Monday, January 4, 2010

Come on January 21st!

I quit my job today.

I guess I should back up a little bit here. I got a job offer during the Christmas break. I'm incredibly excited and ready for my future with this new job. I thought I was 100% ready to leave my school nursing job.

Well resigning from a job was a lot harder than I expected. I work with 2 amazing health assistants. I said goodbye to one today, the other one tomorrow. I had to tell my amazingly supportive boss that I was leaving today. I have to tell my favorite school I'm leaving tomorrow. You see I hate to leave these people, people who have grown to become good friends and respected colleagues of mine. BUT I want to love my job again.

I don't love my job. I like many of my coworkers, love a handful of them, but that's not enough if you are unhappy with the day to day grind of what you do.

For my whole life, much of what I have done is to make others happy. Whether or not I sacrifice my own happiness or desires, I am a people pleaser...through and through. I love being able to make others happy, but I can't with it affecting my livelihood. I would stay at my current job to make others happy, but I can't remember being so unhappy in a job. It's affecting me, my poor husband, and our dog (ok the dog part was added for effect).

So I am breaking free, and following my heart. I don't know what the new job will bring. I pray for new challenges, ample opportunities for growth and personal development, meaningful personal relationships, and patience during the whole transition. I don't know if this will be my forever job, but I believe that God has brought this opportunity into my life and I have a wonderful peace about it.

11 comments:

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I'm so glad you followed your heart!

Brittney Galloway said...

So exciting! Congratulations on the new job and I hope you are much happier there! Can't wait to hear about what you will be doing!

katie beth said...

I just love you and your people pleasing self! But I am sooo very proud of you for standing up for yourself on this one. I am so excited to hear about the new job once you start and get settled.

Marissa said...

I am the same way! I think you need to follow your heart! :)

Tiff said...

Congratulations on the new job!! Excited for stories about it...

melissa said...

You go girl!

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats girl!!

Callie Nicole said...

Congrats on the new job! I had to leave my last job in December (well, quit is a better word), and even though I hated that job, it was still hard to leave the peple I liked. It's always hard to do that, but I can't wait to here how you like your new job!
P.S. I got the package from the giveaway today - thank you so much! I can't wait to drink my hot chocolate!

TIffany said...

Soooooo happy for you!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

That is so terrific!

But...can you share what type of nursing you are going to do?

Or maybe i just need to read on :)

I know what you mean about pleasing others...I sometimes struggle with the same. But we really need to do what is best for our own lives.

Yeah!

Whitney said...

You have to do what is best for you!!! I'm excited for you!!!