I did it. I DID it… I DID IT!!!
I gave my notice today and I could not be any happier. My manager was surprised but if he was given the same opportunity that I had, he would take it too. Part of me wishes that he tried at least a little bit to keep me but at the same time I’m glad that he didn’t. I know in my heart of hearts that it would not have made a difference.
I don’t second guess my decision to leave not one bit. When I first made the decision, I was a bit nervous. But today, I was just calm but excited. It was the kind of peace that could only be God. Especially with it being such a huge decision. I can’t help but count down the days till I’m out.
The next step is telling my team leads. I am planning on sitting down with each one individually. I am excited to tell them because I know they will be happy for me but I’m also a bit sad.The sadness comes from wishing that they would get out of target too and I know they will be thinking the same. I wish better for them. Maybe the next ETL will be amazing, understanding and empowering to them but more than likely, they won’t be.
To be honest, my peers are a big reason I’m leaving. They are not the main reason but they definitely contributed. I know I won’t always get along with everyone I work with but what I experienced at Target was straight up harassment, manipulation and intimidation. Maybe I’ll write more about my experiences another time but even after telling my manager about everything, nothing was done. That was when I knew it was time for me to go. But enough about that. Thats all behind me now.
I feel so excited for the future and all that is to come and it all started with today. Heres to the future and taking control of your life.