Why it had to be done…

There has been a major theme in the way I’ve been living my life since I’ve returned from Ireland. I’m trying to do my best to recognise situations before I get too stressed out about it. In the past, I am the type of person that would give any situation the benefit of the doubt before I really ‘give up’. (I say ‘give up’ (as in, in quotations) because I have since realised that this isn’t giving up if there is nothing you can do to change the outcome). But all that ever really got me was stressed out and full of anxiety.

My (now old) work has a lot of potential because they have great ideas, delicious food, (some) great staff, and a well-known (albeit American) branded hotel name to back them up… but there were a lot of things wrong but I’m not going to talk about them. I just need to talk about why I needed to leave; I was doing my job right because that’s who I am, but I was doing it despite how much I didn’t care about doing my job right. I kept being asked to be patient while creases were ironed out, I lost interest and I could feel myself beginning to get bitter. That was when I knew, it was time to leave. True to myself, I tried to give it another chance and tried to care… but I couldn’t force myself to care about the place. And I can’t work somewhere that I don’t care about. So I left…

The industry has been good to me the last 8 years. Even if I hadn’t gone to University for a degree specializing in this industry I would still be able to say that I learnt most (if not all) of my ‘best life lessons’ through this industry. Not to mention, if I hadn’t been working in this industry I don’t think I would have met him. And I’m still trying to figure out if I am done with the industry. I constantly get complimented on how well I fit in here… but I’m just not sure the hours are something I love any more. I know I love the industry… but I need to find another way to work here. So (for now) I left…

Blogging wasn’t exactly stressing me out, but I did find myself way too distracted from doing other important things (please note I didn’t say more important) like finding a job to help me get out of my (now old) work. And I realised that I was getting too obsessed with dropping cards (ala xentrecardx). I’ve kept in touch with some of you through Twitter and it’s been great but I’m hoping to get back into the groove of things and after reading xBen Bardenx’s recent interview with Graham Langdon, I’m even more excited to get back into it! But in keeping with the rest of this entry… Blogging was too much of a distraction, so I left… for a little while πŸ˜›

I just want to thank everyone who continued to drop cards on me and purchase adverts despite my hiatus: You’ve helped keep my xentrecardx rating somewhat manageable and for that I owe you! (So please watch for a future post to repay you with some link love) Who am I kidding? I’m never going to get to that. I apologise. I’ll have to figure out a better way to repay you all.

responses to “Why it had to be done…” 8

  1. Jillian – thanks πŸ™‚ I try. I was a very bitter and angst filled person up until a year ago and I would really prefer never to visit bitter-land again. My first reaction is to try and see the lighter side of things before just quitting all the time, but there’s only so much I can do!

    Ben – My pleasure! And thank you!

    Michael – Sorry I had to delete one of your comments. Not sure what’s wrong with my comments but you’re one of two people that this has happened to. re: your comment – I completely agree.

    Erica – The degree I chose wasn’t even my first choice so I guess it’s no surprise I’m not that into it now that I’m done school!

    Yevka – Miss you too! hopefully your work hours will be a little more regular so we can get some frequent updates from you!

    Houseofpuroy – Thanks!

    Ate Mae – Looks like your comment got duplicated too!! Sorry, hope it’s ok I deleted one? And you’re very welcome… I mean every word!

  2. WELCOME BACK!!! It was a very sound decision…. but sure missed your regular posts. Hugz!

    By the way, thanks for the sweet messages. Hugz some more! πŸ™‚

  3. will be adding your blog in my favorites

    tc

    houseofpuroys last blog post..The House Has A New Home

  4. You gotta love your job to keep doing it right… so if something’s not right, it’s time for a change!

    Michaels last blog post..Settings Change and New Neurologist

  5. hey exactly the same reasons i went on hiatus myself. πŸ™‚ but glad ur back nonetheless. πŸ™‚ miss u………

    yevkas last blog post..A place to call home?

  6. Pretty much everything I do for work I learned on the job. Your degree really is just a piece of paper! Anyway, glad you’re back blogging, and it’s always fun chatting through Twitter πŸ™‚

    Ericas last blog post..Canadian Idol

  7. LOL. It’s awesome you are working through all the fun stuff life throws @ you.

    Also, I haven’t really been a good Entrecarder myself…lol. I’m just going to pick up where I left off.

    Anyways, good to see you back!!

    Jillians last blog post..Welcome to Jillian Approved!: Don’t Worry, You’re in the Right Place

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