Breaking up is hard!! You’ve had such a steady relationship over the past few years, and although you knew it wasn’t “the thing” long-term, it was still worthwhile to go down that road. I mean, the job pursued you so hard. You weren’t even looking for opportunities when it came along, but sometimes the universe has a way of putting people in your path at precisely the right moment in time. You were courted, the offer was compelling, and that piece of technology was so hot you couldn’t resist.
You came to love it, helped each other grow considerably, but lately things have felt different. You’re disagreeing more, and there is no going back to the honeymoon phase you initially felt, so enamored with one another and working in partnership to build something new and meaningful. Your eyes start to wander, secretly checking out other companies. When your own employer needs your attention, you give it up dispassionately more out of routine than anything else.
Your heart’s just not in it anymore. And as scary as it sounds, you know that you need to move on as soon as possible, rather than prolonging the inevitable. Even if your lease is really fucking expensive. You will figure it out. Do not do anything rash, but look into your heart, listen to your intuition, and put the wheels in motion to create a new path forward.
It is time to break up with your job.
The answers might not always be clear,
But the direction at least should be.
And I know my direction.
Find your True North
By looking inside
Closing your eyes
And quieting your mind
As it fades into darkness
And all your thoughts stop.
Then after a moment
What floats to the top?
That change is in the air,
That it is time.
So with gratitude from a place deep in my heart
New knowledge you taught me
More skills than I started with when you adopted me
Into this clan, I want to thank you as much as I possibly can
To all of my friends, former mentors, and coaches
Though the road is uncertain
I know the approach is to follow my heart
And acknowledge on both of our parts
We’d agree, this is no longer meant to be
So the road is uncertain
But next step is clear
For the time that it was
It was better spent here
Than anywhere else
And thank you again
For all that you’ve taught me
And being my friend
I wish you the best!
I wish you success!
And with love in my heart,
Adios, I am onto the next
Phase of this journey we call life
And I a truly grateful that you have been a part of it