Nope, that wasn’t click bait. I really have quit my job. Lol lol lol.

Cue nervous giggling and lots of explaining.

Last Monday, I handed in my notice after 7 months of working in London. It was dead scary, like the riskiest thing I’ve ever, ever done. I then proceeded to skip out the door and practically dance to Bruno Mars’s ‘That’s What I Like’ the whole length of my commute home.

This single decision has given me the biggest sense of relief that I have ever known. And fear, obvs. But like, good fear. The type of fear that propels you to do great things.

Can I just state for the record; I’m not having a midlife crisis (because HECK I’m too flippin’ youthful for starters) and no, I’m not failing at life. I’m winning right now. This is the winning decision for me. Here’s why:


1.I’m a bit miserable RN. I know, I know – I spam your social feeds with adorbs photos of kittens and dogs day in/day out. It looks like I’m giddy with happiness. And I am, when I’m hanging out with the animals at work. But the moment I hit that desk it’s like hitting a brick wall.

Putting it quite frankly and simply; I’m no longer doing a job role that I love.

And you know ‘Sunday Blues’ on a Sunday? Where you get all sad and mopey about heading back into work the next day. Yeah well this weird thing has started happening recently where I get them on a Friday. Like I leave work and feel that rush of euphoria for all of about two seconds and then all I can think about is: SH*T only two more days and then the grind starts again.

And that’s when I knew. I just knew.


2.I am in search of a different lifestyle. Okay so first up I work really flippin’ hard. I’m the team player that makes things happen. But I don’t think I need to work rigid hours to do this. And I’ve decided that I’m looking for work that offers far more flexibility than being chained to a desk all day. I’m all about efficiency; I would rather work solidly and productively for 4 hours and leave early, than work mediocre with 2738 coffee breaks for 7 hours.

I don’t want to be stuck in an office just because.

Do you get where I’m coming from?

The 9-5 is an outdated concept. And I’m looking to move away from it, for the time being anyway.


3.My well-being (physical & mental) is far more important than clinging onto a job that I don’t love. Everyone has things that keep them feeling well balanced. Like running or shopping or curling up with a big fat chinese on a Saturday night watching back to back Gossip Girl, y’know? For me, it’s eating well, sleeping well, exercising and spending time with my nearest & dearest. And being challenged in a work environment (good challenged, may I add). But lately this has all been jeopardized far too much.

I no longer have time to hit the gym.

I’m stress eating (oh hello all the snacks and sugar)

I’m certainly not seeing enough of the ones I love the most. And when I do, I’m like a little stress gremlin that talks about work. Sometimes I wanna tell myself to bore off.

Um so the solution is simple right? Gotta look out for number 1.


4. HASHTAG I’m not living my best life. Memes aside, I’m not really doing what I want to do and I know I am capable of so much more. I am a gal with big ideas, big plans & a big future and this job is currently getting in the way.

#LivingMyBestLife would involve a mix of dogs, doughnuts & taking on exciting projects that I’m super passionate about where I can really make a difference. Hey, where you at? Come at me, hun.


5.Don’t wanna BS you, but here goes: life is too f*king short. If you’re not happy in your current situation, then change it. Boom.


Most people I have shared this decision with have been like ‘WOW GO YOU. THAT’S SUPER. IF ANYONE CAN MAKE THIS WORK IT’S GONNA BE YOU‘. Like uber rooting for me. I am so grateful for their whole hearted support and kind words of positivity. You da best.

And then there are the people that really, really want to be happy for me, but just cannot see past the fact that I don’t have a job lined up and this isn’t a conventional career route. That’s okay, I get it. It does all sound a bit off whack.

Which category do you fall into? Hope it’s the former.

And you’re wondering what I’m gonna go and do right? Well I’m currently on the look out for freelance work (project management, event management, social media management or content & copy writing work – hit me up people). Oh and I’ll be looking after dogs. More about that in another post though.

So that’s all for now. I hope you guys, being the wonderful people that you are, will be the first to pat a girl on the back and support.

Time to get my big girl pants on and make this thing work.






  1. 26th June 2017 / 4:09 pm


    I actually did this once, I quit my job handed in my 4 weeks notice and had ZERO prospects ahead of me. I lived in a house share so had rent and bills to pay and I had a car to pay for. I got a job the next day working in London and 5 years later I’m still here! Madness. Everything happens for a reason doll x

    Also before I got to the end of this post I was going to suggest you should start a dog walking/doggy day care type thing but looks like you’re already heading that way! You should talk to Laila (tapeparade on twitter) cause she does this!

    Sending all the good luck your way xx

    • 27th June 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks Laura, you’re such a babe. Really appreciate the support and enthusiasm! Must meet up soon – when’s your blogger picnic? I’m super keen to come along to that XXX

  2. Pam C
    26th June 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Good Luck to Jade. I’m sure your heart will lead you in the right direction. I love the flowers by the way. Sweet William are one of my favourite flowers. x

  3. Becci
    26th June 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Hey Jade I’ve been following your blog on the ol’ Instagram for some time now and your a real inspiration!

    After reading your post about quitting your job I was able to relate as I done the exact same thing earlier in the year I left my job in the city to follow my dreams and study again!

    Things always fall into place for the better I’m sure youl be a success in all you do! ❤️ You go girl you got this!

    I love your blog and your page! Keep it up -Becci x

    • 27th June 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Love love love reading messages like this Becki – thanks so much for reaching out. And I’m so glad to hear you followed your passion and it’s all worked out for you. Just given you a little follow on Insta, be great to stay in touch. Thanks again for the bloomin’ lovely words xxxx