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!