Today I Decided: 2 Week Notice

It’s amazing how having my son in my life has changed my perspective on certain things, and has made it so much easier to make decisions. At the time I woke up this morning, I never thought that by the end of the day I would write up my 2 week notice. It just sort of happened.

Today, February 25th, was the 3rd day back in the office after taking 6 weeks off for child bonding time. This afternoon, I realized that the way I was spending my time at the office was not adding any value to my life. As I think about what the difference is between the type of work I was doing before going on leave and the type of work I was doing today, the answer is that it wasn’t very much different. It is just simply that I do not enjoy the work any more. Above all, it’s also the fact that I realized that I couldn’t talk to my son for more than 30 minutes a day because he would be either sleeping or eating by the time I got home. I am not willing to spend most of the day away from my son when I am not doing anything worthwhile. It is only fair for my family and myself.

I can’t completely say I never thought about leaving my job before. During the child bonding time, I realized I wasn’t taking full advantage of my current opportunities and other things that are important to me. Having incubator projects requiring more of my attention, and a growing business with several employees that in one way or another I am responsible of, I knew that I was about to make some important choices. Even thought I wanted to do everything, there are never enough hours in the day, and I soon needed to give up the things that no longer were giving me satisfaction.

Today at 4 o’clock I decided: It’s time for me to go onto better and exciting things. It’s time for me to grow what I already have. It’s time to cut the bullshit, I have better places where I need to be!

Making a decision like this is not easy, especially a few weeks after having your first child. It was definitely scary, but I didn’t let fear stop me. The good news is that I am comfortable financially, I never rely on one source of income, and I never put all my eggs on one basket.

Today I decided to submit my two week notice. Now that the decision has been made, I am so happy and excited for the things that are coming.

Today I Decided: 2 Week Notice