Over the past week, I’ve written a lot about my decision to quit my job. Here’s a brief run-down if you’re just joining me:
- I Quit My Job Because I Want to Be Happy – After nearly three years at my well-paying job, I quit and ventured back out on my own. I was largely inspired to do so by the birth of my son.
- Quitting My Job Cost Two Other People Their Jobs – My decision to quit had seriously ramifications for two other people on my team, who will be laid off at the end of May.
- I Quit My Job and I’m Never Working Again – I’m officially eschewing the 9-to-5 world for good, and doing only what makes me happy.
- I Quit My Job. Now What? – I made a list of things I’ll do more of and things I’ll do less of to help me narrow down my options and live a better life.
- I Quit My Job to Reinvent Myself (Again) – It took me a while to figure out what I was really good at, and along the way I had to reinvent myself several times.
- “I Quit” Doesn’t Mean “I Don’t Care” – Quitting something doesn’t mean you don’t care about it anymore — it simply means you’re reprioritizing.
As the title of this post clearly states, I’m done talking about quitting. I’m excited to move on and focus more on what’s next.
Finally, I want to make something clear: I’m not advocating for everyone to quit their job. However, if you are unhappy with something in your life (it doesn’t have to be your employment situation), I urge you to change it.
Just remember to do it right: have good reasons for leaving, go out on good terms, and make sure you have other options lined up.
Then figure out what’s next.