Thursday, October 20

Coming Out of my Cage and I'm a Doing Just Fine

In case you haven't already heard or otherwise caught on, I quit my job this week. Yessiree, turned in my letter of resignation on Monday. After four years with the same company, and for the most part the same people, a move this big is both exhilirating and ...well, scary.
I have been working with a cast of characters that are beyond irreplacable.
But it's time to go.

Gotta gotta be down because I want it all.

My mom, once again misunderstanding my very nature, asked why I'm not "jumping up and down". Though I hadn't thought it until I said it, I told her it's because I feel like I sold out. She said "'Sold out?' Does that mean 'grown up'"? and I rolled my eyes as I began to explain the depths of yet another colloquialism to her. About how I didn't want to commute downtown with the rest of the racing rats and how my feet were clearly not intended for heels. I was taking the money and running. Running in heels.

It was an hour later, after I had made and put away dinner, that I was washing my face, looked up into the mirror, and realized she was right.

6 comments:

kershdo said...

This is deep, even from you, but don't you just HATE it when Mom's are right?!?!?

Anonymous said...

You will be missed.

-The Chief

Anonymous said...

I think there is a distinction. Selling out is doing something you wouldn't normally do *JUST* for sake of money. Governing yourself, is doing something that makes life a little harder because your current situation isn't healthy. Being paid 50% less than your subordinates in a place where you have to tolerate religious persecution is not healthy. Get a better job, get a picket fence, get a spare room for me, your very unemployed friend.
-bb

Scott said...

It was only a kiss...It was only a kiss.

There's a certain satisfaction in being able to make a change like that.

Give it a shot. You might like it. If you don't, then you can always change careers again.

Life's too short to be miserable...or to wonder what if.

Deatoni said...

I disagree. To quote the Ancient philosopher Chris Rock. Life isn't short. Life is loooooong!

Besides, ya'll make selling out sound like a dirty thing. Lemme tell ya, its AWESOME. cha-ching! celll..e-brate good times cmon!

Picture yourself rolling around in your new crib over several small piles of 1 dollar bills. w00t!

Anonymous said...

K - Change is good. You find out what you are made of and you get as new resume building experience. Much luck and happiness!!

NoodleP