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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Life update: Leaving my job

I figured I owe you guys a bit of an apology for not posting as much this month. I've had quite a lot going on 'behind the scenes' and haven't had as much time as usual to plan posts and the like. The core of that is that I am leaving my job and I've been spending a lot of time mulling it over and trying to work out what the best way forward is for me when I start a different career.

The decision to leave by job took me a little by surprise because I really thought I'd be doing my job for years but I've just had a complete change of heart.

Ultimately it's because I'm trying to seek a better work-life balance which I've always found a big struggle. I'm an 'all in or nothing' person so I've always tended to run at 110% for work...but recently I've found my motivation hasn't been there in the same way. Don't get me wrong, I've still been working hard, but I haven't felt that need to be the best and put in quite so much extra time. I'm also quite an anxious person and I combat that with the gym and exercise classes which I have had to miss quite a lot of for work; Perhaps that doesn't sound like an issue to other people but for myself I find if I miss exercising I tend to get much more stressed much faster.

I've decided to go back to University and change my career with the long-term goal of having a more set routine and flexibility of what I can do in my spare time. I also want to give myself the option of living abroad. At the moment my job is quite country specific so I'm hoping by re-training I will open up the opportunity to live somewhere a little warmer.

I'm not leaving straight away, mainly because I like to round up my time at jobs so it looks better on LinkedIn (terrible but true), but soon I will be off. Does anyone else do that on LinkedIn by the way? Asking for a friend haha.

I'm building in quite a big break for myself so I can go to Fiji, Australia and possibly Costa Rica (but I've not fully decided yet). I've also got a sneaky break at Oktoberfest coming up too so watch this space.


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