26 March 2008

Carry on my Wayward Son

Small bit of news, I quit my job today.

Yup.

Quit my job.

I've been working with a great company for four years now, and have had the opportunity to do some amazing and pretty unique things. I joined when it was still in start-up mode, and the world was filled with endless possibilities. I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best and the brightest in the industry, and truly think that the like of it will not be seen again by me. However it's not a start-up anymore and while the opportunities are no longer endless the 60-hour weeks just don't seem to have gone away.

I have an amazing life, amazing friends, and most importantly an amazing (and Very Understanding) Girlfriend, and a few months ago I came to the conclusion that I really should spend more time with them all. I'm happy with what I have accomplished, but happier still that I have had the strength to walk away while I am still positive about it all.

Not quite sure what happens next, but I know that it will involve a lot of resting and relaxing with friends and family, who have all been seriously neglected over the last four years.

Also, I may get Guitar Hero III.

Rock on.

4 Comments:

At 10:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!! Yay!!!! It will be frightening how clean the house will be....
-Dawn

 
At 2:29 pm, Blogger Unkie Dave said...

Cheers Dawn! I'm thinking of host my own "How Clean is your House?" show on YouTube.

 
At 4:20 pm, Blogger nicole said...

You've made me incredibly jealous. I am getting pretty fed up with my work - the long drive adding many hours to my day, the co-workers, and the lack of time for me to do what I want with my time. I just need some encouragement. Thanks for providing that today.

 
At 4:37 pm, Blogger Unkie Dave said...

Thanks Nicole. For the last couple of years when I've been encouraging my team to make sure they have a good "work/life balance", I've used the phrase "work is what you do so that you can live your life" a lot, ironically without listening to it much myself. When I realised that I wasn't really living my life at all, and just living to work, that made me take a step back and realise I needed to change something.

Good luck with any tough decisions you have to make!

 

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