First off–let me thank you all for your amazing comments. I cannot express how much I appreciate them, because well I am terrified. I really hope I’m making the right decision. Actually, I am sure I’m making the right decision but having so much support behind me does help build up my courage.
Everyone in my family and all my friends have definitely been behind me too. I think everyone is very proud and deep down I think people a teeny bit jealous. I think a lot of people wish they could do this to. I don’t know that I would recommend it to just anyone.
I talked to one of my brother’s about it for awhile yesterday, who was very proud. This is the guy who already makes an incredible amount of money and had a previous company offer him over double his salary to go work for them…which would probably be something resembaling close to half a mil a year. Anyway, he turned them down. He knew what the job would entail and knew that it wasn’t worth the money. So he has been in the position that I am in where it isn’t all about money–it is also about your life and your happiness.
One of his words of advice were “Don’t get lazy”. I’m not too worried that will happen to me because I am too type A and too go-go-go, but I can see that concern. I need to continue to push and strive for things, I can’t get lazy or get down or just take it easy because I don’t have a boss at the moment.
My current plan to at least start working on this job search is all those vacation days that I have to take off in the next month–I am going to go volunteer for a half a day some where. Hospital, school, nursing home. Where ever. Try to get a feel for what is out there and what I really enjoy and love doing. And that will also prevent me from getting lazy and enjoying the being at home aspect too much.
While I was swimming yesterday, something hit me.
I have had plenty of jobs that were challenging. That obviously isn’t what I seek out of my employment. I want a job that is rewarding. I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those and that is what I am searching for. I think that is what my heart and soul need.
(it is amazing how quickly you care about your current job and pleasing everyone and getting all your work done when you’ve already quit!)