The big move
Posted on November 17, 2016
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Doctor? Lawyer? That’s a question every child gets asked. I succumbed to societies expectations and pressures when I became a news reporter right out of college.
Don’t get me wrong, TV is very rewarding, fun and I learned a lot. However I plateaued my position and things were getting pretty redundant. I was ready for change and to be closer to family.
So I decided to leave and move in with my parents across country. For the first time in my adult life I’m unemployed yet I’ve never felt so confident.
As a child I had visions of working for myself. Did I understand them? No. However I did know that there would come a day when I would make the decision between TV and what I’ve been called to do.. And that time is now.
My last day at the station was Friday.
I made the decision to move 1 year ago after a visit home for the holidays. I realized my parents, brother, niece, nephews and extended family were getting “leftover Susan,” and I was missing milestones.
Leaving NOLA, a promising career, great friends and most importantly my twin sister Amanda wasn’t easy. In our 30 years of life, we’ve never lived more than 10 minutes from each other.
But I knew this was a decision that I was committed to so I stuck with it. I started saving 1 year out. $100 from each paycheck went directly into a separate account. By the time the big move came around I had more than enough money in the bank.
This is about my journey from corporate america working girl to entrepreneur. Am I scared? Hell yes! However I believe God is calling me to make this move. Pray for me because it won’t be easy, but nothing worth having ever is.