Two months ago I decided to quit my job for three reasons.
1) I wasn’t being used to my full potential thus meaning it was boring and very low paid.
2) The people there did not share the same ethos i had for life and were a little discouraging which sometimes made me question what I believed in ethically and emotionally.
3) I was getting more and more concerned about maritime security then my artistic interests which, two months ago, were being completely ignored.
It was time to go and after a few months of umming and ahhing I said GOOD BYE with one month’s notice and no job lined up. I am quite lucky in the sense that I had a little money behind me to support myself for a few interim months before embarking on the dreading job hunt. It seems as though it’s acceptable to quit your job to go travelling for 6 months to cambodia, drinking and partying with nothing to come back to, yet when you say you’re quitting to work on your career direction, there’s a lot of eyebrow raises questions. I intend to carry on not feeling guilty about my choice and use my time well to carve a career path that suits me.
I started volunteering. I started searching for theatre companies that were exciting and innovative and fresh and asked if i could work with them. With no experience behind me, I plan to use this time to gain as much experience as possible. So far I have worked in the lighting department of a large amateur theatre in Greater Manchester and aim to continue working with them.
Anxiety has turned into determination and i aim to find myself a satisfying and rewarding career which may not
In these months I have been able to go into a trough, and then finally peak; moving positively forward into a more opportunistic year that hopefully will pay off in future happiness. I’m slowly gaining interviews and experience that are much more worth my time and efforts and hopefully will direct me into the right path for career satisfaction.