I did it. I left my job.
Well, almost. I gave my two weeks notice. Everything went very smoothly when I announced I was leaving. The higher-ups understood my position and have wished me all the best. I am EXTREMELY lucky to be part of such a supportive collective.
I feel relief and am at total peace with my decision.
But I am a TAD bit worried. I am unemployed. In a bad job market.
Sort of. Although the unemployment rate is at 9 percent, the unemployment rate for those with bachelor's degrees is at 4.3 percent.
It might take a while but that's OK. I CAN DO THIS.
Short term goal: Get everything in line so that I can leave two to three weeks from now.
Long-short term goal: Find a job AND/OR look into furthering my education, if I deem it necessary.
Long-term goal: Be happy.