Here's a fun conversation I had yesterday:
Me: Hi dad
Me: I just quit my job
Me: (weep, weep)
And then we went out to dinner and saw Blast! at the Orange County Performing Arts Center because if anything was going to cheer me up it was a stage full of band geeks.
I really did quit. This is not me being funny. It's true. It's also a long story, full of me being unhappy and stressed for 6 months and knowing that I needed to do it but convincing myself that I should stick with it because that's what grown-ups do. They have good paying jobs with benefits. So I don't have benefits anymore. Or a paycheck. But this morning I woke up unemployed but happy, and I didn't freak out in the shower like I have almost every morning for the last month. And I went to sleep last night without a knot in my stomach. And all day today I've still felt like it was the right thing to do, even though I would almost rather give myself papercuts with cardboard boxes than go through the job search process.
So, does anyone know of any job opportunities? My skills are:
1.) Writing funny blog posts
2.) Making silly things out of felt including a.) stuffed birds and b.) stockings with b-list celebrities on them
3.) Drawing humorous versions of famous paintings for my own amusement
I can also type fast and answer phones and I handle being yelled at by really angry parents surprisingly well. In fact, yesterday, while I was trying hard not to chicken out of quitting I got a phone call from a parent who called me some rather nasty names and I thought to myself that it was very telling of the job that this was the most exciting part of it.
I've got a few plans, most of them leaning towards the creative - which may not ever really support me but will make me happy, and boy do I want to be happy. But I need something to pay the bills so if you hear of a job with a window let me know. And let's all pray that when I look back on this I can say it was the bravest thing I've ever done instead of the dumbest.