I have not been this happy in ages. I can't remember the last time I have been this happy. Everyday, I am living life to it's fullest. I get to see my friends, I get to have dinner with my family, I spend time with my dog, I go hiking, I cuddle my boyfriend, I bake goodies.... Life is good. I am very happy that I quit my job at Journey's. Working 6 days per week, never having a weekend off, and sometimes working 80 hour weeks really took a toll on who I was and my relationship with others.
It has been 2 weeks since I have quit now and I am 100% confident that I made the best choice. During these 2 weeks, I have had many interviews and have finally accepted a job offer. My new job will start on my 28th birthday, on May 17th. I will then be simply working 8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday. I will have free time to be happy, build friendships, and live again. I am so grateful for this. In the meantime, I have 2 more free weeks to figure out more things about my life and where I want to be.
I have realized that I have been depressed half of my life and that for as long as I can remember, I have been self-depreciating, jealous, and spiteful. But just because I have been miserable for most of my 28 years on this planet does not mean that I have to be miserable forever. People can change and I can be happy everyday, I can feel confident about myself, I can love who I am, and I can change and be a better person.