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!”