In the midst of gathering all of the stuff to dump I started to tear up. The paperwork didn't mean anything to me but what it symbolized did. I worked in dental for six miserable years. It wasn't until I started nearing the end that I realized dental simply wasn't for me. Throwing away that stuff today was me standing up and saying appreciate your past but move on. Moving on, has always been difficult for me. I find it hard to move on from everything from relationships, to friendships, to jobs and even TV shows. I didn't make the initial decision to move on from Dental, the decision was made for me and I couldn't be any happier.
So, why is it hard to get rid of things? I suppose, if you’re like me you’re a sentimentalist. Everything in this world has meaning and I have an emotional attachment to everything. That paperwork made me tear up because I knew in that moment, I was ridding myself of the constraints I had felt for so long. I realized that I was choosing to go out on a limb and follow my passion, my creative passion. I knew that by ridding myself of those Dentsply, Butler and 3M sales sheets I was saying goodbye. My only hope is that I've chosen the right door and I will ultimately meet that true goal of success, which for me is happiness!!