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Escaping the 9-5

I wake up with this dreaded feeling in my stomach about having to spend another day at my current workplace. As I work my butt off and with each accomplishment, my higher ups still are not seemingly satisfied. Their appetite for more is insatiable. As I check off company goals, more are added to a never-ending list.

Hours become days, days become months, and months become years. How did this happen? I feel like I’m in the movie “Groundhog Day”. There’s a glitch in my video life and it’s stuck in one scene and I can’t seem to fix it.

The pay keeps me from making a change along with the fear of the unknown if I do make a leap elsewhere. How will I pay the bills? What if I can’t find another job that will pay me more? What about my children? I try different side hustles that don’t work. So I stay, same scenario, different day.

At one point, as I drove into my job’s parking lot, I broke down and just cried. I was that miserable! I didn’t want to get out of the car. I just wanted to drive away and go anywhere but there, never to return!

Being there made me depressed. I knew, deep down, I had to leave. But to do what? I had been doing this for so long & plus I was pretty darn good.

Okay, I’ll take some time off to get out of this funk I thought. One week turned into two. It hurt my soul to have to come back. I worked one more week and took off again.

I couldn’t do it anymore. I mustered up enough strength & called my boss. “I think it’s time for me to retire.” This of course was just a softer way of saying “I quit!”.

And so my journey begins…

Please share below of things you are unhappy with and what your plans are to change it if any.

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