So... I Quit My Job... Again
Hey, loves! So, I think you can tell by the title that this blog post is going to be about how I quit my job — again. In my very first blog post, I mentioned how I was experiencing frustration with finding a job after I had quit my previous one, months before. Well, luckily, I was able to land a pretty good retail job about two months ago, but ultimately, I ended up having to quit.
- I found myself drained working in customer service. By nature, I am an introvert. So, the aspect of me being surrounded by people and having to sell to them throughout the duration of my shift is already out of line. After work, I would feel so depleted.
- I found myself extremely depressed. Being constantly social whether with customers or co-workers triggered emotions in me that I forgot were there, leading me into a deep slump. I did not want to get out of bed. Putting on a front at work got tiring — real quick.
- I found myself extremely anxious before work. I was experiencing anxiety attacks a lot more frequently. I think that I was being way too hard on myself and not allowing myself to relax enough when I was out of work. I found myself overthinking about the future a lot, instead of being present.
What I’ve learned:
- To not say yes to everything. Everything is not for everybody, and working in customer service and retail is just not for me. This realization has pushed me to figure out what I want + need in a job, and in a career.
- To speak up! I am proud of myself for going to my manager when I did feel stressed out to let him know that working with customers drained me, and wasn’t my strong suit. He listened, and worked on getting me in an area of the store that was more comfortable for me.
- That maybe the uncertainty and uncomfortability (is that even a word?!) that I felt was needed for me to grow. I didn’t realize this until after I quit: that sometimes we may not like the things we need, and vice versa.
- To not compare myself to others. I found that I was comparing myself to my co-workers. The reality of the situation is that nobody is perfect. No one's life is perfect, even if it appears to be on the outside. It’s not fair to us, or the person we’re comparing ourselves to.
- To practice self-care and get help when I need to. Looking back, with all the anxiety, stress, and depression I was facing, I realize that I should have talked to someone about how I was feeling. Whether that be family, or a professional, just getting out everything you’re feeling can be a huge relief.
In conclusion, I am thankful for the lessons I've learned. No job is worth me stressing out and losing my peace of mind! Thank you for reading, and I hope this post helped you, if like me, you’ve found yourself having to let go of a job for whatever reason. What is a lesson you’ve learned from quitting a job? Comment below.