Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I shall be telling this with a sigh...

This morning I quit my job.

Well, I didn't really flat out quit, but I gave my two weeks notice. In some weird twist of fate, I am pretty sad about it but there is nothing I can do about it now. I guess I am just emotional because my boss was emotional. Apparently, he got emotionally attached...

I am a sucker for people who truly care about me.

I'd been planning this move for some time now but it wasn't until last week that I decided to go through with it. At times I can be quite impulsive...

My last job before this one was at a particular non-profit here in NY. In a way I really loved that job and the flexibility that it offered me; however, not long after I started working there it dawned on me that "non-profit" means non profit for everyone. A year to the day after I started working there, I went home for lunch made myself a vodka with cranberry juice that triggered one of those epiphanies I have every so often and next thing I knew I was sitting in my boss's office quitting my job. I didn't give notice.

So I found myself broke, unemployed, nearly hysterical and sick to top it all off.

Apparently though the force was with me because two weeks later I had landed myself a way better job (this one) that once I got past the trial period promised to be not only fulfilling but financially rewarding. I felt good about entering corporate America in this way, even though I hate Corporate America.

It's been almost two years since I've been sitting in the same office doing something that seems to have come naturally to me, Public Relations and Event Management, but now I find myself bored.

I am ready to tackle on my next adventure which will hopefully be either starting my grad work in January or looking for a new home state (and job, also in January) because NY really isn't for me...but I'll cross that bridge when/if I get there.

So what am I going to do in the meantime? Well, I think that an extended vacation is in order. Definitely some quality time with the family. I am also going to take a cooking class. I'll see about finishing one of the 5 books I've been writing for years now. This would probably be a good time to take that trip to Cuba with my brother (he'll be so happy!!) and start planning my South American adventure for which I've already found a partner in crime (Kristhina).

I knew this time would come because like I've said before, I am a nomad. I can't stay in a place for longer than 3 years at a time. It's been three years. Now it's time for a break.

Am I scared? no. Am I worried? no. Am I sad? yes. I am closing a chapter and no matter how easy it seems, it's always hard to go forward and not look back.

29 comments:

Vince said...

You are one brave chica. Good luck!

Edwin R. said...

I wish you the best of luck... :)

Un Beso y Un Abrazo!

KARAKALA said...

Good luck Annush...

I hope you keep blogging. I love reading your stuff.

And you are immensely blessed. May the Lord guide you in your new adventures.

Jonas said...

If my brain hadn't died on me I would be doing the same thing. I hope you have a great adventure.

Jules: I'll just walk the earth.
Vincent: What'cha mean walk the earth?
Jules: You know, walk the earth, meet people... get into adventures. Like Caine in "Kung Fu."

mw said...

Wow! Good Luck with your adventures...I'm sure you'll land on your [perfectly pedicured] feet.

WonderCorky said...

now you've gone and done it....


which for you.. appears to be a good thing..


I too am thinking about quiting my job and becoming something else..

there just isn't a lot of upward mobility being a sideshow geek...

I'm feeling good about myself... although those people at fear factor have been stealing all their stuff from my act...

I'm pissed..

not even a royalty.

oh well.... good luck on your unemployment and adventure time..

I like how that sounds...

peace
WC

petrow said...

good luck with everything you do , bye the sounds of this post , no one needs to worry about you

hope you find everything you need, and i'm the same way , i ned to move ever so often, otherwise , i grow roots and thats to combfotable for me .

petrow said...

P,S: i'm still blogging so no worries, i'll still be dishoing out crap.

Grant said...

Sorry you had to leave your job, even though you did it the wrong way. Next time I suggest you just quit showing up and see how long it takes before they quit paying you. Anyway, for your new home, I recommend spinning a globe and tossing a dart. In case you don't have a globe or a dart, I'll do it for you. Round and round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows. And...
Welcome to Nepal. Drop us a line when you get there. Or a llama. :p
Seriously though, make sure you keep in touch wherever you land.

Odisea Burbujas said...

Annush, can I borrow your balls?

xoxo

Best of luck and don't do anything (or anyone) I wouldn't do!

Tek said...

I have just starting reading your blog and I already have figured out that you can do anything. Seriously, you will succeed at whatever you feel like doing.

Sean said...

You really should read my recent post (It's two or three from the top) entitled. "How to be a scam artist and still feel good about yourself." It's about the whole "NON" profit biz. Good luck!

SA-Eric said...

Good luck, I could never do something like this without a safety net.

H_E_n_R_Y said...

GOod Luck! I'm sure you'll be alright...

I have nothing but respect for you! Impulsive people rock!

Take care!

Libélula said...

I wish I had the guts to do that right now. I am so sick of my job it's not even funny. But, damn...I got bills to pay and am scared of quitting this one and being unemployed for a long time...

Bob W. said...

Took me and my wife 48 years until we made the freedom run. Quit our jobs, sold everything, House, Cars,furniture,the whole shebang. Moved from Illinois To Arizona,took a flight with 2 carry-ons, Clean Slate. 3 yrs later no regrets. Great Jobs , Home, Life, Lifestyle. Congrats on doing it earlier on.

Chelle said...

kristhina, is that the one i met at that place where we had pizza while i was there?

buenow, i guess que todo tiene su tiempo. na, dale palante! saludos a tus family memberz!

K said...

O M G!!!!!

In all things Holy...What? Where? When?

Honey, how will you make it? None of my business but I'm worried enough for everyone in this world and that includes you.

I would either need to be a trust fund baby or have the best sugar daddy in the world. Good God woman. I'm just shocked.

Honey, you must let me know if you need anything. I'm here for you.

We sure need some amazing people down here in TX. Just a thought.

Please keep us posted. Pretty please.

Later beautiful**kisses**

miss e. said...

oooh i'm jealous - i want so badly to go to cuba but alas, it's illegal. freedoms my ass.

i'll just wait till i'm a dual citizen of some other country and go on that.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Congratulations! I'm proud of you! And to have so many options open...fabulous! Enjoy the time off. And write...a lot!...who knows what this adventure will lead to!

dan said...

there's nothing like taking the bull by the horns.

hope everything works out for you.

Last Girl On Earth said...

You go girl! I wish you the best of luck!

LAST GIRL ON EARTH

Dip Me in Honey said...

I hate changes and as much as i run away from them... they find a way back into my life.

Well, the point is. you are one of the few who get up and do shit rather than sit and whinge. And that's quite rare. So thumbs up to you.

And a little told me that you planned this to coincide with your birthday weekend so that you have ample time to nurse that massive hangover you gonna get ;)

Rock on!!

Angy said...

All I can say is you have the ballz I will never have. best of luck to you!!

whitneydonkey said...

good luck annush. you will be fine. i can't wait to read your books!

AVA said...

Wow tocalla, I hadn't had the time to do much blog reading this week, and I certainly hadn't read about this.
I really admire your braveness and wish you the best of luck on whatever that may come.
And I'm so jealous of the time you're taking off!!! take it easy, relax and have a good time.

Cindy St. Onge said...

Congratulations, Annush!
You're smart, talented, and ambitious. You will do well no matter which path you choose,no matter where you end up.

Weary Hag said...

I have to tell you ... as I read this post, I smiled and smiled. It was like reading about myself! All of my working life, I've been the same exact way. I've never lasted more than five years at any job and even that five year stretch was a total fluke. I don't know how that even happened! haha
Good for you to get out when you've had enough. You know, what it all comes down to is this... at the end of the day, all we have to answer to is our own heart and soul. If we are happy with our own decisions (though scary at first) then screw anyone else and their opinions.

I'm proud of you. There's nothing wrong with being a bit impulsive now and again. Sometimes, we're better off running on impulse than these people who stay at a stale job for 30 years only to be miserable for 27 of them.

You're bright, clever, pretty, and mostly, you're capable. Tap all your resources and you'll never be miserable for too long.

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