Down The Rabbit Hole: I Will Quit A Stable Job and Pursue My Dream

Have you ever quit a perfectly good job to pursue a crazy dream? That’s just what I’m about to do. I currently have a full-time teaching job at the most prestigious university in the country, and I’m on track for a tenure position — you know, a lifetime of job security and opportunities for career growth.

But in a few months, I am going to turn in my resignation letter. Most people advise me not to quit, while I experiment on doing other things on the side. That way, I’ll find out if I’m cut out for other trades, and still have a fall-back career if I am not. Those are wise words, especially in this day and age when holding a stable job is often more important than owning a house and other properties.

There’s just one little tiny problem about not quitting my job: I am not happy doing it anymore. Call me idealistic, but I dream of doing something that would make me feel like I’m not working. Like in that proverb, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” You see, I don’t have that in my life right now. I want to wake up in the morning and be pumped up to go to work and come home feeling like I’ve been the best I could be on that day, EVERY DAY. Somehow, my present job doesn’t make me feel that way.

Don’t get me wrong, working at the No. 1 university in the land can be very rewarding, challenging, and even fun. I’ve had some of the best experiences in my life throughout my >10 years of service to the university. I’ve worked with the smartest and most driven people you’ll ever get to know. I’ve been inspired by both students and co-workers to achieve great things. How then do I explain my discontent? Is it mid-life crisis? Adult onset ADHD? Pursuit of happiness? Just plain getting older?

Whatever it is, I am following my heart, and diving head first into a sea of uncertainty. It’s maybe the craziest thing I’ll ever do in my life. I simply won’t have the courage to pursue my dreams and passions without the people who love and support me. They let me be crazy and still love me. I am super grateful that I have them in my life!

So, I shall quit the only job I’ve ever known, and jump into the rabbit hole. With some luck, I’ll be able to pursue my childhood dream and even make a living out of it. I invite you to come and see what I will discover inside!

5 thoughts on “Down The Rabbit Hole: I Will Quit A Stable Job and Pursue My Dream”

  1. Nice to see you have decided to write. It’s good therapy to curb the insanity. Hope you find the light at the other end of the rabbit hole! You’ll definitely blow them away with your li’l green stories!

  2. Hah, I thought this was a recent post just last month, then I realized it was last year! Probably my senses were fully awake when I saw you post. Anyway, it’s high time you post another story about your ‘green’ life. Cheer to the green life!

    1. Doc F, thanks for dropping by! Yes, this was written a year ago, hehe. I’ll strive to post at least 1 article per week… hopefully more, when I get the chance.

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