Friday, December 04, 2009

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything, but this has been a somewhat transitional period in my life. Among other things, I quit my job today.

Life is too short to spend time at a job you don't enjoy.

While I recognize my tendency to want to run away from myself and try to temper my instinct to always reinvent who I am, I also can see a corollary tendency to stay too long at some things out of concern that my desire to leave is grounded in that very desire for constant reinvention.

But leaving the job felt like the right thing, and actually feels even better now that it's done. It does, however, put to final rest any near-term opportunity to relocate to Portland, so there's that.

But on to the next chapter!


Nathan said...

I've been on the edge of leaving my current job for a good year now. It's the longest I have stayed at any job, and for a few years, was very fulfilling, but now isn't so much. I've been struggling with that issue of running away as well, feeling at times that it's best to wait until something new arrives. But given that financially I don't need to stay(I'm nowhere near well off, but do have a little bit tucked away), I keep coming back to maybe leaving is the step to the next thing. Anyway, I appreciate your posting on your own decision.

Uku said...

Thank you for your courage and sincere effort to listen what your heart is saying! I wish you all the best!

Anonymous said...

There must be something in the winter winds of late. I, too, am on the employment edge; wanting to take that leap of faith; to plug my nose and take the plunge! Oh trembling heart, be still!