And… another video!

Hi Primal Friends,

I posted my very first “talking-head” video today. Wow… between the lighting, angles, shadows, volumes; I did not realize how hard these are to make. But for the past year and a half I’ve embraced the minimalist lifestyle and have lived without a T.V. This video shares six reasons why it’s been awesome.

If you have a few minutes please watch it and let me know what you think. You may notice that I refer to my new site ImForChrist.com – it’s still a work in progress! I’ll post the link as soon as it’s viewable. Besides that, constructive criticism and compliments are always welcome 🙂

Check out my first video on Youtube!

Check out my first video on Youtube!

It’s been a while since I’ve been active in the Blogosphere… but oh how I’ve missed it dearly!

Recently I decided to try my hand at making videos.  This one is mostly an experiment to test out the medium, but I figured some of you might enjoy it.  Feel free to “like” it if you do!

Happy Friday my friends 🙂

Spinach Smoothie aka “Popeye’s Delight”

I keep hearing about all these people who juice their vegetables.  I started out very skeptical of all the health claims, but lately I have been becoming more and more intrigued.  It seems like a great way to add greens to your diet.  I finally started to give in when I made my first-ever “green” smoothie tonight.  I know it’s not juice… but it’s a step a closer 🙂

I got my inspiration from The Flirty Foodie’s: “Lean N’ Green Spinach and Avocado Smoothie” and from Iowa Girl Eats: “Green Monster Spinach Smoothie.”  I had trouble picking one, so I used some ingredients from both.  Thanks ladies!

Spinach Smoothie aka “Popeye’s Delight”

  • ½ of a ripe avocado
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk (I used coconut, but any kind will work)
  • 1 banana
  • 4 cups spinach (or about 2 giant handfuls)

In a food processor, or blender, combine all the ingredients until it reaches your desired consistency.  Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

What are your thoughts on juicing?  Is a high-quality juicer worth the investment?

My belly really likes Things My Belly Likes!

Since July my life has changed dramatically.  Long gone are the lazy college days where I would sleep in, tan by the pool, and brainstorm my next blog post.

These days I spend so much time bringing home the bacon that I rarely have time to cook it.

Thank goodness my office has a Whole Foods across the street…

But after almost 5 months in the real world, I’m finally getting adjusted.  Recently I made food other than scrambled eggs for the first time in weeks…  And I realized my belly really likes Things My Belly Likes.

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My First Guest Blog Post!

You’ll have to forgive me for dropping off the face of the blog-Earth the past couple weeks.  Monday morning I started working full-time as a Tax Associate for a large accounting firm… and I’m still trying to find my new routine. 

They’re very excited for my guest post.

But the good news is I haven’t been completely slacking!  I recently wrote my first guest-blog-post for Josh and Max over at Caveman College.  Their blog focuses on living Primal as a college student… which I know from personal experience can be very challenging!  I encourage you to check out my guest post along with the rest of their awesome site 🙂

Minimalism 3.0

“We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one.”
– Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

I recently found this quote on a blog I came across: Deconstruct the Girl.  It wasn’t posted to inspire minimalism, but that’s the affect it had on me.  So many of us spend money in order to impress our peers, in order to show how great our lives are.  But at the end of the day money spent, and processions bought, will never buy us happiness.  Collect moments, not things.  

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