Yes, I am free! But, what exactly am I free from? Well, I have finally quit my job! I’ve been internalizing a lot of my feelings resulting from the job and dealing with the anxiety it was causing me. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not bashing the place as it did provide me with an excellent salary, perks, and I got to learn some new skills. In the end there were just some personality and work-culture differences that I couldn’t ignore anymore.
I had plans to resign at the end of the year to try and get back into the game industry so it’s not that big of a deal. I’m starting to feel the stress and anxiety finally lift off my shoulders. It didn’t really hit me that I didn’t have to go into work anymore until yesterday morning (thanks to the four-day weekend). I’m sure I’ll start feeling better day by day and I’ll get to the point where I’m finally relaxed. I started “losing myself” when I went back and as cliche as it sounds, depression is one hell of a feeling.
Onto a happier and healthier me! In the meantime I am freelancing and working on a personal game project with some amazing friends. I’m so fortunate to know such talented people and being able to rope them into a project and have them be equally as excited is just icing on the cake. Jay started his job for LAUSD (Los Angeles United School District) towards the end of July and he’s liking it so far. Great hours, pay, and vacation days, huzzah! We’re trying to save up to purchase a house sometime in the distant future since buying a house in LA is almost next to impossible with the prices they’re going for.
I guess this is what being an adult is like.