17 March 2007
Into the great unknown
I took a major step forward this week - I quit my job, without another one to go to.
It was not a decision taken lightly. Getting to this point has meant sleepless nights, endless discussion with people I know care about me, and an inordinate amount of crying. It was a health scare that really tipped me over the edge (and thankfully it was only a scare).
I'm leaving a job I wanted, and very much enjoyed for over two years (and felt pretty miserable in for a third year). In the end, it just got too big and demanding for someone in my position. I want - need - more time to be with my young family.
I will have to find work again soon, but I won't be going into a job as full on (or as well paid). We need my salary, but we don't need me to be climbing the corporate ladder.
The sense of liberation is immense. I don't know what the future holds for me work wise (other than working out my four week notice period), and I'm feeling excited about finding out. And very blessed that I have such choices, because not everyone does.