Friday, November 4, 2011

I quit.

I'm quitting my job and living life how I want to live it. Am I excited? Hell yes.

My job right now leaves me so empty inside that sometimes when I get home I just want to scream. I hate the way it makes me feel and I've felt this way since a couple of weeks after starting.

Why have I stayed so long then? Because I like the stability, the insurance, the money. Is it something I have to have in my life to survive though? No, not at all. There are a million other ways I can live my life that does not include this job.

I haven't talked much (if at all?) about my job and it's mainly because it wouldn't be a good post and I would get fired. I can't exactly pinpoint what it is, but every day after work I feel so drained, like my day was so incredibly wasted, which I don't get! I assist people in finding information on what they need and I put on really great programs for youth who might otherwise go home to a shitty place. Why isn't this satisfying? I love the kids I work with, so what gives?

Whatever the reason is, I plan on quitting the first week of January and I am thrilled. I'll start school full-time and I'll work part-time and the thought of that gives me the biggest grin on my face. I haven't decided if I'll work as a CNA (in a nursing home or the hospital) or if I'll work somewhere more upbeat like a bar or restaurant, but I know I'll be happy either way. I just need to make around $700 a month for bills and I'm good!

For the next couple months I plan on saving every penny I have and not buying anything except food. I've almost stuck with it for the past 3 weeks(seriously...I've only paid $5 when I went out with my friend for food, which blows my mind...I'm usually a spender!)  Maybe I'll stick with that goal, maybe I won't, I'll have to wait and see. Hopefully, after bills and food, I'll have a little over $2,400 saved up. I don't plan on using that money to pay future bills, I just want to have it in savings in case I don't find a job as soon as I'd hoped.

No matter what happens, I am so excited about this new adventure in mine and my husbands life!


  1. Hooray for you! Doesn't it feel awesome to be cleaning out all of the "bad" parts of life? =]

  2. Oh man, it feels so amazing I can't even explain it!!

  3. I am so excited for you!  It
    really is awesome to be able to do what you want and not have to work at a job
    that doesn’t suit your skills and goals. 
    It sounds like you are really enjoying your classes, and I hope that you
    enjoy working as a nurse just as much!

  4. Thanks Mer! I'm nervous and excited about this new adventure, but as you said, hopefully I'm enhoy working as a nurse as much as classes!