Sabbatical Month 0: Where Joy Awaits
Anyone else quit their job right before VMworld and then self-fund most of the trip from savings? Probably only me, right?
I also ignored the advice where you were supposed to have a new job before leaving your old one. I know It all sounds crazy. I wish that I could say that all of this is such a Becky-thing to do, but it’s not.
So, why am I stepping away from a six-figure salary?
- Continuing down the wrong path feels like a bigger risk than a period of unemployment.
- Writing and community bring me joy and I need more space for activities like this. Thankfully, my husband @douglas_testerman supports me in this decision.
- Energy-wise, my job and commute were unsustainable. My family deserves better than “Zombie Becky.” I deserve better than this version of me.
That 90+ minute commute that I’ve complained about, though, happened for me, not to me. Each hour that I spent in my car listening to podcasts and audiobooks inspired me to take action by changing my beliefs.
Maybe I don’t have to settle. Maybe I can have a career of my dreams. Maybe my life can be filled with more joy.
Leaping is only the first step.