Well, you know the rest and I did just that.
Thank you Johnny Paycheck for making that line so memorable.
I quit my job. Left. Walked out. I have never just walked out on a position so this was entirely out of character for me. Where I come from you don’t leave a position until you have secured another. Under the circumstances, I believe that my health was sincerely in jeopardy. I was beginning to have migraines in my eye with aura and I had already burst a blood vessel several weeks back….I have been on serious overload in a hostile work environment for the past 7 months. When an intelligent, career-minded, responsible woman walks out of a good paying Office Manager position three weeks before Christmas with no plan in place, no savings in the bank, a new car payment and a mortgage that looks like the national debt, you can damn well bet there is just cause.
So while everyone else is counting down the 25 days of Christmas, I am counting that it is day 13 that I am unemployed! I am not going to allow this in any way to bring me down or set me back. Has it impacted my weight loss efforts? Yes it has, but only temporarily. My spirits are high and while it is a challenge to find a job in today’s market, I have faced more difficult challenges and I will see this through. I can replace material objects but it is pretty difficult to gain back your dignity once you lose it, I can say that from experience.
I am actually looking at all of this as a good thing. Instead of working 10 1/2 -11 1/2 hour days and adding a daily commute of 2 1/2 -3 hours, I am now taking a moment to step back and ask myself, “What do YOU like to do?” In every “bad” situation in my life I have somehow come out better, stronger. I sincerely believe that another door is going to open up for me and that this past situation was a time of learning because even though it was very negative, I did come out with wisdom and knowledge. Take the best and throw the rest!
If I could spend my days writing, I would be in my glory! : ) If there is anyone out there willing to toss a writing job my way, like maybe give me my own column, I would love it! ; )
Time to get off of here and get back to my job search. Enjoy your day friends!