Monday, June 1, 2009

I quit my day job!



Well, I did it! I gave notice today at my day job, so I can pursue my own work full time. It's scary, but I have been so unhappy at work for such a long time that it really feels like the right thing to do, even "in this economy" as the media is so fond of saying. The best part is that someone else quit yesterday too. Now there are 6 full time people, 4 of whom have the title "manager". Need I say more? No more complaining about the boss and annoying/lazy co-workers! No more relating to Dilbert! I'm free from the tyranny of petty office politics. Whatever time I waste on the internet is my own. Yay!

17 comments:

Marbella Designs said...

wow, good for you! much success!

Jan J. said...

Fantastic! Congratulations on being your own boss. I fantasize about it constantly and it is inspiring to see that someone made it out of the rat race to do what they love! Best of luck! You will do great - you are so talented!

Sue McNenly said...

How awesome...I don't even know you, but I'm thinking it's so cool:. Can't wait to see what you create now that you've got more time. BTW, get used to people thinking you're sitting around all day..."What do you do all day???"

Lisamaz said...

Congratulations!!!! Down with the Trolls!!!! :)

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Katlyn said...

Wow! Congratulations - good for you!

Marissa said...

Congratulations! I hope to be in your same position someday. I'd love to teach jewelry classes and design jewelry full-time. Best of luck with your new adventure.

CFCina said...

Hurrah for you! I'm just an ETSY buyer, but I LOVE reading all the great stories of people pursuing their FUN dreams, vs. dreaded day jobs!

Congrats on your continued success!

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

So whadja make today with all that freedom? I feel soo lucky to be able to work from my house, slovenly in my jammies till 5:00 pm. I know you'll enjoy all the extra underwear time too! ;-)

Congrats. The world is your oyster now. *ewww... slimey*

Angie said...

That's awesome, congrats! :)

Ruth said...

Freedom! Hope you love it. I know you'll do well. Congratulations on making the decision.

Tory said...

Stumbled on your blog for the very first time today - and just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! I dream of one day leaving the business world and working creatively for myself.... I wish you the very best!

Sherry Cordova said...

Congratulations!!!

I'm soooo happy for you.

Two Bees said...

You are my idol! Congratulations and best wishes!!!

Dawn said...

Hi Sue;
Yeah!!!!! Congratulations for quitting the day job!!!! I am so rooting for you!!!!

I was trying to teach my mom about blogs today....and sent her your blog, so she can see what blogs are like....and I am so glad I got caught up on your news!

Wishing you all the best. Can't wait to hear what's next...
Love, Dawn

Eugena said...

Congratulations, Sue!
I did the same about two years ago, and I am very happy with my decision. It is scary at first, but very liberating. I am sure you will love all the freedom and creativity time you will have now. Best of luck!

Heinz said...

Congratulations - love the description of your office... As a non-manager I feel your pain.
Btw., your approach of PMC with concrete is awesome! Good luck to you.

photoadele said...

fantastic!