Bittersweet: Last day of work

I’m getting out of here in 12 days. 12…

Just taking a moment to reflect on my last day of work, today. Very mixed emotions because I’ve become friends with some of my colleagues. On one hand I am excited for the unknown future. However, also very uneasy about losing the stable income that I’ve enjoyed for the past…6 years. Salary does not correlate to happiness, though. I feel like my happiness potential is greater in my long run now. The funny thing about income, I’ve been saving very aggressively for this trip in the past 4 months, typically saving 60-70% of my income and still enjoying hobbies, friends, etc, so where the heck did it all go in the past??!? This is really enlightening, it makes me feel like I can do anything if I apply myself and have goals.

It is a very strange feeling quitting your first job. Most people are either fired or moving on to the next job. I’m doing neither. While I don’t see many of my colleagues moving on to future jobs, I do know that most of my peers are typically only at their jobs for 2-3 years before moving on. It is a very odd realization to notice that I was coasting in this job and it would be very easy to stay (dare I say, forever?).

I know there will always be something to do. It is more about the attitude than the situation, in my opinion. Off the top of my head, I can think of 2-3 gigs that I can do right now. Not to mention all the odd jobs out there.

Oh well, it will be interesting to see where the future lands me….

Jeremy Olexa

Random stuff that I write and make public to the interwebs. I am a tech enthusiast, so some posts are about tech/software. However, as of late, most will be about traveling. I hope you enjoy and find something useful.