I can’t believe that it has been since August that I posted last. I knew it had been a while, but I was not aware that it was so long. I will admit, I started to write an entry a couple of months ago. However, the edits it required took so much time, some events that I was speaking on had changed. Eventually, I just said, “abort mission!” Let’s see what I can do to fill in the gap. Because I have so much to tell, I am not going to be able to do it all in one post, I am going to have to break it up into a few entries.
I’ll start with my job. I was having some difficulties with a few individuals in my department. Additionally, I was experiencing some personal obstacles, as well. The hours combined with the time it took to commute back and forth left me with very little time to do anything. I wasn’t sleeping because of the crazy hours my boyfriend keeps, and it started to affect my work performance. It became evident to me that I could not handle it all, and something had to give. So, I left my job. I do want to emphasize, this is not a reflection of the company in any way. The company was freakin’ awesome. There was just a handful of individuals that I could not work with.
Quitting my job created significant issues at home because that was a substantial part of our income. I had a plan, but my boyfriend was not a fan of it, and he was pretty pissed that I quit. Especially since we had talked about it and he told me that it wasn’t a good idea and I shouldn’t do it. To this day, I am not entirely sure if he genuinely understands why I quit. I feel like he took it very personally, and it created a lot of resentment on both parts. His part was he thought I was being lazy and trying to take advantage of him. My role was because, in my opinion, he refused to see the problems that I was having and did nothing to try and assist me with those problems. I think it caused a lot of damage to our relationship.
But, my plan was to get a work from home job. I was working with a company on a small project already. So, I checked out their open positions, applied for several projects (you can be on more than one), and crossed my fingers. I am now on several projects with this company and can contribute more to the household finances.
Furthermore, since leaving my job, I discovered a role called Virtual Assistant. It is basically an assistant that works from home. I would be helping small businesses and entrepreneurs with their typical daily tasks so it would free up their time for bigger things. I could assist with email management, customer service, admin services, maintaining blogs, and email lists. I could provide schedule management, content management for their sites/blogs, or even research. And that is just to name a few. So I am learning how to start a role like this. My goal is to have it all together within a month, two at the most. There are a lot of Facebook groups and communities online that support each other and help each other learn the business. And the cost of the start-up is meager.
So that is where I am on the job front. It did set us back a bit, both financially and as a couple. But, I still think I did the best thing I could for my mental health.
Thanks for reading along. I will have Part 2 up soon!