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Walking By Faith, Not By Sight...

I'm at a stage in my life where I'm walking away from anything and anyone that is having a negative effect on my life. Last week, I quit my job. 

I was a 6th grade teacher and y'all know what the current state of education is...if you don't, just know that the bar is in hell, especially in NC. The pay already sucks, but my passion for teaching is what kept me there. Last Wednesday (10/26) that passion ran the f*ck out and so did I. 

Teaching was stressing me OUT. I was leaving work everyday with a headache. I would come home irritable and aggravated. I dreaded driving to that school everyday. It was affecting my ability to be the best mama to my baby and that's where I had to draw the line. There isn't one thing on this Earth that comes before my baby boy. 

My original resignation date was November 18, but mentally I was already checked out. I do miss my students and my coworkers, but I can't lie - being able to take my baby to the park on Tuesday for the first time in the middle of the day trumped all of that. I have not landed another full-time job & I really don't plan to. I may snag a part-time something just so I have a constant stream of income coming in, but I have no desire to go back to spending 40+ hours on somebody's else's clock. 

I have one business that's pretty established, one I'm launching in a few days and another one that still in the early stages but it's coming together. I have 66 apps on my phone that I can turn on and make some money. I'm going to be okay. If you've been hesitating to take a leap in anything - do it. I understand if financially you can't just quit like I did - but go ahead and make an exit plan.

Life is too short to spend 40 hours a week at a place you hate with people you don't like....

Ciera' Harris is the founder of Black Girl Thriving, The Black Mama Collective, and Read & Go Traveling Book Club. She is also a certified ELA teacher. Her passion is serving Black women & she does that through social media, events, and blogging. She loves helping people, animals, and being in nature. She is the mother to 1 son named Elias  and a puppy named Melo. She is based in Charlotte, NC. 
IG: @blackgirlthriving/@theblackmamacollective/@readandgobookclub 

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