Yesterday I told the chief program officer (my supervisor) and the CEO (her supervisor) that I’m leaving my job. Today I told some of my colleagues in leadership. I’ll wait until next Tuesday to tell my other colleagues (because of things going on at my workplace between now and then).
It’s becoming real. I am ending a long chapter in my life, a chapter in which I’ve experienced a lot of opportunity and professional growth. But it’s also a chapter that has brought me long-term high levels of stress and unreasonable expectations. This stress tends to trigger feelings of being out of control, at the mercy of others, of pushing myself beyond my limits to please others.
I don’t know what is in the next chapter. I’m hoping for a slower pace, greater healing, and a sense of being in control of my own life. Maybe I’ll regain some of the energy I used to have and reawaken my creativity.
Not an easy decision to make! I wish you all the best for the future. Its good your taking care of yourself, that’s so important. xxx
Congrats! A big step indeed! I look forward to seeing what opens up for you once this stress is gone!
Whoohoo! Good on you for making such a brave decision! Congratulations on the huge step! I wish you all the best and I hope that things will head in a better direction for you!
Woohoo!!! This is a big deal! I’m excited for your future. One that involves a lot more Q time and a lot less stress.
Congrats. 🙌🏻I know this wasn’t easy to decide, but I think this is such a healthy choice you’ve made for yourself. 🙂 💟
Q, it sounds like you’re leaving a stressful and ultimately harmful situation. I’m glad you are looking out for yourself.
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Just like everyone else, proud of you for doing something so scary but needed.