In one of my previous posts I referred to daring decisions and how they can help us to overcome our fears (https://weirdlifestyle.com/2021/06/04/how-to-overcome-your-fears-through-daring-choices/). When I wrote that post, which was actually just a few weeks ago, I had no idea that I was about to make another daring decision. Although, I think I wrote it because I had a hunch or something.
I knew for some time now that I was doing something wrong with my life and I desperately needed a change. The thing is that with everything else going on at the same time I could not realize where and what was actually that that was the root of my problem. Financial insecurity, lockdown psychological side effects, long term work from home with the least possible human interaction. I think everything had something to do with it.
The daring choice
I was working at the same company for more than 12 years now. The reason I say “was” is because I decided to quit last week. I know what you must be thinking about. She just mentioned financial insecurity just a few sentences back.
Yes, financial insecurity still exists. I did not win the lottery or something.
The thing is that I was in this job for 12 years and realized that some things will never change. I will not suddenly wake up one day and love a job that I physically hated all these years. It is a job that gives me too much pressure and stress and I get no joy out of it at all. Not only I don’t get joy but I am even underpaid for what I offer. No, it just isn’t worth it.
The future plan
Honestly, I need to take some time away from working, at least in the same kind of industry. Maybe I will try something new that I like and get some joy out of it. I don’t know.
Do I worry?
Of course I do. But you know what?
The minute the words “I resign” came out of my mouth, I felt like a huge weight was removed off my shoulders.
I think the feeling shows something about the impact this job had on me.
Maybe whatever new I try will turn into failure. Maybe I will eventually prove wrong and have to get back to work for the industry I hate just because I have to make a living somehow.
But what if maybe I manage to find something that makes me long for working on it. What if I find something that might not offer me lots of money or recognition but gives me joy and makes me happy?
I mean, life is short and we will all die eventually. Why shouldn’t we at least try for this little time we have available on this planet to make it something more than just surviving?
After all, if I don’t take action now, when should I?
And what if it turns into a mistake?
At least I will not have to wonder what would have happened if…
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
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I had these exact same thoughts when I resigned to write a book. Sometimes you just need to do what you need to do, and you can always find your way back if it turns out to be the wrong decision. But ignoring this call and just continuing through a path you know you’re headed down? That’s sadder, am I right? Anyway, thanks for sharing!
I couldn’t agree more Stuart! To feel something is wrong but do nothing about it is the saddest of all. Thank you for stepping by 😊
Life is far too short for what ifs and to do a job you hate. Good luck
Thank you 💓
It sounds like this change was much needed. Congratulations on taking a step this step, life really is too short to wish it away on a job you got no joy from.