I Realized Why I Quit My Job

I’ve had a lot of time to think about why I quit my job in 2009. One of the main reasons was so that I could travel the world but what events ultimately led to me thinking that I needed something new in my life?

I worked there for two years and I can’t think of many things that I learned there that I helped me in the long-run. I got better at writing emails and learned about corporate culture. I usually tossed around the same papers and learned things that were all internal to the company. The skills I learned there were not very useful long-term and it didn’t allow room for learning new things.

So I realized recently what was really missing from my old job. It wasn’t that it was an office job or even that it was in a cubicle. It was that it didn’t allow for enough creativity or learning. I like to build, learn, and be social. None of those three things were in my previous job.

The nice thing about having a blog and working as a freelance programmer is that it allows for a lot of creativity and learning. I also get to meet many interesting and fun people from all over the world.

I realized that it wasn’t because I was in a corporate office that made it horrible. It was because the position itself didn’t fit my personalty. There was nothing interesting about the job so I found a way out and then I traveled the world.

I could be happy in an office again but at least now I know what to look for. I’ve learned that when the day does come when I’m back in an office,  I need to choose a job that will make me happy, inspire creativity, be social, and helps me grow and learn. I know that’s definitely in programming.

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Michael Tieso

Michael Tieso travels around the world writing, photographing, and filming his adventures. He left the cubicle life to travel the world in May 2009 and he still continues the journey to this day with no end to it. He loves adventure, food, and music. He is the Editor-in-chief of Art of Adventuring.

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