I’m excited and terrified at the same time.

Hello,my bucket list friends! I know the title of this post is a little odd but I consider myself to be an open person and I have a lot of emotions that I want to sort through right now so here goes nothing. I’m just gonna come right out and say it. I’ve decided to move on from my career in preschool and childcare. I have worked on and off in the childcare industry since I was in high school. I have worked in summer camps, done babysitting, I worked at an indoor playground,an after school program, and preschools. The stress of this industry has been negativity impacting me for a while now. I have walked away from this industry before only to come crawling back to the steady hours it offerd. It is easy to find jobs in the childcare industry when you are qualified because there is a high turnover rate. I have put in my two weeks notice at my current job. I also signed a contract to myself saying I would never return to childcare industry. I’m going to be blunt it is a high stress and low paying industry. Most of the employees in this industry are under stress and pressure. It’s not a very healthy environment when you have a bunch of stressed out people working together. I’m excited to move on from this career that is honestly harmful to my health. However, I’m terrified because I’m not sure what’s next. I know I want to have a career in voice acting and writing but I’m not going to be able to start making money in that right away. I’ve been applying to a lot of jobs and I will see which one I end up with with. I know that having a lower stress job will give me the energy I nees to focus on my dreams. I know God has a plan for me it’s just hard because I don’t know what that plan is but I also know that he will show me in his perfect timing. I’m so proud of myself for taking this important step in my life. I should have left this industry a long time ago but I let fear hold me back. Well not anymore. Things are uncertain right now but I’m looking forward to new adventures.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly


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10 thoughts on “I’m excited and terrified at the same time.

  1. I commend you for taking a brave step forward. All the best to you as you branch out and do what’s right for you. I’m sure you’ll inspire others to have courage and do the same.

  2. Hi Christina, I am sorry to hear that childcare didn’t work out but I really enjoyed reading your blog post. It’s so full of rawness, transparency, and vulnerability.

    I think you should chase after your dream of becoming a voice actor and in the meantime, do continue writing ✍️ I know that you really enjoy writing which is why I highly recommend joining Medium. I know you write for another site (vocal media? I think) and Medium is very similar to that. The good news is that you can get paid for writing for Medium! I’ve made some $ on Medium since joining in May (so far it’s pocket change) but hey, at least it’s something! I write for Medium to hopefully cover the costs of my blog which earns me $0. One day I hope it will replace my actual job which is high stress too. My medium handle is @sereneluna.

  3. Good luck on your exciting career change! Kudos for having the courage to move on. Speaking as someone who has taught preschool (3 and 4 year olds); ran a latch key program and an at home day care, I completely understand your stress level. I don’t think I could go back to working with the very little ones although I love them dearly. They certainly are a lot of work and sometimes the parents are even more of a stress factor. I worked for a while as a data collector for a marketing company, going into various stores, in putting information into a tablet. The hours were flexible and I was on my own so there was lots of time to think and contemplate life. Maybe something like that would be a good transition job for you.

  4. Best of luck in your future endeavor! It’s extremely hard to quit a job without anything lined up and takes a lot of bravery. I believe when one door closes another opens and that we always end up where we’re meant to be.

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