Today was the day – my last day at my corporate job.
After 20 years of working as an employee, I left to explore a new way of living and be my own boss.
Of course, saying goodbye to everyone was hard, and I was close to tears. But the feeling when I walked out of the office for the last time was totally unexpected. I always thought I’d feel sad or that I’ll feel a total relief – some kind of intense emotion. You know, like dancing down the street or crying on the bus. But I felt like I was leaving for the weekend. It felt so … normal.
And even now, a few hours later at home, no big feelings. Actually, I feel a little bit empty. Maybe it’s because I handed in my resignation in March and my mind had enough time to process what’s going on. Perhaps I need more time. I don’t know.
But I’m super excited about what’s coming next.
Although I don’t know what it will be, I’m sure it will be amazing. And now it’s time to celebrate my last day at my corporate job!
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself:
‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’
And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
I know this is a pretty random post, but I wanted to capture how I felt on my last day at my corporate job.