I just quit my job… gulp

Yesterday I had a pretty transcendent experience. I was up pretty early (5 am) because¬†I hadn’t been able to sleep all night. My mind just wouldn’t shut off. Apparently, the Universe wanted me to examine my life. Loooonnng story short, I realized that my priorities are upside down, or backward, or…basically messed up.

I have a job that lets me work from home. Sure, it’s great to be able to roll out of bed, log on to a computer, and get paid. But here’s the thing. That’s all I do. I’ve got massive debt I’m trying to pay off so I’ve been working a ton of hours. But last night I started seeing in my mind’s eye what I’m missing out on. Lunch dates with friends. Special time with my nieces and nephews – their concerts, plays, and school functions. I can’t remember the last time I read a good book, and I LOVE to read. I haven’t been active in my church group. In short: I’m not living…I’m just going through life.

So, I emailed my boss and put in my two weeks.

Gulp!

I have a friend who owns their own business and has offered me an opportunity to cut my hours in half and potentially double, triple, or quadruple my current pay through commisions. He’s been after me for a couple years, but I haven’t taken the job because it isn’t as “safe” or “known” as my current job.

But last night it hit me. I’m so busy being “safe” that I’m not enjoying life.

So, I quit my job and told my friend to hire me. I don’t how it’s going to go or what the future holds, ¬†but I haven’t been this excited for a long time about life. I’m excited to start living and doing.

Wish me luck, world!

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