This is Tyler. I’m new to this, so you will have to bear with me.
I read a few of Julia’s posts, so I have an idea of what you are expecting.
My story begins with a new job. After University, a family friend helped me get into the insurance world. I took a job with one of the major brokerage firms in Vancouver. After three years of paying my dues, I was finally able to build a respectable client book. By year seven I was pulling in over $100,000 a year.
Then I started to get bored with the industry. I made sort of a fool of myself at a business meeting and a week later I handed in my resignation. I worked for another month to save face.
The problem with me quitting my job was the bills that I had acquired during the period when I was making money hand-over-fist.
I had the fast car, a posh apartment in Yaletown and a taste for the finer things.
After a year of semi-retirement, I was out of cash and unable to find work in a field that would interest me. I had to reconsider my finances. I wanted to hold on to a few of the luxury items I had gained when I was at the top of my insurance game, but there was little money to pay for them. Eventually I sold my car, but there were still other bills that I was struggling with.
The anxiety was crippling and it affected my search for a new job.