Career Failure: Turning a Bad Job into the Best Day Ever!

Career Failure: Turning a Bad Job into the Best Day Ever!

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nola Crow

Founder & Owner of: 4373 Fashion Lane

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty and Fashion Writer

Your burning the candles at both ends, running behind a toddler, demanding spouse and negative bosses. One day it all comes crashing down on you. Your health is suffering, your hair is suffering and you have gained 20 pounds. You look in the mirror and do not recognize the once, sexy, cute, mover and shaker. What do you do? Resign, and start all over.

The choice I made was due to a frank conversation with my primary care physician. He look at me and said, I was stressed, tired, needed a break and career change. He told me to return to college and finish working towards my PHD. I took some of his advice and quite my teaching job after an exhausting meeting with my principal. Who, by the way, I never liked and I know for a fact did not like me. I was too liberal and he was too conservative. It didn’t help that I was teaching in a conservative school district and I was from and currently reside in a liberal city.

My best day was emailing my prinicpal nine days after my doctor placed me on mandatory bed rest for my exhaustion and rendered my resignation. It was the best feeling I had in eight in a half years. Did I miss my students, absolutely! Did they stress me out, absolutely! Oh! I didn’t tell you I am a certified special education teacher; as well as, mother of an autistic toddler! Sorry! Lol! So I work my tail off at work and transfer that hard work into my home life. Purchasing wine on Friday’s was my happy place.

On the other hand, I was done in with the stress of it all. Blogging allowed me to retreat to my original happy place: expression! This was my best day ever! I begin blogging about things I loved to do: makeup, news, gossip, movitation, etc,. When you are ever in a situation like mine, there are a few steps you should take:

  1. Pray daily for a sign of what to do.
  2. Seek help from a doctor or therapist.
  3. Begin looking for another job.
  4. Be willing to walk away. 

I did fine another teaching position closer to home, but in a more politically safe environment. I no longer felt judged, I still blog and am currently looking for a position in my sons school district to be closer to him. I have an interview next Tuesday! Wish me luck?


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Article Credits: Nola Crow

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41 thoughts on “Career Failure: Turning a Bad Job into the Best Day Ever!”

  1. I was sorry to read about hat was happening with your job and work life. Good luck with a proper recovery, and maybe the next nine to five will prove to be a little more tolerable than the trouble you were giving yourself every single day you went to work.

  2. I admire you taking the risk of quitting your job. I hate my current job as a contractor and I can’t wait until it’s over. Blogging, drinking and praying to God is what gets my mind off the stress of my job. I hope you get the job in your son’s district. Best of luck!

  3. This is very relatable I don’t have a toddler but I have a husband who is in dead season right now. I started my dream job a six months ago, after working for other places that were nightmares but I didn’t have the experience at the time.

    Now I have the experience and the job, but my employer isn’t following through on employment promises and I’m finding myself in the very stressful financial situation now. I’m at the skinniest I have ever been and am having terrible sleeping problems because of the stress. I’m ready to walk away and evaluate everything. It’s just not worth it.

  4. Well, at least things turned out positive for you. The list that you offer is interesting: we don’t realize until the last minute that we should call upon health professionals to help us, and sometimes even then it’s too late.

    1. The main thing I learned from all of this is…my intuition is my flagship. I must always pay attention to my body and spirit. I am happy you liked my post. Be well?

  5. I really needed that!! I’m currently trying to find my place; doing my job without having to be judged and criticized all the time. I am convinced that I can be more productive when I am happy. ? So thank you so much, your post really inspires me ?

    1. Thank you for reading and engaging the conversation. This is really a topic that most people think of taboo….failing at a job and rebounding. There is a lesson in everything, as I have come to taken away from this experience.

  6. Like most of us I really appreciate you are sharing your experience, it will help me to start doing the same thing. I just quitted my job and I am looking for a chance, I also want to write, so you inspired me more. Thank you so much and the best luck always!

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