I took a huge step. It was a very scary and slightly foolish step, but boy do I feel good!
I quit my job.
That’s right, I quit my 9-5 job. I walked into my supervisor’s office and gave my two weeks. I quietly packed up my desk ahead of time and I did my best to finish out my two weeks with grace.
Although I often loved my job, there were many days where I just wasn’t sure I was going to make it through the day. Rough clients, rough coworkers, and rough patients all made the days get a little… well, rough. And when I expressed genuine concern for the welfare of our practice, I was shut down. When I spoke candidly about the harassment and bullying around me, it was dismissed.
I came to realize I was working for a company that would put one person above the mental and physical health of others around them. They weren’t looking out for me.
So two weeks from today, I put in my notice. Friday was my last day.
And while it’s been an incredibly scary process – one I almost didn’t go through with – I’m hoping this will be a fresh start. I’m hoping it’s a sign that I shouldn’t be stuck in this 9-5 rut. I’m excited for the chance to spend this time Marie Kondo-ing my entire life, focusing on passions that have been put on the back burner, and really giving this blog the chance it deserves.
Did you ditch the 9-5 to focus on something else? Are you thinking about giving it a go? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments!