If you follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spencerunlimited/ you saw my lovely post about today being my last day in the corporate world. When I look back at my journey I see a lot of growth. My small town personality is still near and dear to me, but she has a bit more of a city swagger to her. When I moved out here I had no goals, no set income, no car and knew one person. Yes ONE person in all of Arizona! I quickly learned of some college friends that lived out here and began sleeping on their sofa. My parents had my car shipped to me after I landed a corporate job and the friends I was sofa surfing with agreed to rent a house with me; finally I felt the pieces of the puzzle start to come together.
Goodbye Corporate: A reflection on my growth
I had an amazing support system out here which is something I’m so thankful for. I don’t know if I would have made it with out them. Some I’m still close to and others we have sadly drifter apart, but that is apart of life. As I’ve mentioned before I was finalizing a divorce when I came to Arizona. I had no money except the $200 dollars in my new bank account. I bartended at night and went to temp jobs during the day. I hustled and I hustled hard! I remember getting home after a shift around 1:00am and crashing only to wake up at6:00am only to do it all over again.
Slowly over time I got comfortable–I quit the hustle. I gave up my bartending job and agreed to go full time with the company I’m employed at now. I made enough money to cover my bills and splurge a little here and there. I made new friends and even did something truly amazing–I fell in love. While I’m happy I got comfortable, I’m upset with the fact I stopped pushing myself.
Here I am 2 years and a month to the day later and ending my corporate career. A big part of this is due to the support of my life partner. He believes in me more than I do myself. I’m excited to see the hustle of my old self light up again. This time I have more of a fire in my soul. I have my partner by my side who will always be my biggest cheerleader, we have a bundle of joy on the way, and the sweetest little boy who can’t wait to be a big brother. Who knew all I needed was my boys to get the ball rolling. Today I end my corporate career, but today I also start my journey into motherhood, being a small business owner, freelance writing and so much more.
I tip my hat to you corporate Spencer. You did good!