Saturday, 1 September 2012

The intense sadness from job resignation

Yes, I went for the interviews.
Yes, I was the one who made the choice to quit.
Yes, I accepted the new job offer.
Yes, I resigned even though you all tried to persuade me to stay.
Yes, I know it is the right thing to do.
Yes, I would have done the same if I am given the choice again.

But does this make me feel any better? I got the job offer since the end of May and ever since then it has been a downward, depressing spiral. The intense emotions that run through me every day, every hour. I would get in to work early and leave late because I really treasure the time with my colleagues and I actually start to enjoy the peace and quiet of being in the familiar office enviornment where I have spent a huge chunk of the past five and a half years.

Why did no one tell me it would hurt this much? Am I the only one? Am I just being naive?

It almost feels like initiating a break up in a relationship. You know you are doing the right thing, you know it is for the best, but in the end, you can't help feeling so very sad.

I will miss everyone so so much.

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