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I Quit My Day Job

Gaby Flavin

I quit my day job

I QUIT MY JOB …

This is not some wanky I quit my day job and now I'm squillionaire! ...

I really did quit my job. 

Really. I went and quit my 9-5 day job. Crazy hey? Well, I just couldn’t do it anymore. The 8 hour day in management that was becoming increasingly complex and dissatisfying plus the two hours in the car to and from.  I have learnt a great deal about myself and my skills, but it just didn’t “spark joy” as Marie Kondo would say. So I picked it up, I thanked it, and I put it to the side.

Now, it would be so lovely if I could devote my days to Sticks & Stones Education as well as the publications business of ESRE Productions aka Educator’s Symposium & Resource Emporium …. But I have a mortgage to pay and foster kittens to support. So back to work I must go!

I will be going back to teaching - casual teaching. I’ve set myself a boundary and I’ll be looking to work within that circumference on the map. So I am hoping to reduce my commute to 20-40 minutes a day rather than 120 or so. In 2012-2015 This was my commute and I had a much better balanced life. So, that’s the plan. Go back to teaching — I am a teacher after all - and hone my skills again. Who knows - it might inspire some more writing. I also miss writing. I miss taking photographs, having the energy to post to Instagram, the motivation to be creative and make up my little sets... 

I miss myself. 

So, I quit my job and I hope to find myself again. 

- Lots of Love,

Gaby 


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  • Thank you Shelley! I truly appreciate it! I’ve spent the last few days cleaning the kitchen and tidying up the house … and I’ll just keep going and going until I feel grounded. I have a resume to complete and I’ve registered for casual work. So come May, I hope to be in the swing of it. It truly was a brave thing you did. Go you! I’m so glad that you found the right space for you and thank you so much for your kind words and your vote of confidence <3 – Gaby

    Gaby

  • I kind of did the same thing. I left a toxic daycare centre before I had another job to go to. It just had to be done, and although I have had to work out a months notice it has given me the time to find the perfect job, and I’ve found it. I meet the most amazing ladies at Little Willow Childcare in Brisbane Australia, they are the nicest people, and I can not wait to find my work again. All the best for your next adventure, you will be great.

    Shelley Mosby

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