Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Great Exodus

Yes I've been ghost, but with good cause.... I did it, I left the corporate gig! I'll have to catch everyone up but in the meantime I just wanted to let you know what's been going on for the past few weeks. (here are a few oldies if you're not sure what I'm talking about - 1, 2 and 3)

Initially I was hoping for a 12/31/09 or 1/31/2010 exit date but I couldn't take it any longer. Exhaustion was setting in and my productivity level was sliding fast. No longer could I pull double duty, mentally or physically and it wasn't fair to me or to my employer.

Did I accomplish my savings goal - no, but you know what ... I realized that it will never "look" like enough money. After all, the worst thing that could happen is I will have to rejoin the workforce as an employee again. I know, I know, we're in a recession, jobs are scarce, blasey blasey blah - hey, what can I say, I'm willing to see where this road takes me. If not now, when? Here's a quote that I recently wrote and have since meditated on daily:

Fear is the greatest disability and comfort runs a close second. What's stopping you from pursing your passion, living your dreams and proactively designing your future?

***on another note, the running isn't coming along too good. Let's see if I can do it by the end of the year. The odds are against me, but hey, I'm willing to keep up the embarrassment for a little while longer.

5 comments:

Shtinkykat said...

Holy moley, Ms. MC! Congratulations on giving Da Man the heave ho. Looking forward to reading where your new adventure takes you...

The Lost Goat said...

Gz! Life is too short to spend your time at a job you don't want anymore, just for the security of a bit more money. I'm glad to hear that you can finally make the jump.

Money Funk said...

Congratulations! *jealous* So are you going to spill what you are doing know that uses your passion?

What a relief! Towards Sustainability has a great post about how Convienences keep us in the work force. Neat article. Why the article? Cuz your out of the corporate world and doin' your own thing! ;)

Laura@mtp said...

Yay a fellow escapee! I'm also willing to see where the road takes me..good luck :-)

D.C. 2 said...

Congratulations Ms. Money. I look forward to hearing your progress because, I know there will be plenty. Yo go!