My Last Day – I Quit my Day Job
Today was my last day at Ancestry.com, a place I have worked at for 10 years. They have been very good to me and my family and I could not have asked for a better day job while supporting my family and learning aspects of large scale back-end and mobile development. It’s a surreal feeling quitting a comfortable and cushy day job.
I’ve quit to move on to do my own business full time – this means mobile apps, and possibly desktop apps later. As of now, You Doodle (and our savings account) is all that is supporting my family. I have had my fair share of doubts and fear as I make this transition, wondering if I can make it work, or whether I’ll be out looking for another day job in another year. I believe I can make it work. There are many obstacles, probably the greatest of which are my own fear and doubt.
I am certainly not the smartest nor the most talented person in the software realm. I hope that I somewhat compensate for this with a grizzly work ethic and by being persistent.
Therefore it is time for a classic scene about having faith and believing in an outcome when the path is not clear. Enjoy this clip and apply it in your own lives.
Inspiring! And not just the video. Follow the dream. You can always get another 9-5 corporate job. You can’t always get your dream back. I only wish my dream were as far along as yours is. Congrats!
Hey Ben! I’ve still got a long way to go, hopefully I am on the right track 🙂