It’s never easy quitting a job.
Ok, that’s a lie. Some jobs are only too easy to quit, and the real challenge is trying to stick them out.
Fortunately that wasn’t the case with the job I left today. I’ve worked as a journalist for Shalom Life for just over a year now. This Jewish lifestyle publication took a chance on me, a Wiccan writer, when no one else would and I’ll forever be grateful to them. They showed me the ropes of journalism, helped me build up my portfolio, and allowed me to work with some incredible people. I’m definitely going to miss them.
As hard as it was for me to send in my letter of resignation, when your dream job comes knocking you can’t exactly turn it down.
Which was exactly the case today.
I’m so happy to announce that I was made an offer by a local marketing agency (which, for now, will remain nameless) that was impossible to refuse. It’s what I’ve wanted to do for a while now, so I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to finally do it.
One of the many great features of this job is that it’s 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. which means I’ll have evenings to myself. I’ll (finally) have a chance to sit down after work and make some serious progress on my novella, and the short stories that have been buzzing around in my brain but have yet to get written. I can’t even wait.
As much as I’m going to miss working for Shalom Life, I’m so excited for this opportunity. And as people like to say, it’s onwards and upwards for me.
Or at least that’s what I hope.