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.