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Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm a Quitter . . .

. . . and I'm not talking about my running when I say that.

Ladies and gentlemen of the interwebs: I, Irish Cream, finally quit my terrible-horrible-no good-very bad corporate litigation paralegal job yesterday. That's right. Mark it in the history books that on Friday, July 31, 2009*, I finally grew the cojones to give my two weeks notice (which, trust me, was VERY kind of me considering the ways I've been abused at the place). My last day in the legal field will be August 14, 2009. From that point on, I will be on a journey . . . a journey that honestly scares the bejezus out of me. But also a journey that will (hopefully) be fulfilling and filled with passion; and yes, perhaps even some happiness! :)

I've mentioned in recent times that I'd "been thinking" about going into some sort of fitness and/or nutrition field. Well, yesterday was the day that I took my life into my own hands, said "enough is enough," and decided to make that happen. As Wilson so eloquently commented on a facebook status of mine that announced this news to the world, "suck it, corporate law!" Yes, suck it indeed!

So there you go. Life is good. And scary. But still good. Yes, very good.

More soon on my "plan" . . . but for now, I just wanted to celebrate the fact that y'all will never have to hear me complain about that awful job ever again! :)

*I need a good name for this new holiday so that I can officially celebrate it each year. Any suggestions? I used all of my brainpower writing my (literally) two-line letter of resignation yesterday! Ha.

18 comments:

Running and living said...

Hey Irish,
Congrats on taking the big step. You are young and this is the time to learn about what you want to do with your life, rather than be stuck at a job that drains your energy. Good luck with everything! Ana-Maria

jillwillrun said...

Holy cow... you're so brave! I'm impressed and I hope you are able to work out a much better life for yourself. Find a way so you "work to live" and not "live to work".

Name for this holiday... Something about reclaiming your life?

DelDean said...

Very cool - congrats, you DID IT !

You must've really hated that job if it made you grow a pair! LOL

I used to dream of working in the fitness field, but ya know what they say about teaching this old dog any new tricks. You're lucky to be young (& ballsy!)

Now as to naming this new holiday celebrating 7/31: 7,3, and 1 are alll prime numbers. So how about "Prime Suck It" day. In honor of your FB message. Or maybe somthing more publicly presentable like Prime Directive day (too Trekie?), or how about Prime Cut Day - honors both your "cutting out" from legal field and yer luv of a good steak. Celebrate with one of these: {couldn't get photo into this comment... so pls follow link} http://irun4fun-deldean.blogspot.com/2009/08/4-irish-cream.html

The Alien said...

Well congratulations on making a hard decision. I'm sure you will be happy with the outcome. July 31 is now know as the Independence day of Irish Cream! Countries have an independence day, but you would be the first person, how cool is that?

Marathonman101108 said...

CONGRATS! All things happen for a reason, and as you know this will work out for the best for you. Hey, you'll have more time to drink beer also!! Speaking of beer, I got a free beer after my last 5K race this past Thursday!! It sounds like you gave them 2 more weeks notice than you should have...LOL.

X-Country2 said...

Good for you! Best of luck on your new adventure. It'll be great.

The Laminator said...

Congrats on starting a new career! Yes it is scary, but should be so exciting too! Best of luck to you, Irish!

trialsoftraining said...

GOOOD STUFF!!!! That job sounded absolutely Insane - you deserve a job that you LOVE and feel good about! Starting fresh will be quite the adventure, enjoy some time off (it makes you a little restless - trust me! - but when you take a step back, it's something you appreciate ;) ) and *breathe*. I'm happy/excited for you!!

Count of Monte Christo said...

Great news! Starting something completely new can be scary as h.ll, but it is always good.

Have an excellent time enjoying the new step and I look forward to reading about the new plans!

lindsay said...

DUDE! i am so proud! way to go! it must feel awesome to take back control of your life and kick out the unhappiness. best of luck figuring out 'what's next'! i'm sure you'll keep us posted :

aron said...

omgosh!!! CONGRATS girl :) thats very exciting... good luck with everything!! i am jealous :)

Rachel said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats on the big change!!

Spike said...

congrats on your brave decision. I'm excited for your new journey, and have faith that everything will workout perfectly.

Fair Weather Runner said...

SWEET! and congrats. i see first hand how hard and how much toll the legal toll takes on those who work in it. so good for you!

i think the day shall forever be deemed 'suck it' day. and every anniversary you can pick some aspect, or thing, or person in your life that/who can suck it!! then drink some beer and eat some beef.

Nitmos said...

Well, congratulations (that's the right word?)

I'm still waiting to grow my cajones.

EmLit said...

WOOHOO! I'm so happy for you!! No matter how scary the next step may be, you are moving toward something rewarding and wonderful, and that's SO exciting :)

We'll definitely celebrate this with that evening 5k!!

Deka said...

congrats! it's such a good feeling.
i quit my horrible job on 7/16

sRod said...

SweetbabyJesusinthemagerwaitingforthreewisemen!!!! And today was your last day! (Geez I'm slow.)

I'm so happy you're getting out of there!! You sounded so miserable. Where you are right now, I hope you are drinking--and please have one for me!