Happy Sunday from your friend who just took a $40K per year pay cut. Why? this. ^^^^
2 weeks ago I decided I needed a new job.
On Wednesday I had 2 completely different job offers on the table. I knew I needed a change. A big change... so before I had ever made a final decision regarding my new job, I called my current employer and gave them my 2 weeks notice. Why?
There are things that I carry in this life, figuratively and literally. Things that I will not let go of, under any circumstance. My family. My faith. These things are vital to me. vital (heavy, you might say). and I was letting them be swept away under the weight of busy and stress---- heavy that was not vital, in any way, shape, or form.
so. I let go of what I could. I let go of heavy but unnecessary. I let go of pride- in the building, the patients, the case load, the administrative work. I decided what was important right now.
Then. On Thursday. I received an additional offer. an offer close to home and I took it. .. and on Friday- Sandy Hook
and any remaining doubts flew away.
so. starting in January I will be working in my home town. I'll be working 10-20 hours a week less. I will have no administrative duties, I will be no one's boss. I will have 9 hours at home that I used to spend in the car every week. I will have more time with my children, my husband, my parents. I won't work on the weekends.
That's what I'll be doing.