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So I quit my job 2 months ago

October 19th, 2007 at 03:38 am

Hi all!

*blows dust off blog*

Its been a while since I updated, and a lot has happened since.

In summary,

- I was burning out at work and was tail-spinning... Towards the end I was regularly having nightmares and would randomly start crying at odd times. I worried all the time about work.

- I had to do something so I talked to my bosses to see what could be done

- They agreed that things were bad for me but told me to "hang in there for one more year" and we'll hire someone to help you

- The next day, I quit my job. The one months notice I served felt sooo looong! I was actually hoping they'd tell me to clear my desk in 24 hours because I really just wanted to leave it all behind that day.

So that's basically the condensed version.

Between then and now I've been taking it easy at home and regaining my former self.

Its been really great and I feel very happy these last two months. I'm relaxed and a huge burden feels like its been lifted from my shoulders.

Since I've been on a break I've been doing all sorts of things I used to love but never did anymore. Like going to the library more often, reading, and dancing. I even did some work around the house and some arts and crafts. Oh and I also started to learn how to drive (believe or not I don't have a license)!

At the same time I've also been slowly looking for another job.

It took me a long time just to figure out what sort of job I want to do next.

At first, I was mindlessly looking out for vacancies that were similar to my last job. I applied and even got a few callbacks. But I felt really awful because I keep thinking abt how horrible it was for me before, and why would I want to do it all over again???

So recently I've been looking at other career options - jobs that might pay me less money, but also come with less stress and more happiness.

I just want to be happy and working.

Wish me luck!

3 Responses to “So I quit my job 2 months ago”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    Congrats on quitting and getting out of a bad situation. And good luck finding that right job.

    I did the exact same thing in 2000. My job had gotten ridiculous. I was working all the time and was not being treated well by my boss. I finally quit with nothing lined up. I was out of work for about 3 months, during which time we did some traveling and I sold on ebay full-time to keep busy and make a few bucks.

    Eventually, word spread around that I was available and a job offer came my way. It worked out great and since April 2000 I've been in a position that has been much less stressful, better hours, decent pay and I'm treated well.

    So your post sounded very familiar to me. Again, good luck.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck!!

  3. Deb Says:

    Congrats! I did the same thing, and I'm still looking. I've gotten job offers but nothing that I REALLY want. I'm being picky because I'm scared to get back into a job that I won't like again. I wish there were more people like us who had that balls to quit.

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