Last week, I spoke of a decision that I had to make. At the time, I couldn’t talk about it, but I can now.
On Monday, I quit my day job (but not, as I mentioned, to be a full-time writer, I have another job lined up). It was a difficult decision to make, as I’ve worked there for the last four and a half years, and I really enjoy and respect the people that I work with. But I haven’t been as happy there as I once was, and I feel a little like I’m stagnating career-wise (mostly because of a lack of work in the last few months).
Today I packed up my worldly possessions (three boxes, 9 plants, 1 fish) that I have gathered at my job over the last four and a half years with a slight sense of sadness. I will really miss my co-workers and the flexible and fun environment that I have gotten used to, but I think that this change will be good for me. It may not be the ideal job, but it will be a change and will force me to learn some new skills and strengths. And definitely new experiences to include in my writing (judiciously changed, of course :-).)
I want to thank you all for your support and encouragement after I posted my last entry. I really appreciate it and I’m excited for this new adventure. My last week at work will be bittersweet, but I’ll be looking forward to new experiences too, and I’m glad to have you all along for the ride!