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Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

Should you stay or should you go?

Tania Khadder | ManagerLink

April 20, 2010

“I had bigger dreams”

Others left their job to pursue a longtime passion or dream. Lyndsay Rush, 25, has quit two jobs in the past year – the first in finance and the second as a temp – to take a stab at a writing career.

“The first time I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into; I just knew it was not even a distant cousin of what I hoped to someday be doing," Rush says.

“The most recent time I quit, I knew exactly the risk I was taking but felt compelled to finally step out and ‘chase my dreams’. I’ve never been more proud of myself, or more scared.”

Of course, she has faced some hardships along the way.

“I wish I could say that since then everything has fallen into place and I’m in the middle of my ideal career as a writer. Hardly so. But I do have the pleasure in knowing that I’m on my way. As Bill Murray says in What About Bob?, baby steps.”

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