I quit my job and it has been possibly the best feeling of liberation in the world. Since finishing university, I have been a cubicle dweller working the 9-5 grind, living for the weekend and annual vacations. In the past 3 years I have been working, I have only gone to Northern BC, Hawaii, Mexico, HK, and Japan for a total of 5 weeks. Now having quit my work, I feel that the next several months of unemployment will do me some good and allow me to reflect on life and first world problems.
For sure, work has been great to me, but the day to day grind of monotony, workplace politics and the giant bureaucracy of working in a union has been making me dread work for a little while. I will now look forward to my travels with M, and later with my best friend D. I do feel a little guilty quitting work given the job market isn’t great and I have met so many under-employed young people, but I have not had a problem finding work in large multi-nationals yet and am confident of what the future will bring.
Goodbye work! (This photo was taken on halloween)
For now, my current plans are:
November ’12- Finish up my ‘International Trade and Transportation Logistics’ Management Certificate at BCIT. – Prepare for the HSK (Hanyu Shuping Kaoshi) level 5 exam (it’s so hard!)
December’12- Go with M to Hong Kong and Taiwan to visit family and have some fun.
January’13- Backpack around SE Asia with my best friend, D.