Sometimes BRAVE means doing something brand new, sometimes it means doing that thing you’ve been putting off for months.
Every Sunday (or so) I want to post about something BRAVE-ish I’ve done recently – to keep myself accountable to actually DO something AND to remind you being brave is not always lion taming and hang-gliding.
I said my last day out loud.
I’ve been dreaming and planning and nervously looking at the calendar for, oh … a year.
Andrew and I have been privately discussing the plans. I need him to constantly reassure me that it’s OK that I won’t be bringing in as much of an income. I need him to tell me again and again that it’s OK that I’ll be home (doing housework, probably) and he’ll be working 50+ hours/week. I feel guilty about that (I’ve worked at least 30 hours/week for the last 14 years). I feel seriously nervous that we’re going to end up eating ramen for every meal. Taking this giant leap of quitting my day job without another one lined up is frightening, so I’ve been hemming and hawing about deciding the actual date.
Plus, I’m still working through my before-I-quit to do list…
But this past week I actually made a decision of when my absolute last day is (although I may move it sooner)…. and I told someone.
That makes it real, right?
It’s still not *technically* official, but it’s so much closer to being true.
Plus now I have that accountability of someone else knowing and potentially asking about it if the date comes and goes.
Super scary! But I’m being brave