WHY I QUIT MY FULL TIME JOB?
20th December, 2019
Last year Today, I quit my full time job at Phanta.
We all have reasons and I had mine.
But it was not what many assume.
My term at Phanta was probably the best time spent with the best people.
I went to a work place I called my second home, I had a pay scale that was pretty competitive, I had colleagues who were some of the best people I had met and a boss who I admired and respected deeply!
But despite all this I was not happy. I was not a happy mother or wife. And this affected my health and home terribly.
Every day I questioned myself what it is that I wanted to do to bring a spark of joy in my life.
For the first time I strongly felt the value of TIME over money.
No one understood this. They thought I was crazy to think about quitting a full time job that paid well.
One day Mark (my ex-boss) called me to his office as I was getting ready for a standup meeting because he noticed I was not okay.
I remember that day very well for two reasons:
1. I cried like never before. He watched patiently until I cried a little more. He did not stop me and let me cry until I felt okay.
2. He asked me, “What’s the ONE thing that will bring you joy right now?”
And I answered, “FITNESS”.
No, I did not quit my job that day. But I came out of his office, a BRAVE SOUL. 💫
I resigned 4 months later. This was probably the biggest SOLO decision I made in my life. It was HARD.
What will people say?
Well, for the first time it did not matter to me.