I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time and oh, there is so much I could say. I’ll keep this short, though, as I’m sure it will become a recurring theme for me in 2013.
I gave notice at my job today. I’m quitting my job. Told my boss I’m leaving as soon as I wrap up my current projects (January 11th). I don’t have a new job. I’m joining the mini migration of wandering hearts to the promise land of the unemployed!
Some of you who read this will be like, “Yay! How fun for you! Be free, find happiness!”
Some of you will read this and think, “Lame. At best, irresponsible. People would kill to have a job right now and you’re giving yours up? Well, I guess that makes room for someone else who WANTS to work.”
I could go on. I’ve had these thoughts myself and more. But here’s the sitch:
- The working-for-the-weekend lifestyle is not for me. I want to do something I love.
- While I don’t know exactly what that might be, working full-time with frequent bouts of stress is not going to help me figure that out.
- J and I have no kids and no debt and we can live off his income for a while.
- I have an opportunity to try something new that fits my interests in health and fitness and see where it goes. More on that later. Let’s just say, timing is everything!
To sum it up: I can afford to be unemployed right now and jump into trying something new. I have a better chance of finding a career that is right for me if I can focus on it full-time and not just in my frazzled and infrequent spare time.
Also, and most importantly, I have the best, most understanding and supportive husband in the world.
So, while I’m not going hobo (although I secretly envy those who have), I am taking a step or two back in order that…hopefully soon…I can start sprinting forward.
But don’t think this new journey is all free time, frolicking in the mountains. What’s coming next is going to be hard work but fun work.
Also, I should give notice now that my blog will undergo some big changes for 2013. Don’t worry. It’s just more awesomeness and less boringness. You’ll see. 😉