So here I am on a Friday afternoon sitting in a cafe figuring out this thing called life. I only have two more days two write my letter of resignation and I am happy and scared to death about this new part of my life. I have a job that pays me very well but I am unhappy with it. I have been since forever. I am good at it so that’s why I stayed but I am turning 45 this year and it is time to start living for me. I already told everybody at work that I am quitting so there is no turning back but damn I am scared because I don’t have a new job lined up. I just know that for my own happiness I need to quit and do something else.
I already did this a few years ago but I had to go back into the same profession after 6 months because I didn’t know what I wanted to do and I didn’t save a lot of money. But let me tell you I was the happiest I have ever been. This time I did save money to pay all the usual bills and I kind of sort of know what I want to do now. I want to do something with Social Media and Public Relations. I don’t have a clue how I am going to get into this but I know that I am going to get there somehow. I can’t and won’t go back to my old job.
When you search online to see what other former teachers are doing now after they quit their job it’s always something that still has to do with education. I am going to keep on searching on the Internet to see if I can find people who really left it altogether and are doing something completely different. If you know someone or maybe you are that person, please leave a comment and share your experiences. I would love to get inspired by you. In the meanwhile follow my journey of a 40-year-old something that is willing to go for her happiness by giving up all the security she has now.