At what point did you check out, mentally?
Part of the problem is that we were originally going to leave this month, so I had my head in that mode, then we had a big delay, so I feel like I should be outta here but now it's so far away!
There's a quote from Kramer on Seinfeld when he goes to California that pretty much describes it, "In my mind, I'm already gone..."
But I'm 3 weeks away from a 1-week trip, I'm pretty much already there in my head, and have been for a week. So only having a 1:3 ratio (check-out time to trip time) is much better than my current 4:1.
I've been thinking about the whole motivation thing lately. I think it is my mind's way of justifying why it is OK to take the trip. I seem to have to demonize the job so I feel good about the decision to leave it. If I can convince myself the job sucks, then of course the logical thing to do is to bail out. But, it is a little tougher being so sure of the decision to leave if the job really doesn't suck.
I think making big decisions like these sometimes has to be handled like going into a swimming pool. If you inch your way in slowly, it feels cold and you hesitate. The only way to do it is to stop thinking about it and just jump right in.
I was going to put in my '2 weeks notice' a week after I called up my boss and told him I wouldn't be coming in the next day. Or ever. That I'd just realized I had a ton of shit to do before I left, and that I wouldn't have the time if I continued working.
Thing is, the day I called and quit I realized that I didn't care one bit, and that I was useless as an employee.
So I ended up leaving $2000 short of my projected budget because of the missed work.
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