Monday, March 11, 2013

when unhappy, take action


Fish guy is coming along ;-)

I just wanted to let you guys know: I QUIT!!!!!!! I QUIT MY JOB TODAY!!!!!!!!

My job has been making me miserable for quite some time now. Many times, I wanted to tell all to go to hell and leave.

I have my husband to thank for helping me keep level headed and make the move when I had another job lined up. So this is what I could not tell you guys. I had this other job lined up but got confirmation today. Better money, better position, more time out of the office. I think I will like it.

I think the lesson I have been learning always, day after day, is that in the end we hold our destinies. When not happy with a situation, WE need to change it. It is not always easy and I know it. Sometimes is just not possible, at that time. But we, and no one else, have the controls of our lives. 

Thank you all for your support and friendship. It means the world to me!

67 comments:

gigihawaii said...

I think it is just wonderful that you now have the opportunity to lead a happier lifestyle. How awful it is to be miserable. Good luck and best wishes, Ana! Aloha from Hawaii.

turquoisemoon said...

Good for you!!! Are you taking some time off in between or starting right away???

Kashmira said...

COngratulations, and all the very best! Am glad you made the move. I did this same thing back in June and very glad I did!

Jenny said...

SO thrilled for you Ana... and big congratulations... good on you for taking action... inspirational... love your fish art...

Jenny ♥

Jeanie said...

First of all, I'm reading backwards, so I'm eager to see the post below with the fish evolution. I love the piece.

And three cheers and congratulations. You are so smart and so right to do what you did and strategically so you would be protected. Go, good husband! And wise YOU for listening to the advice. I've been walking a bit of that same journey as I anticipate retirement this year. All I can say is good for you and I'm so very happy you came to this point!

Cristiane Marino said...

Oi Ana,

Sabe, desde que comecei a visitar seu blog sempre tive a impressão de que você não era feliz no trabalho, e lutava muito para tentar se enquadrar numa situação que a desagradava.
Fiquei muito feliz com a notícia! é preciso coragem para mudar e você teve!
Parabéns!
Bjs
Seu peixe está ficando lindo!

Christine Altmiller said...

Congrats, Ana, on the new job! And on leaving the old one behind. I hope the new one brings better days for you :-)

Kristin said...

I am so happy for your new beginning. We all need that from time to time. It keeps things fresh!

And your painting is really pretty, as always. I like the colors!

Kristin

bohemiannie! art said...

Congratulations! I've been busy with travel and house hunting and travel and life and blog reading has gone by the wayside almost...so I'm glad to visit you and find out you made this great decision. I wish you the best. And...Keep on with the fish! Wonderful!!!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I am SO HAPPY for you! Big hug and congratulations, Ana!! Woo hoo!

Carmela said...

Congratulations! Hopefully, I'm next in line for a job opportunity.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Good Luck to you!

Jeanne said...

How Wonderful! May this new job fit like a glove. My Mom always said, "If you're not happy with something, then change it." And so you did. Good for you. :0)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good for you for jumping ship to a better job! I hope you find life much better now.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Congratulations!!! This is just what I've been telling my girlfriend for YEARS -- she is regularly complaining/moaning/crying about how miserable she is at work, and yet she doesn't do anything concrete about changing the situation. You are so right -- our joy is in our own hands!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Bravo, Ana! It takes courage to make changes in our lives, but sometimes those changes are necessary. I hope it all turns out well for you! Congratulations on the new job. And how wonderful that you have such a loving and supportive partner.

Adam said...

great fish painting

Robin Larkspur said...

Much congrats on taking control of your situation, and it sounds like you are going to be much happier, and paid more too! Hurray!!! Hugs all around!

Sofia said...

Good luck, Ana, what a nice news! I am happy every time when something like that happens to others, hope you will like it there! The painting is just adorable, I wanted to ask the last post with unfinished work that already looked very good, whether it was done. Great job!

Elena said...

Yay! So happy for you starting a new adventure! I reached frustration a few years ago and quit. Life changing.

Elena said...

Yay! So happy for you starting a new adventure! I reached frustration a few years ago and quit. Life changing.

Shaharoh said...

Awesome! So proud of u and so inspired. I sooo needed to read this today. Just makes me feel like I am not alone. You're so brave Introvert! Xoxo Beautiful!

Nadia said...

Congratulations! Brave of you! I like the fish, you skills getting better by everytime you post. I hope you made a good move, if I could change mine I would..

Sulky Kitten said...

So happy for you Ana! You're absolutely right, if we're unhappy about a situation we should do something about it. I hope you're very happy in your new post.Good Luck!

dorothee draft said...

Great news! life is too short for not listening your heart.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Ana, congratulations on a wise decision well made; I hope the change is all you could wish for and more.

Love the fish series and the Great Scot wandered by and fell in love with it also!

Analog Girl said...

Excelente! Congrats! Não podia concordar mais com este texto. Best of luck for the new job! :)

Asja said...

Wonderful fish! And congratulations on you new job and a new beginning!

emmel-prutsemieke said...

congratulations!

Willow said...

Wow ...beautiful fish guy!

Sara said...

I'm very happy you have a new job, a lot of people go throw the same situation and just let themselves be there for more than they should. I hope you'll find greater confort and satisfaction in your new job, well done!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is such great news!!! Life's to short to be unhappy at one's job isn't it?? Congrats on this new journey ahead :)

Priti.Lisa said...

wonderful fresh start...
i love your watercolors...so very pretty. i was poking around a bit and really connected with your introvert/sensitive post. i am proud of you for remaining true to yourself...i had a similar break-through a few years ago. what a relief not to be fake :)

Mopsa said...

Well done Ana!! You are so brave to take this step :) And you sure inspire me to, in the future, not settle in an unhappy working situation.
By the way, are you Brazilian or Portuguese? I noticed some of the comments are written in Portuguese :P

Red Shoes said...

This is GREAT news, Ana!!!

How wonderful!!! And, yes, DO take some time off between jobs!!

New "positions" are always a good thing... ;oD

~shoes~

Moustaches said...

Weel made! Like this ;)
www.moustachesblog.blogspot.com

Melva said...

Great, you have taken the bull by the horns.Now you can start relaxing and enjoying your life a little more and your art.

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

I'm literally screaming because your art is absolutely gorgeous

Alexiev said...

Very good fish...


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Magic Love Crow said...

Yepee! I am so happy for you!!! Congrats!! Big Hugs and have a cool drink on me ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi again ;o) When I left my comment, it said blogger was broken? So, just incase you didn't get my comment, I will repeat myself :o) LOL! I am so happy for you ;o)Yepee! Have a cool drink on me ;o)

Lois said...

Congrats!! I am giving my notice on Friday, it is time. Be well! I wish I were as patient.

Kyra Wilson said...

Wow! Congrats on quitting! :) It sounds like it's absolutely the right direction for you, from what you've said. Chase happiness! There's nothing better worth chasing! Love your fish painting too. He looks fabulous!

Sherri B. said...

I'm very happy for you...I can hear the relief in your words! Congratulations on taking the steps needed to bring some peace of mind back to your working life. I wish you much success and happiness in your new job! Lovely fish painting... :)

Memory box at 27 said...

Good for you! Congrats and good luck with the new job (if you'll take it) xx

Manon said...

Wow well done for that, your heart knew where to go :) Manonx

Creatively yours Fi said...

Yay for You Ana!!! Very true words ...I hope you LOVE your new position x

tinajo said...

Congrats to you, sounds great!

Buttons said...

Congratulations Ana I am all about happy, life is too short. It sounds like a very good move for you, you have a smart husband. Love the fishy B

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm wishing you the very best! You'll do great my friend! You ARE amazing! Sweet hugs!

Riot Kitty said...

Hooray! Congrats!! I learned very early on that work doesn't love you back, and that it's better to take a risk than stay in a place that sucks the life out of you.

Ariel said...

Congratulations on your new job. I really understand this situation Ana. When we are unhappy with our job/lifethe best thing to do is to get out of that situation.
Wishing you the best in all your new ventures. Love the fish painting.

Daniela said...

Good for you Ana, it takes a lot of courage to make a big decision like the one you made.
Good luck on your new job! It sounds like a great new opportunity for you!

Annette said...

way to go my friend, life is to short to not change what we need to. So proud of you and the support of hubby. BTW love your fishie. xoxox

Beth said...

Congratulations, Ana! All the best in your new endeavors---may they be satisfying and rewarding.

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh, wishing you very good luck in your new job ... around here there are no jobs ... my daughter's job was outsourced to Indian (a tech job in California) ten years ago and she's never recovered and I have to say not that she didn't put in a lot of effort ... I don't know what this all means, but we're waiting for the Universe to let us know ... anyway, I'm happy for you and let us know how it goes.

Love and Light,
Jan

Francie M said...

Well done, Ana! And spring is the right time to make such momentous changes! And I do love Mr. fish!!

aimee said...

CONGRATULATIONS ANA! Such a bold, beautiful and wonderful move! xoxo

Caffeine Girl said...

Congratulations on your brave move! Wishing you the best of luck in your new job!

NatashaMay said...

Congrats on your decision and good luck with the new adventures. :)

:.tossan© said...

Awesome! a hug

jocelyn said...

Congratulations on your breakthrough! Just visited your blog and your city for the first time today - and what an extraordinary day it was. Good luck in your new journey.

Lisa Graham Art said...

I do hope your new job will better than you can ever imagine. Good for you for being brave and making the change. Many people are too scared to change their circumstances and often they don't need to be. I am in a happy mood now. :)

Ileana said...

I'm so happy for you and I wish you the kind of job you look forward to going to...and where they will treat you with appreciation and kindness. You deserve all kinds of joy, my friend. Happy Weekend! :)

alteredstatesstudio said...

oh my goodness.... congratulations! holy cow! i know, that change thing can be a little scary- but, you are right...we hold our own destiny. if you don't like it...change it.

ps- love your fish!!

Almost Precious said...

Good for you ! :)
Wishing you success and happiness in your new job.

Zena said...

Good for you!
Wishing you the best in your new job xx