Daily Prompt: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally? 

My first reaction was to ask whether it’s a cop out to say “a bit of both” but on second thought I have first-hand experience making a major change in my life – quitting my job, as in resigning, walking away without looking back, I’m just not doing that anymore!

I did no research, I did no financial review, I merely consulted with my husband about my plan, received his support and went for it.  The change was greatly facilitated, actually financed by my negotiating a 6 month severance package–I’ll entertain questions on how I did this in the comments-however, there was no question that I was quitting once I’d decided I was done.

You may suspect there’s a big back story here but you’re going to have to wait for my book to come out!!


Author: The C-Sweet

I'm a Soccer Mom/Baseball Mom living the American Dream in northern Virginia. I work as a Business Advisor & Consultant focusing on small-medium sized businesses in my local community. I've drunk the chardonnay, practiced the yoga, driven the minivan, atomized the essential oils, made the spinach dip and attended many Southern Living at Home, Stella & Dot, and Pampered Chef parties. I'm a Catholic, Conservative, Spiritually Awake individual sharing my opinion on whatever catches my fancy and occasionally entertaining a few folks with tales from my ADDiva life!

13 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”

    1. Thank you for the pingback – especially b/c I haven’t been able to post my own on the Daily Prompt comments per the instructions. I’m sorry you’re having a rough time – I hope you’re well on the path to work through it. Since I did this I’ve been meeting more and more people who reached the point where making a change was a matter of survival.


  1. Good for you! I have the same debate going on in my head right now as well. I’d really love to scale back on my day-job in order to focus on my personal business – it’s just too scary to think about not having a steady paycheck and health benefits!

    I’d love to know how you negotiated a severance if you were the one who initiated the split… although I just started my current job less than 6 months ago, I don’t think they’d even consider that 🙂


    1. How I negotiated the severance is that I had been an employee of this very large company for 12 years and had worked in a number of roles AND I’m a woman of a certain age (think protected class i.e. women over 40) and so I had some leverage. Your best bet is to try to go part time in your current job or look for a part time role elsewhere.


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