Have you ever played The Sims before? If you have, you’ll know that the creators did a pretty good job of creating personality tracks and traits for your Sims. For instance, there’s your career person… who’s all about getting ahead and being successful. Then you have your family personality, these people are all about spending time with their families and get really sad when they don’t get the opportunity to do that. I think there is someone who is a social butterfly and literally feels terrible if they can’t talk to friends or do something fun and exciting.
I used to think that I would fit into the box of career person. Corporate ladder? That was me climbing to the top.
I’m not sure what happened, but I’ve realized that this is not me at all. I love life too much to sit behind a desk all day.
And that is why I quit my job today.
There are a number of reasons why, but honestly, I want to keep the negativity away (which is a big reason why I said adios!) and won’t go into the details. I will tell you that one of the criticisms I received on a frequent basis was the fact that I was “too happy.”
I can’t even describe my feelings about that. Why is this a bad thing?! I never did understand why. And, it’s not something that I hide. I am PROUD to be happy, to laugh on a regular basis and to surround myself with people that make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. And, I state in any interview that I do that I am an optimistic person. It’s definitely not something that I hide… or even can hide. People will tell me I’m smiling and I won’t even realize that it’s happening… happiness is just a natural reflex!
So you are probably wondering what I am going to do now that I don’t have a job? As C says, I’m going to work on making my side of the couch as soft as his!
I actually have a really long to do list, in the past year when I’ve been at work/commuting for 11-12 hours a day, many of my hobbies (scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting, cardmaking!) have gone to the wayside. I need to do a lot of catch up!
Plus, I need to do that 10-minute plank. And break that 3:30. Here comes lots of time for strength training and core exercises!
And in the midst of all that, I will be freelancing and writing like crazy! I have never been so inspired to work so hard in my life. This is a trial of sorts, something to see if the non-work working life is a fit for me. If it is? Awesome. If it’s not? Let’s see where life takes me!
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