I’ve tried writing this four times now. Maybe the fifth time will be the charm.
There I said it.
After four years I’m leaving my job at Warrior Concrete.
This isn’t exactly a secret at this point. I’ve been talking about it for a while, but this is the first mention of it on the internet.
Just to make things clear right off the bat. No, I wasn’t fired, and no, my boss and I didn’t have a falling out or some irreconcilable issue that caused me to leave. My boss and I still get on fantastic and I’m leaving on good terms. It’s simply time to go.
It’s time for a change. Time to find something to do that’s lower stress than what I’ve been doing lately, both physically and mentally. I’m going to take some time to allow my body to heal and for the fog in my mind to lift.
Time for adventures, I’ve allowed myself to take the safe route. Instead of saying “Yeah! Let’s go for it!” my default is to say something more like ” I’ve got a long week ahead of me I think I’ll just stay in and watch a movie.” No more I’m grateful for what I’ve learned in the last 4 and a half years but its time for something new. Time to go make some memories and gain some stories. Which leads me to the second part of this blog post/announcement.
I’m Moving to New Zealand for 6 months.
Because why not?
It’s been 2 years since I’ve left Alberta and nearly three years since I’ve seen the ocean. So I’m going to surround myself with it and stick my self on an island 11,000 km from home. More than double the farthest distance I’ve ever traveled. (didn’t know that till I just googled it. Kinda freaking out now.)
Is this plan crazy? Yes. Is it going to be awesome? You better believe it.
Now, it’s time to get ready. I’ve finished my last day at work, My work visa’s been approved and my flight out leaves on Wednesday. I guess I should start packing.