So, on Thursday afternoon I quit my dream job. Why did I quit my job you may ask? There are a lot of reasons, including my thoughts on Women for Tri. However, since I have to endure 2 more weeks at the office that is a blog post for a later date.
So, why did I quit my dream job? Because I love the sport of triathlon! That’s weird isn’t it? I had a job that was completely triathlon 24/7. Except that it wasn’t. There are 2 problems with it.
- When you do something for 9 hours a day you really don’t want to come home and train to do that as well. You don’t want it to encompass your entire life.
- You don’t have the time to actually train for an event if you like things like your family or sleep.
What I can say is that this job taught me a lot about myself and what I want. I like having a work/life balance. I like having goals. I like working hard. I like being part of a team. I like leading and I’m good at it.I learned these things because they are things that I was lacking at my “dream job”.
I’m happy to say that I’m returning to a company that I enjoyed working for. It will give me that balance I crave with the creativity and leadership that I want! Sometimes, you don’t need your passion to be your career. It’s ok to just be passionate on the side!