I did it again. I quit my job without any replacement in place.
But before you get all judgmental, know that I did it for good reason.
And what could it be? That at one point in your life, you just have to stop taking shit from people. Because no amount of money will you make you feel good. We all have our limits, and with my current work, I already reached my limit.
I was in Seoul, South Korea when I sent my resignation letter. My boss was being neurotic, as usual, and micromanaging, which is something I really don’t agree with.
I even confided to one of my closest friends about my decision and he just told me not to make a decision based on emotions. Try to be logical and rational about your decision.
Before sending my resignation, I calmed myself down, spent the day exploring Seoul and talking myself out of resigning. I told myself several times that I need this job anyway because of financial obligations.
But at the end of the day, nothing can change my mind. So, I drafted my resignation letter and in just under 10 minutes, I sent it to my boss without any second thoughts. And I was calm and collected.
Did I regret my decision? Hell no. I felt a weight lifted from my shoulders.
I’m a results-oriented person. You give me a task and guaranteed, I will deliver. However, my boss likes control and unfortunately for him, I am someone you can’t control. I am headstrong, stubborn and a right-to-the-core non-conformist.
For the record, I don’t blatantly break the company rules and policies, or disrespect my boss or any of my colleagues in any way.
I simply cannot comply to this one thing he was asking us to do, because I feel it was unreasonable and a total waste of time, but since he’s the owner of the company, there’s no way around it.
To add, reporting for work felt like a drag, I don’t share the same views with my boss anymore, and I feel I should be doing more with my time. Indeed, it was a soul-sucking job that I needed to get out of.
Where do I go from here?
To date, I still have my online business that helps me with my financial obligations. Now that I have the time, I focus more on growing my online job and this blog. In fact, big changes will happen to both before the year ends. Also, I have a couple of online job applications lined up. Hopefully, in a week’s time, I will be able to land a job again.
Why do I still need a job if I already have an online business? Because the income I’m getting from my online business is not as stable the income I’m getting from my online job.
As you can see, it was a well-thought-out decision. I just had to overcome my fear of uncertainty and believe that Universe is always conspiring with me.
Had I decided to stay, I would have wasted more time doing something that I don’t enjoy doing anymore and I wouldn’t have the push or the motivation to look for other jobs because of the ‘safety net / financial security’ that this online job provides.
At this point, financial reason isn’t enough of a reason to stay.
I have always advocated that you start creating the life that you want and to live the life that you love. And that’s what I’m doing.
I would like to show you that the life you envisioned for yourself is just within your reach. You just need to have enough courage to face your fears, mainly the fear of uncertainty, and you’re on your way to living the life that you want. But of course, you will still have to make calculated risks and hustle hard.
You don’t just wake up and decide to quit your job without any backup plan. While going all-heart pursuing your passion is good, you still need your head to keep you afloat. You will need a strategic approach because let’s face it, every day of our lives is a fight for survival.
I may not have all the answers or the right approach in life, but I am living my life the best way I know how. There will always be detours and road blocks along the way but I don’t let those stop me from achieving the life that I envisioned for myself.
I am a dreamer and also a doer. I turn dreams into reality and I make things happen. For you and I both, I hope you find the courage to do the same.
Thank you for stopping by and sending you love from my side of the world!
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