Friday was my last day at a job I had been doing for nearly three years—it was the longest full-time, permanent position I’ve ever had (I’d worked at Scholastic 2007-2009 prior to that but it was only 3-6 months at a time). I liked the position and the workplace quite a bit when I started but it became more stressful and less satisfying as years went on. A lot of people that I liked working with left the company and the pay that started out ‘pretty good’ became less so as furloughs, lack of raises and growing workload piled up.
In short, it was time to move on.
The great news is that I will be starting at The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, in a customer support position on June 18th. This means I have 77 days to spend however I wish and I can’t even express how excited I am about having this time off.
Here’s the part where I wanted to write a list of all the things I will do during this time—think of all the things you could do with your afternoon if you didn’t have a 9 to 5 job but still had the safety of knowing you’ll start one soon—but I recently watched that Ted Talk about sharing your goals with others, so, I think I’ll keep that list off-line and update you as I make progress on various projects.