Boy am I late getting this Q post up! These days are so busy - when do we get to the part of this adventure when I am sitting in a beach chair with my toes in the sand??
Yesterday I saw a video online of a young guy who was going into businesses and quitting - even though he didn't work there! Did you see it? He'd go into a place and tell the person at the desk or behind the counter that he had to quit because he just couldn't take the way he was being treated. It was pretty funny. I don't think there is anyone who hasn't had a job where at some point they just wanted to scream, "I QUIT!!!" I know I've felt that way, but I've never actually done it. And of course, I've never tried to quit a job I didn't actually have!
I've left jobs, of course, but never in a screaming hissy fit. My very first job was my shortest - two days. It was at a small packaging plant. They packaged sugar and salt and pepper into those little packets you get in restaurants. My job was to stand at the end of a conveyor belt and pick up the packets and put them in a box. The days - all two of them - seemed endless, interminable, tedious, unbelievably BORING. I couldn't stand it. But after that, I stuck with jobs for years - I worked for a bank for 12 years, an insurance company for 10, a non-profit for 7 and at the yoga studio for 5.
So, I'm not much of a quitter. Over the past few weeks, with this huge transition in lifestyle, with all the traveling through crazy and scary weather, all the new things to learn, there were times when it felt overwhelming. A few times I've thought, this is just too much! I've thought that maybe it would be easier to just say, "maybe this was a big mistake!" But I know that everyone feels this way at the start of huge change, and that everyone who's done something like this was once new at it and felt overwhelmed. Already there's so much about it that is fun - I love our RV home, it's cozy and I love the simplicity of it. I love the campgrounds and I love the freedom. Each day we get closer to the fun part. So, no quitting!