Strange how time flies when things are changing.
Well, I got laid off in February. I knew it was coming. They told me back in November that it was going to happen. I was really unhappy about it at first. But over time, it was freeing. I was given until Feb to look for another job. Which was pretty awesome. I didn’t find one during this time, but shortly afterward, so things are okay.
But I did something crazy and interesting. I moved with my girlfriend to a big city across the country. San Francisco to be exact. It’s been awesome. We’ve been here since Feb and I’m really enjoying it.
I found myself another exciting cubicle job. But this time I’m looking at it a bit differently. I’m not just surviving the cubicle anymore. I’m thriving. I’ve had a huge change of perspective over the past 6 months.
I’ve realized that I’m never going to quit the easy office job and do something crazy. I’m getting older and have really realized how nice it is to have a paycheck. What I am going to do is take an active role in building my career. No more will I sit around and wait for someone to recognize my greatness and give me a better job. I’m going to work hard and make sure I get that better job myself. There is no more time for waiting for good things to happen. If I don’t take control and make it happen, it never will.
Another thing I’ve been realizing is that your location really does matter when it comes to being happy in a job. Back in the cold winters I felt like crap going from a warm bed to a freezing walk to a boring office. Now I get to be in beautiful weather and see awesome views every day. California is great.