Make a career of happiness
A few years ago, I gave my two weeks notice at a job and they told me to leave the office that day.
I was embarrassed and really shocked, it was a small agency so it felt very personal and it took me a long time to get over it and realize I had hurt the pride of the owner and my boss by leaving, so that is why she asked me to leave so abruptly.
I remember writing in my journal that day, devastated and feeling like I did something wrong.
I obviously had my reasons for leaving, I wasn't happy, I was overworked and underappreciated and always stressed. I was losing weight and not in a healthy way, I was always tired and unmotivated.
I wrote to myself: this is good, this is a good thing, this change was needed, I need to make a career of happiness.
Later that month, I connected up with one of my old coworkers there, and she gave me a gorgeous notebook that said:
If you find yourself in the wrong story, leave
I love that quote. You aren't your career and your career isn't you—if you're not happy, or you're losing yourself in your work, leave.
Life is to short not to enjoy what you do and have enough time to balance your life with everything else your time here has to offer.