As my birthday approaches, I can’t help but be reminded of the best gift I ever gave myself. Four years ago, I gave my two-week notice at my corporate job. I had been there for three and a half years and knew it was just a matter of time before I moved on in search of something else. For years I had been a job hopper. I’d land a job, be there for a few years before seeking out something else. For many years I thought it was because I was bored. Three years was the mark where I began to feel stagnant. I’d either search for a promotion opportunity or leave the company altogether. I realize looking back that it wasn’t that simple.
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