What has bothered me most since quitting.
Quitting your job is one of the hardest things you will have to do, especially if you had a since of loyalty to that company. What no one tells you though, is what comes after. Normally when you quit a job you have something else lined up, right? That wasn’t me though! I didn’t have a back up plan, nothing was lined up, and for some reason everyone but me is worried about it.
Why is it that we have to always be working? And why is it that things like Blogging or even contractor work is still seen as not being a real job? Especially in the world we live today where the internet basically rules everything.
For the last couple of weeks I have heard the standard variety of questions Like:
What are you going to do?
Have you gotten a new job yet?
What are your plans?
Now don’t go so long you go homeless.
I am worried about you!
Are you applying places?
How is the job hunting going?
Sometimes the answers are easy, but when everyone asks them repeatedly its a little irritating. What’s worse is when you tell someone that you are thinking of taking some time to try and do something that you love, or that inspires you they give you the look. The look of, but is that really a job? So when I tell people that I’m going to take a month of doing nothing but focusing on my blog and design stuff, I get a that look from 9 out of 10 people. That singular person is my god sent, amazing friend who encourages me to do anything and everything. My biggest cheerleader if you will!
Here is what you need to know about me. I am, for all intensive purposes, a really hard worker. So when I love what I am doing I am going to put every fiber of my being into it. The biggest challenge for me in finding a new job, is that I really don’t want to be in the same industry that I have been in for 10 years. I could easily go back into it…. but I don’t wanna!
The transportation industry is where souls and happiness go to die.
You are either there for 2 years for the experience, or you are a lifer. I was a lifer, and now I am trying to flat line that shit lol. So it’s hard, because most of the operations experience I have relates strongly to the transportation industry and not much of anything else. So I want to broaden my horizons and do things that my soul loves, not just my wallet.
None of this is to say that I won’t go back into a 9 to 5 job, I like spending money and eating so… kind of need a solid income. That doesn’t mean that I can’t pursue what I love in the mean time, which involves a lot of taco eating.
Also, so that no one will worry about me please know that I will never go homeless! lol I have too many siblings that owe me and a grandma that loves me.