Today is my last day at my current job. I have been with my employer for three and a half year in 2 different positions. When I originally came here, it was on a whim … a chance to explore a new arena in health care administration. Last year when I decided to go back to school and transition to a part time, hourly-pay position, it was a faith walk. A year and a half later, I can say with full confidence that I don’t regret any part of the journey.

I don’t regret leaving my previous employer to come here and try something new. It provided an amazing leadership opportunity and the chance to learn about the vast world of oncology. I don’t regret leaving my salaried position – which amounted to a little more than half of what I was making – moving from my corner office to a cubicle and punching in and out for the first time since I was in undergrad; it afforded me the opportunity to pursue a vision that was placed in my heart with little revelation on the minute details of the journey. And even as I pack up my remaining belongings on today, I don’t regret taking the next big leap to live out my dreams in EVERY area of my life and not waste another minute functioning below my mental, physical and spiritual capacity.

When I look back, I must say that I have not been without any of my needs and very little of my wants. I have spent the year traveling and managed to do pretty well in school, even while working part time. I’ve had some amazing opportunities to teach and participate in public health research again. And I have recommitted to my personal health (more on that in a later post). There is a lot in store during the year ahead and I will be sure to keep you posted, but for now the question is what are you waiting for?

This post is simply to share with whoever may be questioning the next big step, or refusing to move because of fear, or waiting for the perfect moment to pursue your dreams and passions. This post is simply to say that the time is NOW. If the universe has placed a dream in your heart, it is NOT your job to work out the minor details ~ just take the first step. Don’t settle for what’s easy, while undermining what is excellent. What are you waiting for?