Is it time for a change? DVD looks to R & B singer Jazmine Sullivan for some inspiration…
When a woman’s fed up, It ain’t nothing you can do about it. ~R. Kelly
Life is funny. We often find ourselves in situations that no longer satisfy who we are or want to be. It doesn’t mean that we aren’t grateful for the path we’ve taken thus far, we’ve just reached a point when it’s time to make a change.
Yesterday on twitter, R & B singer Jazmine Sullivan announced that she would be taking a break from the world of entertainment to focus on herself. As a fan, I’m a bit selfish but as a woman in search of what makes me feel complete, I understand. The statuesque singer tweeted this statement:
I promised myself when it wasn’t fun anymore I wouldn’t do it. And here I am,” Sullivan shared with followers. “I’m not saying I won’t ever sing again in my life becuz I don’t believe that. But in this moment…[right] now…I got some things to figure out. I love u all and appreciate u soooooo much. [You] have no idea how much u’ve inspired me and fed my ego. But the truth is that I have to believe in me whether you all do or not. And that’s what I’m lookin for. That belief in myself. Me. I. I love us. Thanks for being here for me and riding with me on this journey. Let us continue.”
If you’re like Jazmine Sullivan and so many other women and you’re not sure if you should take a break from your daily grind, here are three signs that it might be time to change career paths:
1. Boredom. Once you learn a particular skill, it tends to become dull. Many careers don’t change much. If you find yourself doing the same thing day in and day out you can become overwrought with the repetition.
2. Stress. Does your job cause you undo stress? Perhaps you work extremely long hours under horrendous pressure with little or no time off. Often jobs with long hours pay so well they are hard to leave. If the pay alone is the only aspect keeping you at the job, it may be time to find something new. Money is a great motivator, but to be truly successful, you have to enjoy what you’re doing on some level.
3. Lack of contribution. Does your job leave you feeling empty? A feeling like you’re not contributing to society. All human beings have ingrained desire to help other people. When you begin to feel that your job is not serving anyone but you and the company, it may be time to look for a new career where you can make more of a contribution.
Even if Jazmine’s tweet was taken out of context and was the result of an isolated situation, many women and men feel the same way she does on a daily basis. Before you make any drastic decisions, weigh all of your pros and cons but at the end of the day, make sure you make yourself happy. You deserve it!
For more information on Jazmine Sullivan, visit www.jazminesullivanmusic.com