Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What I Did


So, about the job.

Yes, I quit. I resigned, handed in my notice, said thank you and au revoir. It's been a great four years. A wonderful place to work, with colleagues that have become friends and clients that have been fun, generous and challenging. It's been very good. But for a number of reasons it's time to do something else. To do something I haven't done before.

So come January I will start my own business (website coming soon!). I will do what I do today, but no longer as part of the team I'm used to. No safety net. No paid vacation. No boss. Just me and my computer and hopefully more work than I can handle. I'm very excited and a little terrified.

How I will do noone knows. I hope excellent, but will settle for good. I just know that this is something I have to do. I have to try. I have to see if I can do this on my own. And that feeling, that feeling of not knowing what lies ahead and being thrilled and scared and happy and jumpy and full of joy? Oh, I want to feel like that again and again and again.

Thanks for reading, thanks for listening. Thanks for worrying about me and wishing me well. Thank you.

6 comments:

RW said...

You are fantastically brave.
It is an incredible journey.

Jennie said...

I second that. How did your wife take it?

Anna Ander said...

Dear RW, I'm so happy to have you on my team.

Dear Jennie, I now have tea all over my laptop thanks to your wife comment. To answer your question, now that I've stopped laughing, the wife is pregnant and heading for a years maternity leave. But plans are being made!

Jennie said...

Marvelous!

elizabeth said...

Wishing you all the sucess and courage needed...

ElizaHennessey said...

I have been a long time lurker reading your blog, and I just have to come out of hiding now! A very big congratulations to you on having the courage of your convictions and quitting your job! Aaron S would be proud! Won't it be wonderful for you to have that freedom, and so much more time to spend with the children! Can't wait to see how this all plays out!