In late October I made the decision to resign from my position as a digital project manager at a local agency. Like really-quit-my-job kind of quit my job. Quit without something else lined up. Quit without a plan for what I want to do next. Quit to quit and to take a break. I'm calling this sabbatical "voluntary unemployment," and this is why I did it.
- I quit my job so that I can spend more time with my family and friends. They mean so much to me—and spending time with them makes me feel so good.
- I quit my job because my health is important to me. I want to exercise everyday, cook meals instead of picking up takeout, and not spend my evenings stressing over what is waiting for me at the office in the morning.
- I quit my job so that I can read and write—childhood hobbies of which I’ve robbed myself due to guilt for not spending more time getting ahead at work.
- I quit my job so that I can put more effort into my relationship. Shouldn't I be just as good to Ken as he is to me?
- I quit my job so that I can rediscover what truly motivates me. So that I can find (or create) a job that doesn’t actually feel like work.
- I quit my job because being challenged is important to me. I need a new challenge.
- I quit my job because life is meant to be so much more than a paycheck.
- I quit my job because there is so much world and so little time.
I quit my job because it was interfering with my life.
I don't know what comes next, but I am excited to have some time to experiment and try new things. Life, here I come!