Daily Prompt: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally? 

My first reaction was to ask whether it’s a cop out to say “a bit of both” but on second thought I have first-hand experience making a major change in my life – quitting my job, as in resigning, walking away without looking back, I’m just not doing that anymore!

I did no research, I did no financial review, I merely consulted with my husband about my plan, received his support and went for it.  The change was greatly facilitated, actually financed by my negotiating a 6 month severance package–I’ll entertain questions on how I did this in the comments-however, there was no question that I was quitting once I’d decided I was done.

You may suspect there’s a big back story here but you’re going to have to wait for my book to come out!!



    • Thank you for the pingback – especially b/c I haven’t been able to post my own on the Daily Prompt comments per the instructions. I’m sorry you’re having a rough time – I hope you’re well on the path to work through it. Since I did this I’ve been meeting more and more people who reached the point where making a change was a matter of survival.

  1. Good for you! I have the same debate going on in my head right now as well. I’d really love to scale back on my day-job in order to focus on my personal business – it’s just too scary to think about not having a steady paycheck and health benefits!

    I’d love to know how you negotiated a severance if you were the one who initiated the split… although I just started my current job less than 6 months ago, I don’t think they’d even consider that 🙂

    • How I negotiated the severance is that I had been an employee of this very large company for 12 years and had worked in a number of roles AND I’m a woman of a certain age (think protected class i.e. women over 40) and so I had some leverage. Your best bet is to try to go part time in your current job or look for a part time role elsewhere.

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