Most of you know me as a full-time lifestyle and entertainment blogger who loves watching movies. What you don’t know is I used to work for a Fortune 500 company as a Project Manager. At the beginning of the year, I returned to work from the Holiday break to receive a phone call that my team was going through a reorganization. I didn’t think it was a big deal at all since the word reorganization was used, but I was soon notified that this would mean that my job could be eliminated.
I was definitely in shock since this was the first time I had ever experienced a potential layoff. However, I decided to be optimistic during the next 30 days until I found out what the final verdict was on my job. I continued to do my work in hopes that my job would be spared but soon the day arrived to find out what the status of my employment would be. I was very nervous the entire morning waiting for my meeting with my supervisor. I walked into the office and immediately saw the expression on her face and knew I was not safe.
I told my manager to not sugar coat anything for me. She told me I would have sixty days to secure another job and that my current job responsibilities would be given to someone else so I could focus on finding another job. I took a few days off to process what had happened. During my sixty days, I constantly applied for job after job and had interview after interview to no prevail. I was stressed about how I would pay my bills and how long it would take me to land another job.
During a conversation with a close friend, they asked me if I planned to take my blogging full-time. My first reaction was no how am I going to pay all my bills or even get health insurance? As the conversation continued, I began to ask myself could I really do this full-time? I enjoyed having a job that gave me financial security, however, I never really could deal with the corporate politics that came along with it.
I decided to take a leap of faith and use my new found free time by blogging more. I have to say that I am surprisingly busier now than when I worked corporate full-time, but I ultimately love it. I am my own boss making my own rules each day. For once in my life, I actually love waking up every day doing work that is enjoyable. What turned out to be one of the hardest times in my life helped me find my bravery. I realized that you only have one life to live so you might as well do what makes you happy.
NBC’s The Brave
Since I have more free time, I found a new show that also touches on what it means to be brave. On September 25, 2017, NBC premiered their new show called The Brave. The show centers around a diverse group of men and women who protect innocent people from dangerous threats all over the world. After watching the first episode, I was intrigued at how these men and women risk their lives to protect innocent people no matter the risk. I would recommend this new show as one to add to their new must-watch fall TV schedule.
NBC’s The Brave airs on Mondays at 10/9c on NBC. Be sure to tune in and check out the trailer below.
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This piece is sponsored by NBC’s “The Brave” and SoFluential Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
15 thoughts on “How Losing My Job Helped Me Discover My Bravery”
I love the personal experience that you used as a tie in for this new show, it takes a brave personal to share. I’ll check out the show and let you know my thoughts.
Thank you so much! Definitely let me know what you thought of the show
That was inspiring. Definitely, will be checking out the show!
Let me know what you think about it after you watch it
Much respect!!!! Got the brave on TiVo and now I just waiting to watch it!
Get to it! They have 2 episodes up now can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it
Great show with a nice diverse cast!!!
Looks like something I’d like to watch.
Nice write up. I’m curious to check it out.
Thanks for the recommendation!
Very inspirational! Love it! <3
Thank you so much!