When Is The Right Time To Move On?

When is the right time to move on

When is the right time to move on

When is the right time to move on? I often wonder this question all of the time. When is the right time to move on from places, people, things, dreams? Often times we stick with things because that is all we know or it is something we are used to having in our lives. Sometimes we stick with people, places, and things way past their expiration dates because of tradition or habit. How many times have we said, “I’m still friends with this person because I’ve known them for so long” or ” I still do so and so because my parents did it or it was just something we always did”?

For me breaking away from people is easy. If I feel you are putting negativity in my life, I leave you alone. When it comes to things, it isn’t so easy for me. Even though I work freelance, I have been trying to find a day job to bring in more money. Finding a job is hard, and after a year and a half of rejection I’m starting to think that maybe I should go back to school for my ph.d in decorative arts. I feel like if I do that, I could live and go to school in New York City. I could also try and get an internship at a museum. This is just a thought, but I am realizing that is is time to move on to something else. It is a hard decision, and is one that I am still trying to figure out.

Coming to grips with reality is a hard pill to swallow. Sometimes we can’t face the truth. I think part of moving on is about knowing your truths and realizing that something is not working therefore something has to change. What are you struggling to move away from? Are you liking these more personal blog posts? Let me know if there is a topic you would like for me to write about. Photo from here.

By thefatandskinnyonfashion

Jai has been helping bring fashion and beauty news to women around the world as the editor of The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for 5 years!


  1. Jai, you are so right! I’ve been going thru this thought process for awhile. What should I do with my life? My Job? My family? As we grow as women, the choices might be different, but we definitely will have a point when we need to move on from something in order to grow. I am thankful for having you in my life and helping to appreciate various positive aspects of this bloggin’ thang. I appreciate your kindness and look forward to whatever path you walk on. You will be successful! BTW, I like the personal posts.

    1. Glad you like the more personal posts. Life is always one transition to another. Navigating it is another story.

  2. Sometimes I think we do not trust our instincts enough to walk away sooner. We are always second guessing and when we finally make and commit to a decision there is immediately relief. Whatever you decide will be the right decision for your I am sure.

  3. I like the personal posts! Being personal is something I struggle with on my blog as so many people I know read it. Do a lot of people you know personally read yours? I think it might be the obstacle preventing me from being more free in my writing, yet I feel like I “should” write more personal posts since so many people say they follow blogs for the person and not just the content.

    1. I struggled with it to, but I think you just have to go with it and commit to it. That is what I did. I still feel a little weird about it, but it feels great to write them.

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