I Quit My 9-5 Job to Pursue My Passion
With Jessica of Seeking Jess
Hi everyone, I am Jessica, also known as Seeking Jess through my Instagram and Youtube Channel. As you can already tell by the title, yes, I quit my 9-5 Job to pursue my passion. But trust me, it wasn’t easy at all. I am actually only 24 and have recently graduated with a double bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Management. I moved to Spain (I am originally from Germany) as I got a great job offer, which I couldn’t turn down. I loved it at first, the city was great, the company was great, the people were great, and I was learning a lot, at my job and in life. Everything seemed perfect, at least that is what everyone else was telling me it looked liked. It looked like I lived the perfect life.
But inside, I was breaking. I felt like a big part of me was missing. I felt like I was losing myself completely in that job. The workload got more and more, hence, I was working many hours a day. With time I started disliking it. Everything that I was doing started to become a routine and I was doing the same stuff over and over again. I would come home in the evenings, exhausted, without any more drive to go out with friends or do stuff that I loved doing, such as music or creating content. I felt like I got into this vicious cycle, which I struggled so hard to get out of. I couldn’t shut off my mind anymore. I would struggle with insomnia and horrible migraines, almost daily. It came to a point where I felt like I was going to burn out. And that was a point where I knew I needed to stop this. I said to myself, I am only 24 and I feel like my life is about to end. I know to some it might sound overly dramatic, but honestly? I can’t describe what I was feeling any better. And I started wondering: what is the point of having the best job and living in an amazing city, when your mental health is breaking?
So I quit my job. I might have not had my full road map figured out, but I knew that I didn’t want to stay where I was.
Today I am studying Vegan Nutrition full time and create a lot of content about Veganism, Nutrition and Fitness, both on my Youtube Channel and Instagram Account. My goal is to become a great expert in that field, so I can help people live a healthier and happier life.
I think we have to understand that sometimes we don’t have to know the exact end goal in order to start pursuing our dream. The secret lies in starting, rather than waiting for the right moment. As I believe the right moment will never come.
And honestly? I couldnt’ be happier with this decision. I know it won’t be easy, but I know it will totally be worth it!
So now I would like to ask you: What’s stopping you???