Part One: Changes a-Comin’

Before answering the question posed here, I am going to discuss a bit more on this subject first. That will give y’all more time to answer my hypothetical about winning the lottery, which, by the way, I did not win last week. Somebody did win Mega Millions though, so that jackpot is back down to only $25 million.

Today was an important day as I move into the next phase of my life. After waiting for a response from the powers that be on how long they were going to let me keep working here, I decided to stop waiting for them and retake ownership over my life. I complained previously how I felt that this job is sapping my creative vibe and just making me feel miserable in general with my life.

I almost left on Thursday last week, never to return. The Army is not a very efficient organization, and I have known this for the 10 1/2 years I was in, as well as the 6 1/2 years that I have worked here. But Thursday was a special lesson in how stupid things can be here some time. I won’t bore you with all the particulars, but the main gist was that something I had done a week prior needed to be done differently for no good reason. After days of struggles trying to get something accomplished, the Army says that things change at teir whim, counter to previous guidance.

That was the tipping point, but it has been growing for some time. I know longer feel the need to waste my time here jumping through hoops. I’d rather spend my time elsewhere being creative and trying to move on. There are some things that I want to do in the near future; some of these things will probably never make me any money, but I am trying to be happy. I feel like I am entitled to at least a few months of unemployment after working non-stop for over ten years. Having a bit more time will allow me to do other things, perhaps even find a new job if that is the route I decide to take.

I am leaving on my terms, for the most part. I could have just left earlier, but by giving myself another few weeks, it will help set me up to be able to walk away. I fully anticipate that my notice today will finally create some sort of communication in regards to my situation. whatever. I am leaving with my head held high, getting away from this toxic environment. The people that I care about will still be in my life, but I think it will be better to get away from some of these people that I don’t like. I am excited for what is happening next, and I hope that you will follow along as I reveal over the next few weeks what is next in my life.

Until next time…

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