I quit my job a few weeks ago. My last day is Friday.
If you had told me three years ago that I was going to quit a stable proofreading job at a small company, I would have laughed in your face and been sure you didn’t know me at all.
Turns out, I didn’t know me at all. I didn’t know the not-desperate version of myself who can leave a mediocre situation to create something better.
As my last day approaches, I’m much more often second-guessing myself. Feeling spoiled and ungrateful. Feeling flighty in this unstable job market, which I know all too well.
I know this is the right thing to do. It’s been confirmed over and over by thise who know me best and the intense horror it conjures in my gut. I’ve always been scared of the things I want most. The things I really need to do.
So here’s to doing. I have lots to be done. I’m working on creating structure for myself. I’ll mostly be focusing on writing, editing, learning web design, and actively looking for freelance opportunities. I have projects and classes lined up, and I’m excited to keep learning, networking, and carving out my own thing.
I’d appreciate prayers, positive thoughts, good vibes, advice, whatever it is that you do. If you’ve been down this quit-your-stable-job-for-something-better road, I’d love to hear from you!