Monday Blues: Moving On

It’s official, I have finally turned in my resignation letter.

The moment was bittersweet. It’s been about ten months since I started job searching purely for the sake of my sanity and simply for a change in environment. Throughout the past ten months, it never once occurred to me that what I realistically needed was a long break. When I finally sat down, took a deep breath, and actually thought about it, it made absolutely no sense for me to try to land a new job while still being employed at my current one when what I really want is some extended time off – therefor, I just quit.

It may appear to be a super irresponsible decision being that I still have bills to pay and would eventually need to seek employment again, but trust me – I did A LOT of calculations and even created a budget worksheet before actually making the decision to walk away. Let’s just say, I will be more than okay for quite some time, but that’s not to say that I don’t ever want to work again. I actually quite enjoy staying busy and working with a packed schedule, I’ve never been one to daydream about being a trophy wife or a full-time homemaker. Believe it or not, I am still actively looking for a job, though definitely not in a hurry to land one because I am seriously looking forward to a few weeks off to do whatever my heart desires.

I can honestly say that I felt a ton of pressure symbolically lift off of my body the moment I gave my manager my letter. My heart was literally beating so fast and I was getting super hot from the anticipation that I almost (almost!) didn’t hand in my formal notice. Thankfully, he was super supportive and understanding – that really made my decision less painful. It wasn’t easy making this decision, but the act itself already has proven positive effects on me as a whole. Not only have I been getting better sleep, I’ve also been a lot more energetic and happier since I turned in my letter. It was rather sad when I finally decided to just leave the post that I’ve held for over seven years, but it really is one of those moments where you kind of have to take a step back so that you can take a few more steps forward later.

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