So today I did the unthinkable…I deferred my unemployment for a few weeks.
Yes – you read correctly. I will be at work a bit longer than initially intended. I’m actually okay with it as I suggested it (and it turns out my boss was going to ask me to stay on a bit longer anyway).
I actually feel good about my decision. No, I wasn’t coerced, as some people may believe. It’s just that I like my team, and I really get along well with some of the other people there. I mean, they were the main thing keeping me there in the first place, and some of the reasons why it took me so long to make the decision to leave. And I really am leaving them in the lurch…plus I’m nowhere near getting done what I had intended on getting done before I leave (I’m not one to just dump things and then let others pick up the pieces).
I know some people think I’m a ‘sucker’ – either for punishment, or just a push over. But it’s not like I’m sitting here going ‘how am I going to get through these next few weeks’ and ‘what have I done.’ No – it’s actually the opposite – I now feel more at peace with my decision. The only thing that bothers me is that I had my last day planned perfectly – so that it was the day before my 34th birthday. I’ve never worked on my birthday, and I didn’t exactly want to start now…doh!