I’ve been feeling for a while that what I was doing just wasn’t the right fit for me. It’s hard to describe.

About 3 months ago, I took a position as a Creative Director at an advertising agency that I had worked for in the past. It’s a really well-respected agency with lots of great clients and great people. I was honoured to be in the position.

Yet, something just didn’t feel right.

I was missing that deep passion for the business. I tried to get there for a lot of weeks and keep pushing through, but ultimately, it wasn’t connecting. I couldn’t find the bigger purpose or vision.

So I quit.

I didn’t make the decision overnight. I wrestled with it for a couple of months. Ultimately, when something just isn’t a good fit, it isn’t good for you, your clients, or the business you’re working for.

I could’ve stayed. Kept taking in a nice paycheque. Kept getting benefits. Kept just showing up until something else worked itself out. But that didn’t seem right and I had this very, very distinct peace about going. So I did.

Some would say that’s foolish. I think that some days. But I knew that I couldn’t find what I really wanted to do while doing something else. Plus, I was in the enviable position of having some money set aside for an investment. I wasn’t planning the investment to be myself, but hey, why not?

Now, I wouldn’t leave clients high-and-dry. So I’m happily continuing on with some contracts for key projects I was involved with which will help. But my goal is to have some time to decide what’s next, volunteer time with some great businesses I’m connected with to help find some mutual fits, then lay out some great plans, and launch into it.

Ultimately, the goal is to find something that I’m deeply passionate about. Maybe that’s crazy, but it’ll be fun finding out.

I’m going to share my story about the journey right here. I don’t know what it will look like, but I invite you to follow along.

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