On Tuesday, I handed in my resignation.
My notice period is 3 months, so I’ll be working until October.
It was surprisingly easy for me to quit. Especially when I realized there was no big risk for me to do it.
Even if I regretted it, I could re-apply and get back the same job – except I would ask for more money. None of this waiting around forever for [maybe] a teeny raise, which is what I was doing.
Or, I could go freelance and charge 3x my current hourly rate. This is more what I’m going for, but I’m waiting for the dust to settle before negotiating it.
There is also a chance that I won’t quit, even though I’ve already quit.
Because while I didn’t anticipate this at all, my 3 bosses are pretty distraught that I’m going through hard times, and they want to support me + don’t want me to quit.
They’re going to counter me with options to stay, that we’ll discuss next week when they’re back in the office.
It’s very nice, but it’s actually causing me some distress. Like gahhhh, I’ve already made my decision! Now I have to go back and think about it again?!?!?!!!
I was totally taking solace in the finality of it all. *sigh*
Even though I’ve made some quick decisions, it doesn’t mean it was easy to go through it. It’s been absolutely exhausting and emotionally trying.
I don’t actually want to think about career-stuff right now. That’s why I quit!
My top priority is Mr. G and our life together. I need space to do that.
We know that cancer is telling us to make massive changes in our lives. We can give ourselves a big pat on the back that we’ve gone from vegan to raw vegan, but our big sore spot is not nutrition – it’s stress and our long commutes.
So I told my bosses that I require a lot of flexibility, and that I quit because I didn’t think I could get that in my job. I said I’m moving 100km away, and that since we are trying alternative therapies, we may need to travel for it. I also said that at this moment, we don’t have the answers yet. No details. Just big general themes that we’re working on, and the details will come later.