There’s a song on Beyonce’s latest album called Haunted. At the beginning of the song she talks about the record labels being boring and not trusting them (not trusting them to have her best interest I’m assuming).Â There’s also a part where she says “All these people on the planet working 9 to 5, just to stay alive” then repeating the 9-5 part a few times.Â At the end of this part she asks “How come?”.
What is very intriguing to me about this small part of the song is that it’s certainly the case for many people and it’s what school trains many of us to do, which makes sense.Â I mean how would the world be able to function without so many people working hard on these 9-5 jobs into retirement age and possibly beyond?Â I myself started working a 9-5 at Wally World’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas at the tender age of 22 in their information systems division (actually our normal work hours were 7:30-5:30).Â I was ready to put forth a full effort to work hard for the company using my knowledge of IT I had gained from my college education and internships.Â I was staring down the long path of working for someone else throughout a successful IT career for many days and sometimes nights if needed.Â I pictured myself steadily climbing up the ladder to higher ranking positions and gaining more importance in the company for which I worked.Â But after over 12 years of working this way I soon realized that the day-to-day 9-5 office job just wasn’t enough to keep me fulfilled.Â I started to wonder if this was even still the path meant for me.Â I mean why wouldn’t it be?Â Who would not be totally content with knowingÂ what they are going to deal with at work on a daily basis, consistently get a paycheck for it and get great or at least fairly decent benefits from it?Â For most, this is the life and that’s that…and that’s OK. Â But for some such as myself there’s a yearning for something different…something outside the norm…the road less traveled.Â When I started to feel this way, that’s when I realized it was time for me to step out on faith.Â So I did.
Right now, I will say I’m at a crossroads in my career.Â I have decided to take off some time to try other things that interest me such as taking my blog to the next level, starting an outreach program, and contracting out my IT skills to smaller companies.Â Many may think I’m crazy for “trying something different”.Â Guess I can’t blame them considering how risky it is.Â But ever since I’ve started living by the law of attraction my entire outlook on life has changed….I feel that I can achieve anything I put my mind to no matter how far-fetched it may seem.Â Along with faith in God and prayer, anything I visualize and choose to focus on I know can come to fruition for me.
If you’re feeling “bored” or “in a rut” with life then I encourage you to try stepping out on faith. Â I’m not saying you should quit your job or make some irrational decision that could negatively impact your life. Â I’m talking about deviating from your norm to try something different. Â It starts with a thought then a visualization followed by taking the first step forward. Â You can certainly do this while working a 9-5. Â But it’s about finding something else that will allow you to feel fulfilled…possibly in addition to your 9-5. Â I’ve decided to embrace the power that is within me to get the things I want out of life.Â I’m excited to see where life takes me.Â And feeling excited and refreshed in life, as opposed to stuck and bored, is priceless.
I'm a wife, mother, IT career woman, MBA, fun, loving person who enjoys wearing multiple hats and living life to the fullest. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and have been working in the field of technology for over a decade, which I enjoy very much. Additionally, I'm passionate about fitness and eating well so I'm always researching related topics and enjoy sharing this information with others. My blog merges the things I'm passionate about by turning these topics into what I hope you find are interesting blog posts. So glad you stopped by and hope to see you back here soon!