I Quit My Job!

Remember when I started a new job a week after my surgery in September? Today is my last day.

I knew this job wasn’t a good fit for me pretty soon after I started, but it’s hard to admit when you make a big life decision and it turns out to be a bad one. I tried to make it work, but sometimes things just aren’t meant to be. I would come home each night and recount my day to Adam and he would tell me to quit each time. That’s why I put in my two week’s notice exactly two weeks ago.

It was the right decision. I feel good about it.

I 100% understand that it is a privilege to be in a bad work situation and to have the means to quit. Trust me, I get it, and I thought long and hard before I made the move. I made sure I had a backup plan.

I just knew I had to do something different.

I would love to be a stay at home cat mom but unfortunately I’ll still be maintaining my career :). I’ll share the details tomorrow. Today I just want to close the door on this chapter.

Speaking of closing doors on chapters, I can’t believe The Mindy Project is ALMOST OVER!!!!! I thought this final season was going to be a full season, but we’re already on the second to last episode?!

I’ll be honest, I feel like this season hasn’t been great, but I still don’t want to see it end. I’m going to re-watch my favorite episodes this weekend. I loooove: Danny Castello is My Gynecologist, Harry and Sally, and Danny Castellano is My Personal Trainer. Seasons 1 and 2 of the show are just pure gold. It’s sort of gone downhill from there but it’s still my favorite (along with Arrested Development).

The good news is that Mindy has another show debuting soon! Thank God!

What’s your favorite Mindy episode?
Do you want her to end up with Danny?
Have you ever quit a job after only a couple of months?
What’s your favorite show of all time?

14 comments

  1. Christine

    I started a new job this fall and have been strategizing how I can find a better fit. Cheers to making yourself happy, life is too short!

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    1. Kristina

      Thanks Christine! I am glad that you’re strategizing on how to make your next move. Too much of our lives are spent at work to be stuck in a bad job for years if we can help it. I have my fingers crossed that you’ll move onto something that’s a better fit soon!

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  2. Lisa @ TechChick Adventures

    Oh man, that’s a tough one. But I agree, you just know when it’s not a good fit, and yes, life is too short for that! Glad you are finding other options. Alan changed jobs one time, and ended up leaving that position because he hated it. It was a bit stressful financially, but it all worked out. He got to be a stay home Dad for the summer, and treasured the time he got to spend with the kids. During college I worked as an intern and the person training me (whom I was replacing) was a real jerk to me and I cried every day when I went home! It sucked!!! Luckily she left shortly after that and the situation improved. Looking forward to hearing about your next move!
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    1. Kristina

      OMG Lisa! I am so sorry to hear that you went home and cried every day. That sounds awful! Thank goodness she left and things got better.

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  3. Hanna

    Oh man I’m sorry your new job was the pits! I’m glad you were able to leave, though. I have loved ones who are essentially stuck in toxic jobs and it’s just such a shitty situation to watch them in. Eager to hear about your next step!

    HAHA Kevin tells me I should write a novel and become rich so he can be a stay at home cat dad. And I’m like, WHOA WHOA WHOA – who says YOU get to be the stay at home cat parent?!
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    1. Kristina

      Hahahah Kevin’s plan sounds awesome! Just sell enough books so you can both be stay at home cat parents! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d buy a few copies of your book so I could put one in each room of my house. I would then tell everyone who comes over that I KNOW THE AUTHOR!!
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  4. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    Yay, congratulations! Best wishes to you on your next journey. I had a similar situation except I stayed for 10 months. I was so miserable. Something I learned is to never, ever burn a bridge in your career because you never know when you might need to circle back around to other opportunities! And also, I have never watched the Mindy Project! I’m sad for you that it’s over, though, because I know you love it.
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    1. Kristina

      Your journey has been an inspiration to me – thanks for sharing it Sam!

      Whenever you have some free time you should watch The Mindy Project, I think you would REALLY like it!

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  5. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I’m glad you’re able to leave your job because you hated it! It would suck to be stuck somewhere you hated. I love my job, my school has it’s flaws, but I figure every school has it’s flaws. I don’t see the grass being greener if I moved to a different school district. Plus, I LOOOOOOOOOVE the people I work with. They are like my family.

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    1. Kristina

      Working with people you like is SO KEY. That’s definitely something I learned this year. I won’t ever take awesome coworkers for granted again.

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  6. Susan

    Good for you for leaving a bad situation! I am glad you have that option. A lot of times people are stuck. I have basically had 2 main jobs–one as a conference coordinator when I was in college. I LOVED that job. And now as a program manager at HPE (I have been there almost 22 years if you can believe that). I am so thankful that I enjoy it, it gives me a work life balance (not so much because the work isn’t intense but I can work most of my hours from home) and the people are amazing! I am really hopeful you will find what you are looking for in your next job!

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    1. Kristina

      Adam’s career path is very similar to yours – he worked one IT job in college for the university we went to. After graduating he got a job with Royal Caribbean and has worked there ever since. I really think he will retire from the company some day. Similar to HP he has really good work/life balance, he likes his coworkers and he sometimes gets to travel to cool places!

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  7. Elizabeth at Reserved for Running

    Good for you! I recently just left my job as of the first of the month. I actually worked for a great place, but I needed to force some change with pursuing working for myself and having more time at home with my two kiddos. I too feel fortunate to have leaving my job as an option.

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  8. Biby Chacon

    Good for you! I think it’s a hard choice to make, but congrats on doing it! I also love the Mindy Project and am sad it’s ending TONIGHT! Seasons 1-3 will forever be my favorite seasons.

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