So as some of you may know, I’ve been working at a local restaurant for a little over 2 years now. Recently I was given more working hours at the University of Florida(going from 2 & a half days a week to 5). So now I no longer have quite enough time on the weekends to do what I need to do. Chores, help around the house(especially recently with Isaac coming along) and as well as trying to fit in my Nail Art Sundays posts. I came to the sad conclusion that I needed to resign. So yesterday I handed in my two week’s notice. My boss took it rather well, and understood my reasons. This made the terrifying experience a little easier to handle.
It’s sad though, because I do enjoy working there, it’s a great place to work. And I love talking and working with the people I do. But life has opened a new door for me, and I must walk through it. Bussing tables…it’s not a glamourous job, and it’s certainly not one that’s easy on the body. But it does have it’s rewards. The tips are great, and ensures you always have cash on you. And helping people and making them happy…well what can I say, it’s what I was made to do.
But life is full of hard decisions, and though I regret having to resign, I don’t regret the decision to do so. This will open up my weekends, and I will have more time to take care of my life at home. It was hard to do, to write the letter and hand it in…and even harder to tell them “I would like to speak to you…”. It had to be done, and I’m just thankful that they were understanding enough to accept my choice.
So my message to you is this: Don’t be afraid of making a hard decision. When it comes down to it, listen to your heart and gut, they will help you find the answer. Listen to what you know is best for you, and everything will work out. If you’re afraid of quitting your job…and feel like by doing so you’re betraying your boss & co-workers…you’re not. You’re betraying yourself if you don’t do what’s best for you. And at the end of the day, that should be one of the most important things to consider. When making a tough decision ask yourself, “What will make me happy?”.