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Actually, that was the plan--to take some time off to figure out what I really want. Do I want to stay in NYC or leave? How do I want to earn a living? What kind of work-rest of my life balance do I want? Basically: Who am I, and how do I create a life that I'll really enjoy? (Because the one thing I do know: the life I was leading was not it.)
The journey is what I’ll share with you in this blog. When I quit my nice professional job with no plans, I didn’t know anyone else doing it. But in the last couple of years a few friends have also done it. Watching all of us, I realized that there are definite stages to the quitting process, and that we need a lot of support when we hop off the hamster wheel to try to create a new kind of life for ourselves. So I’m writing: to give support, encouragement, insights into what I’ve learned along the way, and hopefully create a community of people who have decided working 80-100 hours per week to get to the top of the ladder isn’t for them—despite years of familial and social grooming for the climb.