After 4 years in PaddyPower I have decided to stop working there and I am newly unemployed.
In the last month, when talking to people about the situation, the questions I was asked in 99% of the cases were: Have you found something else? Where are you planning to work after you finish?
When I responded, “I plan to have a great summer not working and start thinking about getting back into the wheel in September”, I saw worried looks in people’s faces
People generally hear my answer as “I haven’t found anything but I am too proud to admit it and while I struggle with self esteem, financial difficulties and rejection I might hide in my apartment and post on Facebook that I am on an exotic holiday, pray for me”.
It is not so socially acceptable to take a break to think in particular if like me you are well over 40. It is instead completely acceptable to jump into the next shitty job immediately because it is important to be turning the wheel and if everybody stopped to think the world would likely implode.
Time to think about life. Time to think about what we are. Think about what we want to be.
I am off the rat race for 2 months, ciao!