Friday, February 19, 2010

Miss Kitty is excited!

For all you readers who aren't my friends on facebook and who don't know me off the interwebs, Miss Kitty has news.

I resigned last week.

A little bit of background on the situation: I have been working at the same company for almost five years. I like what I do, but I've been in the same industry for 14 years, without ever giving much thought to what I REALLY want to do. Do I want to go back to Uni? Do I want to work with small animals? Do I want to cook? What is it that makes Miss Kitty tick?

So in the usual way I mulled it over, thought about it and considered my situation. I did this for about 5 months with no result. Well, I came to one conclusion: that unless I forced myself to take a leap of faith I would never leave. Ever. The company I work for is dynamic, a market leader, fast paced. I have an interesting job. It's just that after 5 years, it's not the job I want to do anymore. I needed to take some time out to work out what I do want to do and I can't think about it when my mind is totally focused on doing the job here.

So after lengthy discussions with Mr Kitty and anyone else who would listen to my whining, I decided to hand in my resignation. For the first time in my life I don't have a job to go to. Part of me is just a little scared about it (and occasionally nauseous), but for the most part, the thought of a break really excites and thrills me. Some time off to navel gaze and ponder my existence for a little while. To indulge my love of baking and food. To get fitter (although points two and three really don't go hand in hand). But most of all, I am looking forward to having some time off to invest in myself and my relationships. To stop being a cranky wife and start being a better, more available friend. Leaving my job gives me the freedom to discover who I am and decide who I want to be. And for that reason I am really excited about what 2010 holds for me.

So if anyone is interested in being a PR Manager for a large multi-national company, let me know! Plenty of perks and you occasionally even get to be on TV...

Kitty

7 comments:

sassiest said...

Congrats on taking the leap!

Ms Curious said...

I'm excited for you too! Good luck. I'm sure you'll be fabulous in whatever endeavours you undertake.

Sydney Shop Girl said...

Congrats on your new adventure!!

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Thanks ladies! I am looking forward to the change of pace...

Not Quite Nigella said...

Congratulations! Sounds like an exciting time in your life! :D

*misskitty* said...

oooh so exciting! You are so brave to follow your dreams - I hope you'll fill us on your journey (:

Mrs Junkie said...

Well Done Kitty. Long hours and stress is something you don't need! You are so lucky. Enjoy focussing on family, the most important thing in life xox

PS. I think you would be great working for a magazine or writing a newspaper column. Freelance.