Friday was my last day. I had always thought that the day I walked out of the office for the last time I would have the same feelings of happiness and excitement as I do leaving the office for a three day weekend, only multiplied. I was wrong. As I sat in my car about to leave the parking lot I was closer to tears than celebration.
Did I make the right decision?
I left a good salary, solid benefits, and a team I really enjoyed. Just a few weeks after my son was born. I did it because I was becoming comfortable and complacent. No longer challenging myself to create better things. To be a better person.
I have the opportunity to work on something that both improves lives and provides for my family. That’s worth the pay cut and the uncertainty.
Here are a few short things I’ve learned in this process:
- If you live conservatively, have money saved, and stay out of debt, change is a lot less frightening to make.
- Just because something is upsetting, doesn’t mean it was the wrong decision to make.
- If you get too comfortable and set in routine, change something.
- Do what scares you.
So here I am.
Unemployed. Self-employed. Only time will tell if I made the right decision financially, but I know I did what was best personally.
But I sure will miss everyone at Unity.