Listen, the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a very long time was to resign from this job. From the moment I got the offer, I’ve been thinking about the best way to handle this.
But it’s like ripping off a band-aid right? All of my friends had their opinions. “There’s no way they’re gonna let you stay the two weeks. They’re gonna kick you out”..and so on.
So I wrote the letter and I went into my boss’ office, asking him if he had a few minutes. Before even sitting down, I basically just told him that I was giving my two weeks notice. My hands shook as I told him about the opportunity and why I had to take it.
The words that came out of his mouth next weren’t the ones I was expecting.
“I’m VERY happy for you. I kind of knew this was coming.”
He looked at me and said “Awww…did you write like an official letter?” For a moment, I guess I forgot where I work…haha.
My bosses are very happy that I have this exciting opportunity because according to them, I’m too smart for this job (Well, duh) and they want to make sure that I take all the best steps for my future. See, unlike most employers, I’ve been lucky enough that my first full time job was at a company that accepted me like family. I was very relieved that they took the news in the best way possible and I will be here for 2 weeks, possibly training someone to take over for me.
What’s going to suck at my new job is…
1) I won’t be able to wear jeans or hoodies around the office. Oh or sneakers. Damn.
2) I won’t be able to take 2 hour lunches.
3) I won’t be able to work on my writing or my website as often as I do now.
4) I won’t be able to take time off on a day’s notice.
As comfortable and flexible as this office is, I have no idea what to expect from my new job. So 2 weeks from today will be the end of an era…
I might be frightened but I’ll move forward because life isn’t about being in a comfort zone.
Life is moving forward, even when it scares you.