Time to Drink Champagne & Dance On the Table

So this is the last week of 2016 and it feels like it dragged on. I had to take a second look at the calendar because I lost track. That’s what happens after Christmas, your brain gets in holiday vacation mode and it’s a struggle to get out of. I honestly did not want to go back to work this week, as I’m sure a lot of you felt.

{I hope y’all had a good Christmas. Mine was fabulous, it was everything I wanted and then some.}

I’ve been keeping a tight lip on what’s been going on with my job because there was so much bad outweighing the good and I couldn’t find a way to make it better. So instead of staying the same, I started to put it out to the universe that I will be switching jobs. I interviewed somewhere last week and started getting my mind ready to make a change. I filled out a few job applications and realized I haven’t been happy with how this job glamorized itself into my life. When you start a job, after a while you notice how wrong the job is for you. It’s almost like a bad date or a guy you realize wasn’t what you thought he was.

So yesterday it all came to a head and I just felt like I had to leave before I’d lose my mind. I even told my mom the other day what she thought of me leaving and she said to make sure I had something lined up. Sometimes you just have to get out though because as they say, misery loves company and I would make everyone miserable around me. Besides, I wanted to have time to go to job interviews without scheduling around my ridiculous work schedule that didn’t let me have a life.

Because of this job, I felt like it killed my creativity as a blogger. I just felt like I was stifled and couldn’t move freely, as if I was in a box with one hole to breathe. I also found myself being irritable with my family members (good ol’ fights with my baby sister) and also snapping at poor Nestor a few times. Every day I went into work, I kept thinking in my head: I don’t belong here. To these people, I’m just a number, a headcount. What I say doesn’t matter because they can easily hire the next guy to do my exact same job.

By the end of the day yesterday, I already had a job interview lined up with a company that I applied to about two years ago right after I worked for McAfee. Things didn’t work out the first time around, but I have a feeling this time will be different because I know I am ready for this big girl job. Of course, it’s still a goal of mine to monetize my blog but in the meantime a girl’s gotta pay the bills. You know, make that cheddar.

I was beside myself how this opportunity presented itself the same day I walked away from this job. I found myself feeling free and happier and being super affectionate with Nestor, he loved it. I felt a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and I knew that I’m headed in the right direction. I kept saying after Christmas that I wanted a two week vacation and I ended up doing just that.

Now the plan is to hit the gym, sleep in, watch Netflix {watching Gilmore Girls still}, cook healthier foods, blog and comment on blogs, read books, take more photos, the list goes on.

It’s time to drink champagne and dance on the table, woot! How has this week been for you?