“Yeah I am a great quitter. It’s one of the few thingsI do well. I come from a long line of quitters. My father was a quitter, my grandfather was a quitter. I was raised to give up” – George Costanza, Seinfeld
Update: I wanted to repost this because when I had initially posted this I had no followers (lol) and I think this may resonate with some people. I hope you find my path enlightening and hopefully help move anyone from the path of anger and frustration to a path of happiness.
On July 9th, 2019, I officially wrote my resignation letter. It was one of the most difficult and scariest things that I have done in my life. I am a person who values security and knowing what the future would hold for myself. Ending a career that I invested in for 14 years really scared me and I knew I could not prolong it anymore.
I figured I would give it until the end of July to write my letter but holding onto anger, regret, insecurities and contempt was a thing of the past and I knew I needed to forge a head to look towards all the possibilities that are out there for me. Of course I made my 4-year-old hit the submit button for me, but at least it was finally done, lol.
Since submitting my letter I have had a heavy burden lift off of me and I feel much more relaxed and less stressed out. I am going through my days this summer enjoy my time with my husband and daughter. I am basically living my life for once and not working with a deadline. It feels really liberating.
I write this to help encourage you to go after your dreams and if you need to “quit” something that hugely impacts you negativity, then do it. The universe has your back; you must trust and believe that there is more to life than accepting a job or relationship that limits your growth or happiness. If you meet these requirements and have checked off at least 3 of these, then you should really evaluate if your career choice is for you:
- You feel burnt out
- You feel like your boss does not appreciate you
- You do not trust your colleagues
- You are mostly complaining to your friends or partner about your job
- You come home and are exhausted
- You have no “me” time
- You have no “free” time
- You feel like you are never good enough
- You feel like this is not what you want to do
- You see yourself living a better life
You know yourself better than anyone else, you should trust what is best for you. I understand that it is scary not knowing what you will do next, but you must try to find what makes you happy. Life is too short working at a career/job that leaves no room for you to breathe. The universe is looking out for you, but it starts with you first. You must first believe that you deserve to be happy. Once you believe that, anything is possible.