- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
… I’m going to quit my job after the wedding. I graduated from college in 2005, and since then have been working in high-tech companies in customer support/sales/account management positions. I’m just done with sitting at a computer all day, every day, and putting all of my energy in to making someone else rich. I’m good at what I do, but I don’t get much fulfillment out of it. I’d rather be working to make people’s lives better, improve society, etc. Don’t get me wrong — I’ve gotten a lot of great experience over the last few years, and I’m really happy that those skillsa re going to apply to anything I do in the future. At this point, though, I feel like time is flying by and that before I know it I’ll be a mid-career disgruntled worker who just stays in her position because it’s comfortable. I’m ready to start with a new career path and see what else is out there!
My Fiance has a very stable job w/ great benefits, we can get by on one income, and I don’t object to getting a part-time job as a nanny or even something like Starbucks if it came down to it. We don’t own a home, don’t have kids, and I have enough money in savings to manage by myself for a year without any income, if absolutely needed. And I have great friends & family that support me if for some reason things head way south.
I have an unpaid internship with a local government organization that I’m really enjoying, and I’m hoping to spend more time on that so that it can potentially expand in to some type of paid employment. Besides growing that opportunity, I’m really looking forward to spending a few months on…
- studying for and taking the GRE for graduate school
- applying for graduate school
- getting my real estate brokers license, just to have as a backup
- getting the ball rolling on learning Spanish – something that is a huge benefit in many of the careers I’m looking at
- do some real soul searching and a lot of research on potential career paths
- maybe take some classes to help me transition in to the new direction
- post wedding tasks and just getting our new married life together
- kind of random, but I really want to look in to starting a produce market
I’m 98% sure that this is the direction I’m going to go. I’m not so much asking for approval as I am encouragement, suggestions, and feedback from others who have done something similar. With the economy/job market being so bad, it’s a really tough decision to make, but I feel like it’s now or never and that I’m in a good position to do it now. And, honestly, if I move forward with this, it doesn’t mean the end of my working career. Of course I’ll find another job at some point. It’s just a matter of when… but then again, maybe that’ll make the transition back to grad school next year (assuming I get in) easier anyway.