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These 3 Women Boldly Quit Their Jobs And Changed Careers

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  1. Tara says:

    These article come at exactly the right time. I am currently making a career transition. I’ve spent almost ten years in an industry that I despise and that is not a fit for me. I finally decided that this year would be the last year and that I would start pursuing my dream career in retail merchandising. To all of the ladies that need advice on this. I would check out websites such as Levo and Career Contessa. They have a lot of useful articles and webinars on how to make successful career transitions. Good luck to you all!

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    1. Tara says:

      *articles

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  2. roseinweeds says:

    this is so timely. thabk God for revelations!

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  3. Luna says:

    This is such an important subject for me… Every day I go to work and I feel miserable and without a purpose. I graduated in Fashion Design a year and a half ago and never worked on the field, yet fashion is everywhere. I think about it constantly. And also being severely overweight and living paycheck to paycheck is taking a toll on me. I have low confidence… So I am trying to set myself free from it. This article gave me hope. Thanks and all the best to everyone.

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    1. Tara says:

      Don’t get discouraged, Luna. I completely understand what you are going through,but the good news is that you have a degree in fashion design so you are already halfway there. Check out some of the websites I recommended and they will be useful in getting your career started. Good luck! 🙂

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  4. C.H says:

    I too took a leap of faith leaving corporate world…my 401k contribution, working from home, etc, to pursue a career in the wedding industry. Support is crucial and I was lucky to have the support of my parents, who themselves realized a “big successful” career sometimes leaves you the unhappiest. Life is too short to spend it doing something you just can’t tolerate. I went to school with one of these young ladies. Glad to know I don’t stand alone in making decisions that benefit me spiritually.

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  5. Walton Kc says:

    Yesss!! I needed to read this!!! Thanks

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  6. Kim says:

    Nice! I’m currently working on switching careers from an engineer in the energy industry to an analyst or planner in the beauty and fashion industry. Does anyone have any advice for me?! Have you made a industry switch? What helped you along the way?

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  7. Sandra Nuñez-Simms says:

    This stories were super inspiring however, I would love to see stories like this from women who are well pass their 20s with families where decisions like this is crucial to not only one person 🙂

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  8. LoudestWhisper19 says:

    It’s funny I was reading this, thinking these women are so awesome I wish that could be me quitting my job and as I get to the bottom I see a girl I went to elementary school with. Very Cool! Kudos to them all! Clearly a story of believing in yourself and chasing your dreams!

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  9. owen says:

    Shout out all of these women for exhibiting a quite strength that has had a deafening sound

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  10. Emma C says:

    Great read as usual! These women are truly inspirational! The story of Bianca resonated with me deeply as I am also a pre-med who is now thinking of pursuing a career in fashion instead

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  11. Stacey Gould says:

    I did this, tired of being a plastic. Starting your own business or changing career is hard work but you would love every aspect of it. The challenge is stay focus and keep learning from your mistakes and picking yourself up when the negative energies start circling like carrion crows.

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  12. The Sole Sis says:

    Great, inspirational read!

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  13. That was really inspiring. Thank you so much x

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  14. You can add my name to the mix!!

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  15. Nia Hughes says:

    Yes! Quit my job to become a freelance copywriter and social media manager! Loving it!

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  16. Tierra Coles says:

    I quit my job with the support of my fiancé and now I go to school for Nursing. Long years ahead of me but its a sacrifice I’m willing to take. I just asked myself earlier, is sacrifice less than hard work? U can work two jobs and go to school but quitting your job and pursuing your dreams makes you less than a goal digger than the next?

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    1. Alia Li says:

      This will be me setting my plan in place and I’m quitting to finish my life goal in medicine. I don’t know what the future holds,but life is too short.

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    2. Tierra Coles says:

      Yup it will all be worth it

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  17. Raye says:

    I was like Bianca in a sense. My mom was the first out of her mother’s children to go to a 4 year college and get her degree so the pressure was on me to go above and beyond. Everyone pushed for a medical degree so I went to school for biology. I graduated and did absolutely nothing with it. It wasn’t what I wanted for myself. So I worked a bunch of jobs until I figured out exactly what I did want. I’m in mortician school and going to pursue other degree in human resources. Hopefully with hard work, I will be the human resources director at a top hospital in the country.

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  18. Shydeia says:

    This was such an inspirational article to read! I just transitioned to working for myself and this gave me more courage to continue doing it.

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  19. Lisa says:

    I’m currently a freshman in college majoring in biology, just like Bianca I have foreign (African) patents who expect me to pick one of the three golden careers, medicine, law, or engineering, the plan is for me to go to dental school. I want to work in Tv/film/media/and entertainment in production or in more managerial logistical roles, but im having trouble finding the courage to pursue it.

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  20. Very inspiring! I love seeing women of color chase their dreams and do what they’re passionate about.

    Siobhan
    http://www.befreeproject.com

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  21. Malia says:

    I totally agree with the above comment made by Sandra Nunez Simms. Once you’re well past your 20’s with a family and more responsibility decisions like this aren’t as easy. When I got laid off in 2011, I became an online entrepreneur but had a setback due to personal issues. So as of now, I’m back at a job I absolutely LOATHE and literally just sit on the internet doing nothing most of the day.

    I have 2 boys (16 & 12) and my husband is having some medical issues and will need to switch careers which will drastically impact our income (since we live here in NYC).

    I find that the responsibility of being the only income earner until his health is back on track and the transition he’ll have to make into a different career doesn’t make it as easy for me to transition back in to the entrepreneurial space.

    I often am exhausted from having to take care of him physically and then also battle w/ depression because I hate my job that I’m finding it hard to be motivated to get started again.

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  22. More likes for these types of stories.

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