this will either be my best or worst decision

20 July 2009

Okay, so there will be bigger decisions in my life to come… but this one is still pretty big.  So big it’s got my nerves all tweaked out, and while I just sit and smile and go along with the day, my insides are just going WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING??!?!?

… yeah.  Um.  I quit my job. Wednesday is my last day.  And no, I don’t have something else lined up.

I have ideas of what I want to do… But well, ideas can’t pay the rent.  Ideas can’t feed me and the kittens.  Ideas can eventually turn into profitable opportunities… and that’s what I’m hoping for.  But as of right now.  I’ve got nothing in stone.  I’ve got a few potential clients, but no guarantee that I’ll have an income.  And it wasn’t until now that this is truly scaring the shit out of me.

Ultimately, I know I’ll be fine.  Things might not go the way I want them to, but things will be fine.  I’ll adjust, adapt, and make do.  (God, I sound so mature and adult like — you’d have no idea I have light pink Bull Terriers on my undies…)

Can I just scream out right now: HIRE ME!!!
seriously.  (please!)
I’m freaking talented, and I know I’m skilled.  I just want to be able to utilize my creativity and abilities and just earn some money for things I enjoy… (well, not all the things I enjoy… Rachel’s cut is still too high… Plus, there’s only one “client” I’m interested in…)

If you want to know what I can do for you, well, by Wednesday afternoon all you’ll have to do is go to my website, erinichristine.com, and you can find a full range of skills and talents I offer.  Basically, my “What can I do for you” area that I’m developing/creating is my HIRE ME section.

And seriously, if you haven’t noticed.  I’m damn awesome (and damn cute).  You want to hire me.  You need to hire me.  It’s just that simple.

  • Fingers crossed this is your best decision. And hey, in the interim, at least I know if my friends’ experiences are any indication, you’ll definitely learn something about yourself.

  • CMigs

    Go Erini! Quitting a job takes ballz and is super scary, but you’re following your heart and that’s great. I admire your courage!

  • That’s a brave step lady! Best of luck.

    Begs the question though… Why did you quit?

    • Um. The official report is saying “personal reasons”…. but it was just time. I’d been thinking about it since January. From July until about February, the stress from work was pretty unbearable. It wasn’t a healthy place for me. And I’d tried taking steps to make things better… but things aren’t really changing. So it was time for me to leave.

      It wasn’t a terrible job, but it just wasn’t right for me.

  • Dani

    Dude, that job is nutty – and Bill didn’t get the temp he wanted (she bailed, had a better opportunity, or possibly figured out that she was walking into a bit of a circus, who knows), and then the one he DID get failed to tell him she’d be gone for 10 days in August – I fear for the state of BIF, man. He needs someone willing to keep his head glued on! 😉

    • Eek. I was wondering what has been going on in the, what, 2 days since I left. I wish I could recommend someone for that position, but I just can’t. I still believe that the position should be restructured. Not sure if it ever will.

      I was telling Neemer about how I miss you guys. We’ll have to go out for drinks (or dessert or something so Neemer can come)… this way you guys can update me on work life and everything I’m missing. 🙂

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