I’m just two days away from resigning from my current job. This will be the first full time job that I have chosen to leave (Not that I have been fired from others. This is just my first full time job). It’s an Executive Team Leader Guest Experience for Target. I got the position just over a year ago. When I first got the call, I was ecstatic. It was a HUGE position with an amazing company and great benefits. And the salary was outstanding, especially for a new college grad like I was at the time.
Its been an interesting year to say the least. Retail is not for the faint of heart. Working weekends, holidays, nights, its a crazy schedule and life. But I would not change it. I’ve gained an immense amount of experience and grown so much both personally and professionally. At the same time, I know its time for me the leave. When I first got the job, I had only been dating my now husband for 6 weeks. We now have been married for 6 months and this career path is not one that I want.
I don’t want to miss soccer games and birthdays. Thats not the kind of parent I see myself being. I don’t want to be always traveling and unable to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I don’t want to be working till 1am or 60+ hours a week. I don’t always want to be tired and stressed. Thats what had to happen this past year. I stuck it out to see if it was something that I. I wanted to see if I was ok with that kind of life but I want better. I want more.
I want to sleep in on Saturdays and church on Sundays. I want to enjoy cooking out on the 4th of July and Thanksgiving dinner. I want to go to sleep next to my husband every night and watch football with him on the weekends. It truly is the simple things. And the company and position I am moving to gives me all that and more.
Two Days. Two. Days. Until I begin the beginning of a whole new, better life and I could not be more excited.