The Decision.

I either just did something really dumb or really smart. Either way, I’m confident with the path I have chosen and can already feel the stress and tension lift off my shoulders.

I quit my job.

Guess which one. I’ll give you a hint. Remember a while back when I went on a rant about homecare and about how much I loathed it? Yeah, NOT that one.

I gave in my 2 weeks notice for my casual position at the long term care facility. I’ll tell you why, because there might be a lot of you out there in a similar boat.

I love LTC. And until now I thought that was where I was supposed to be. And who knows, maybe in the future I’ll be back there again. But for now it isn’t worth it. I have FULL TIME hours while working in homecare. Why am I working another job ON TOP of that? Why am I exhausting myself with 16 hour days when I don’t need to be? It finally got to me and something had to be done. So I made the decision to let go of the job that wasn’t getting me further. I had been told when I was hired last July that getting a part-time or even full-time line would come easy and that I should have one by September. It’s almost February and I’m tired.
Despite my moaning I’ve come to enjoy homecare. I can more or less chose my hours and the work load isn’t as heavy as in LTC. I worked in LTC for almost 6 years. I think it was time for a change. I don’t want to worry about 2 jobs and balancing them both. It isn’t worth my sanity & it isn’t worth the extra $300 or so I’d be bringing in every 2 weeks. There are A LOT of things in life far more important than money and work. I intend to enjoy it. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about this job is that life goes by pretty damn fast.

No body on their death bed has ever said “I wish I worked MORE”.

4 thoughts on “The Decision.

  1. Ya, those words definatley aren’t said are they? Good point, and good for you for giving yourself more time to yourself and those around you. 👍🏻
    As a side note; did you get your latest email about no more PSW registry??

  2. Good for you! I love that all the while I have been following these posts, I’ve seen you take chances, embrace change, and still do what you know is right for you. I know too many people sacrificing their health and happiness for money right now, you did the right thing and I smiled when I read this. 🙂 It’s funny, the top 2 ‘regrets of the dying’ that nurse Bronnie Ware recorded were 1) I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. and 2) I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

    Judging from your posts, you will never have regrets such as these 😉 Look forward to following you on your PSW journey!

    Amanda

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