It is funny how you wake up one day and simply are not happy with a choice you made. For me, it was a job. But it could be a lover or a friend or another situation. So I woke up and I looked at my job. It is a fine enough job. The company is not bad, the pay is ok, the job is fine. But I just wanted a little more. Something different.
It is like being in a relationship. I looked at that job and I realized that I did not want to marry that job. I did not want a long-term relationship with that job. It was fun for now, but not forever. I imagined the kind of job that I wanted. It had a lot of great qualities and did not look much like my current situation.
So I did what many people do on any given day. I looked a little. I traded phone numbers with another job and maybe went on a quick date. Well, when that job wanted to get serious quick, and I was faced with an immediate choice.
One day, I told my boss, “It is not you. It is me.” It was awkward. Many of these conversations can be. Can’t we just be friends? Well of course, before I did this I snuck out with my most valuable work belongings on a Saturday when no one was around. Yes, I did a walk of shame with my stapler in a cardboard box to my car.
Now I have made that really scary move. I broke up with the old job and I am filled with hope that this new job will be “the one.” I hope this job and I ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. I want to want to marry this job. I am filled with fear, because one does not know what they don’t know about the new job. But there is hope.