Yes, you read that correctly. Today, I gave notice of my intent to quit my full-time job. And I did so without already having a new position guaranteed.
The crazy part? I haven’t felt so at peace for quite some time, and I don’t think I’ll regret today’s decision regardless of what may happen to my finances over the next few months. Fortunately, I already have interviews lined up and I have multiple avenues for additional ones (plus I still have all of my part-time jobs–one of which provides my benefits–and side gigs going so money will still be coming in). Unfortunately, there’s no promise that any of these leads will work out in my favor. But I have faith and I’ll work my arse off to secure something before my four week notice runs dry.
So what’s with the drastic, somewhat irrational, what-virtually-anyone-especially-PF-experts-and-bloggers-would-tell-someone-NOT-to-do choice? Simply put, I’ve decided that it’s time to find a more dynamic, challenging position that will afford more growth opportunities.
The feeling of relief I had when I walked out of my boss’ office after negotiating the terms of my departure was worth a million bucks….and then some… because sometimes all the personal finance advice in the world isn’t worth a dime if following it means trading in your happiness and future growth.