It happened. I quit. With no job lined up afterwards, I quit. For the first time in our lives we were living comfortably with some money left over after the bills were paid. That’s one reason I felt trapped in that job. Was $40k a year worth it? Worth everything?
I was tired of my back bothering me after hours of sitting. My hand/arm would at times burn and become numb (apparently there is such a thing as cubital tunnel syndrome). I didn’t like who’d I become. I was unhappy and unmotivated. I’d stopped working out all together. My job was monotonous and boring. Not to mention I didn’t see how I was going to advance from where I was and I was not a fan of the 45 minute commute.
So here I sit, jobless, and so far I have not hit the panic button. I feel so relieved. Not to mention my back and arm don’t bother me as much and a lot of my stomach issues have gone away. I don’t plan on being jobless forever of course. I am looking for some small jobs, but I also am working on getting healthy and happy again. We want to start a business and I wouldn’t mind finding some side gigs as well. Oh yeah, the Mister quit his job as well…ha. No, we can’t “afford this”, but having very little debt is helpful. We are pursuing what makes us happy. The Mister is going to pursue his passion, which does NOT include working in a call center. He loves programming/coding and wants to build apps and video games. I am hoping to start a small business (yet to be determined) and pick up some side gigs to make ends meet.
I’ve realized that life is short. One thing that really brought this to light was when I lost a colleague at work that I had become friends with. He believed in me and had interviewed me for a position opening up in his department. He passed away that night. Things can change in a blink of an eye.
On that note, I want to do things! I want to learn things! I want to learn to crochet/knit, quilt, screen print, ride a motorcycle…I want to get back in amazing shape. And I really want to travel more.
Life is short, so be sure to enjoy it.