Two Month Notice

Two Month Notice

Recently I quit my job. I didn’t want to do it. Absolutely zero interest.

This was the thing that I was dreading the most.  I wish there was a way to stay gainfully employed at my company and travel the world all at the same time, but sadly this was not an option.

My 9 to 5 Gig

This job has been my first “real” job out of college.  I have been challenged daily over the past three years and have learned so much about civil engineering and myself.  My colleagues have become some of my closest friends and I have had the best mentors to look up to and to learn from. The community at my company is second to none. It really has been a great gig. I mean how many jobs let you look this cool all the time:


Breaking the News

We bought our one-way tickets across the world…and I could no longer act like a normal person at work without them knowing my upcoming travel plans. After a few days I knew I had to break the news to my bosses.

I was incredibly nervous. I decided to put in a two month notice since I thought this would help my team to plan ahead and hire my replacement if needed. This can be a risky move as your company could just choose to let you go with the knowledge that you will be leaving. I was betting on the fact that my team would be open to the advance notice and keep me employed until just before we were planning on heading out! I was really counting on those last two paychecks 🙂 

I thought I was prepared. I read every article published on Google about the best way to quit your job. I envisioned me marching into my boss’ office and using all the tips I learned from the internet. What really happened was a hot mess. There was SO many tears. Regardless of all of this,  I had officially quit my job. There is no turning back now!

Now What?

Scott has to quit his job. His situation is not the same and a two month notice would most likely not go very well. He has to keep going for a couple of weeks before we can really tell the world we are hitting the road! Until then we are going to keep working, packing, planning, and trying to cross more things off our to-do list than we add.

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