Quitting your job is easy. No more than 2 lines in an email (or letter if you’re that old-fashioned) and it’s done. You’re free.
Roughly 2.5 years ago –when I was about to finish university– I made a pact with myself. I’d go work full-time for 1 or 2 years and in the meanwhile I was gonna save up to build out my own camper van. I already had those plans in my head for 1-2 years beforehand but at that moment I made them final. The deal was that after those 2 years I would either continue working remotely for the same company I was at or I would quit, no compromises.
Little did I know that shortly after I made the pact there would be some event you might’ve heard of that sort of changed the way we do desk-work. So I think that helped reassure me that my plan to work remote would work out with my employer. Long story short, it didn’t and I still had to honor my deal.
But man, even when all the cards are in your favor, there’s still that voice that makes you question the decision. I like the work (I really do), amazing colleagues (they really are), the pay is good and I know what I have.
I know myself and that is exactly the reason why I made the decision up-front instead of having to make it now, in the middle of all the emotion that comes with it. And besides, if I wouldn’t be able to make this step into the unknown now, how would I ever be able to make the much, much harder decisions that will eventually come my way?