Identity Crisis

Everyone keeps telling me that this loneliness that I’m experiencing is natural in a new city. And that it’s especially natural because during adulthood, the only way you meet people is at work and through your coworkers. I know they’re right, but I don’t have a job currently, so what do I do about that?

They say try Meetups. They … Continue Reading “Identity Crisis”

The Protector Meets Awesomeness

This is week twelve of living as the girl who quit her job. This ride hasn’t been easy. A lot that was once buried has come up throughout this time. I’ve dealt with a lot of loneliness, a lot of self-doubt, a lot of lack of motivation. I’ve had multiple domains/blogs/websites for weeks now; some I’ve had for months, and … Continue Reading “The Protector Meets Awesomeness”

Loneliness Hits Hard (and how to help)

Earlier this week, I tried using Adobe Illustrator for the first time in my life to take a stab at creating an illustration for my children’s book.

Truth Nugget: When I was a kid, I figured out how to make animated buddy icons on Photoshop for AOL Instant Messenger. To this day, I have no idea how I did it. … Continue Reading “Loneliness Hits Hard (and how to help)”

The Honeymoon Phase is Over

After a 30+ hour travel itinerary from the other side of the world, I finally arrived home. Like I mentioned in my post about Bali, I think I was traveling for more days than is good for the introvert for me, so honestly, I was SO relieved to finally be around some familiar routine again. The only downside is … Continue Reading “The Honeymoon Phase is Over”

The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

I wanted to take an entire-blog-post moment to talk a bit about Bali because well, I feel like a lot of people who want to quit their jobs look forward to the possible traveling-aspect of it. That desire to see the world; to find yourself in the skies or on the seas; to be in a new place where the … Continue Reading “The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide”

The first few weeks of funemployment

And then there was that one day I woke up on a Monday, and I didn’t have to go to work. I also didn’t have to stress about getting work done for the day that I return from like vacation or something. I was IN THE CLEAR, people! It was weird. I mean, I guess I did this before between … Continue Reading “The first few weeks of funemployment”

The Courage to Quit “Cold Turkey”

Greetings, my dear friends.

I know why you’re here. You read all about me, and you’re thinking – Okay, I’m miserable at work all the time, but that doesn’t mean I can just up and leave. First of all, I have to make ends meet. And second of all, I just don’t have the courage. What will I do Continue Reading “The Courage to Quit “Cold Turkey””

Why did she quit?

Let me explain what all happened causing me to want to quit my job. First things first, I want you to know that I never, not once imagined myself as someone with the courage to quit her job cold turkey. That was never even remotely a possibility in my book. Three weeks back, I actually PRAYED for the … Continue Reading “Why did she quit?”

I did it! I put in my notice!

And so begins my journey as the girl who quit her job.

I know what you’re thinking. What’s the big deal? Plenty of people quit their jobs; what’s so special in this case? Well, I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you what I always thought and didn’t realize until after I quit.

The majority of people I know? They secretly want … Continue Reading “I did it! I put in my notice!”

Let me introduce myself.

Hi there!

My name is Annie Mize, and I just quit my job.

In a nutshell, I’ve been a technology consultant for 5+ years. Over these years, I have worked as a project manager, testing manager, software implementation lead, data and business analyst, as well as a change consultant across business intelligence, data governance, tax asset management, and product planning … Continue Reading “Let me introduce myself.”