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I JUST QUIT MY JOB!

Its been two turbulent days since I quit my very well paid full time teamlead IT job. Yesterday I had to tell my team the news and it was one of the hardest things to do. why did I do that? Because I had to. Simple as that. I just had to slow down, feel my own thoughts and body and just step out of the game.

As many others, during covid lockdown, I had the chance to take a closer look at my life, my routines and habits, and I also realised that I really missed being creative. I have been sewing and crafting most of my life and loving it, but somewhere in the middle of my career I lost the energy to do something creative, which actually gave me energy to keep up with the pace. Ironic right?

In 2021 I decided to take a ceramics weekend course that ended up changing my life. I met Thora Finnsdottir and we hit it off right away. She invited me into her world of creativeness and world, without teams meetings, computers and everything else I was so used to. I found love of creativity instantly and shortly after I asked my boss to have a weekly day off to pursue this ceramic adventure. He agreed and its now been more than 6 months of having perfect thursdays off and learning soooo much from Thora.

So life was good right? Not really because in IT the pace is crazy and instead of being busy 5 days a week, I was now insanely busy 4 days a week, trying to keep up with a job that required more of me than I had to give

On the 4th of july I went to my boss and said it out loud “I quit” – and I felt 10 kg lighter instantly. I must admit that it felt like standing on a cliff, stepping off with no safety net except the belief that there has to be a way to combine my creativity and making a living without feeling left without energy to be anything to anyone.

In a year from now, I want to be the person who call my friends, see them and ask how they are doing, instead of the other way around. I want to be the sister who has time for my brothers and their families. I want to be the wife that cooks dinner for my husband and has the energy to ask about his day. I want to be the daughter that spends more time with her parents while they are still here. Thats the person I want to be…

So here I sit on the train, commuting to work like normally for 6 years, but now it is different because in about two months my mornings will not be commuting. It will be yoga, podcasts, audio books and creating, getting energy to be that person.

So what is the plan? Well, take some time off to find myself and then make a new plan.

Its been two turbulent days since I quit my very well paid full time teamlead IT job. Yesterday I had to tell my team the news and it was one of the hardest things to do. why did I do that? Because I had to. Simple as that. I just had to slow down, feel my own thoughts and body and just step out of the game.

As many others, during covid lockdown, I had the chance to take a closer look at my life, my routines and habits, and I also realised that I really missed being creative. I have been sewing and crafting most of my life and loving it, but somewhere in the middle of my career I lost the energy to do something creative, which actually gave me energy to keep up with the pace. Ironic right?

In 2021 I decided to take a ceramics weekend course that ended up changing my life. I met Thora Finnsdottir and we hit it off right away. She invited me into her world of creativeness and world, without teams meetings, computers and everything else I was so used to. I found love of creativity instantly and shortly after I asked my boss to have a weekly day off to pursue this ceramic adventure. He agreed and its now been more than 6 months of having perfect thursdays off and learning soooo much from Thora.

So life was good right? Not really because in IT the pace is crazy and instead of being busy 5 days a week, I was now insanely busy 4 days a week, trying to keep up with a job that required more of me than I had to give

On the 4th of july I went to my boss and said it out loud “I quit” – and I felt 10 kg lighter instantly. I must admit that it felt like standing on a cliff, stepping off with no safety net except the belief that there has to be a way to combine my creativity and making a living without feeling left without energy to be anything to anyone.

In a year from now, I want to be the person who call my friends, see them and ask how they are doing, instead of the other way around. I want to be the sister who has time for my brothers and their families. I want to be the wife that cooks dinner for my husband and has the energy to ask about his day. I want to be the daughter that spends more time with her parents while they are still here. Thats the person I want to be…

So here I sit on the train, commuting to work like normally for 6 years, but now it is different because in about two months my mornings will not be commuting. It will be yoga, podcasts, audio books and creating, getting energy to be that person.

So what is the plan? Well, take some time off to find myself and then make a new plan.

Love and peace out to the world, we need it!

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