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#1 of 7 Old 09-27-2010, 10:01 AM - Thread Starter
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I am currently taking steps in preparation of leaving my job. I am a full time mid-level manager at a university however the job is so stressful and time-consuming that it is causing excessive stress and anxiety in my life. I have a side craft business that is in its second year - and is doing pretty well. I also got a job at starbucks to help supplement my income. My partner and I can live on a reduced income if we adjust our lifestyle. I am not usually the risk taker but I am not happy with my current quality of life, so I must make a change. Today's job market has not lent itself to finding a new job in my field. I have always wanted to focus more on my business so I feel like i'm not quitting to work at starbucks (which is not a bad company to work for anyway).

I am looking for some advice, things to consider maybe I haven't, words of encouragement, caution, etc. Does anyone have a similar story?
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#2 of 7 Old 09-28-2010, 10:54 AM
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I just wanted to say good luck! That sounds wonderful. Stress is really damaging to our bodies, I have diabetes because of it from the stress I had this last year. I hope your business really takes off, when I get pregnant again next year and after the baby comes I'm planning to stay home and do my farm thing and figure out how I can make money selling raw milk, eggs, and veggie starts. I don't have enough room to grow a lot of produce for farmers' market, but I think starting small I will do ok.

What kind of craft business is it?

, you can do it!

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Sorry, I am on the opposite of things job wise compared to you. No story here, but I do agree that stress esp. from a job is very damaging. I would like to know what your business is too! I am interested as I am a former graphic designer.
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Stress is one of the main causes of leaving jobs. I'd felt this on my skin, when I quit my job at Walmart. Sometimes, it's just not worth it.
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Good luck with the crafts business! If it's already in the second year and doing pretty good, maybe soon it will make enough money so you can have the same income you had before and more time for yourself and less stress.
It's just not worth it staying in a job that puts you under pressure and makes you anxious. Life is to short to be spent like this!
So good luck and keep us posted with how are things going!
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