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Monday, 28 August 2017

A Life


I made an exciting decision today, I've put in my two weeks notice at my part-time job! 

Currently I work 8-4 Monday-Friday at my full-time job and was doing my part-time job as a gym receptionist about 20 hours a week.  I’ve been doing about 60+ hours a week for about 5 years (with a few breaks) and I am so beyond exhausted/burned out at this point.


Official soundtrack of quitting your part-time job


I’m really happy about it, although it is bittersweet.  The financial benefits of that extra income will be greatly missed (so long venti cinnamon dolce lattes).  It also means that an acreage this year does not look hopeful, as my extra income did make a substantial difference to what we were able to afford mortgage-wise.  But since the condo hasn’t sold it doesn’t really matter. 

But for the good – I will have SO much more horse time!  And I won’t feel so rushed all the time anymore.  A lot of times I would pop out to feed and brush Henry and Apollo between jobs (in the two hour gap between 8-4 and 6-10) and lately multiple construction zones on my usual route have made that incredibly annoying.  It’s also really hard for me to have a social life as when I do have free time I’m cramming so much into it. 





I am so excited to get more sleep (I am ++crabby) and to be a better horse owner.   This is going to be a bit of a transition for me as I’m used to being incredibly busy all the time.  One of my friends asked me jokingly today “What are you going to do with yourself now?”  and I answered “I don’t know, maybe try to have a life!”


Zzzzzz


25 comments:

  1. Holysmolly! How did you do that for five years?! Enjoy your newly acquired free time! Money is great but having time to breathe is priceless.

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    1. It was a lot! I used to have trouble sleeping, now I am the best sleeper ever haha - way too tired to stay up worrying about things haha! I am going to enjoy my new free time for sure :)

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  2. I did something similar for several years, too. I gotta say, there's nothing better than being able to work less and play more. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. It really really sucks. And then you get paid and it seems ok haha! Thank you, I plan to make the most of it :)

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  3. I worked like that for awhile as well. It's HARD! Congrats on being able to sleep in a bit more.

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    1. It's not fun at all! I'm too old now :P

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  4. That is awesome!! Congrats on taking such a big step

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    1. Thanks! It will be a big adjustment to my budget but I think it's the best choice :)

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  5. Sometimes it is good to take a break

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  6. Sometimes mental stability is worth more than monetary stability...

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    1. I totally agree. I've reached the end of the rope with running around like a crazy person. :)

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  7. Good for you. It's hard to always be rushing around and under stress. Now even though the money will be less you'll be happier and get to spend more time with your horses and family and friends.

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    1. It's really tough for sure! I'm looking forward to having a life again :)

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  8. Congratulations! I've been slowly tapering off on the hours at my second job - it's so incredibly freeing to have time for yourself!

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    1. Thank you! :) That's awesome you are tapering down your hours. I value time in a whole new way after having so little free time for so long.

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  9. Congrats. I can't believe you were managing 3 horses with 2 jobs. I can barely manage mine with half a job.

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    1. I haven't been managing very well recently! A fair bit of visiting but no actual time to ride lately. It was a lot easier when my baby horses weren't going under saddle, now I feel a lot of pressure to give them consistent work and I really beat myself when that doesn't happen.

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  10. Good luck with everything in the future!!

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  11. Enjoy all your newfound pony time!

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  12. That's crazy! I work 40 hours and have horses at my house, and still find it to be very busy! I don't know how you did all that! I think this change will be really good for you, and yay for so much more horse time!

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    1. I am seriously the grumpiest human being ever right now haha! I am so excited to have some free time

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  13. Woohoo! I know when me met I was astounded at how busy you were, hopefully this is a change for the better! Enjoy your newfound horsey time!

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