- I am helping people
- I work half the hours
- As an eternal student, there is always more to learn about the physical/energetic body
- The people I've met, both colleagues and clients
- My workplace is inherently relaxing, both for the clients and me
- I never do the same thing twice in a day
- There is always room for growth
Things I didn't know I'd miss about having a 9 to 5 job until I stopped having one:
- Paid vacations
- Not having to stand all day
- Being able to go to the bathroom whenever you want and having an actual lunch break
- Paychecks that are the same amount every time you get one
- Everyone is done from work at approximately the same time every evening and everyone's weekend is Saturday and Sunday, so it makes things easier to have a life outside of work.
- Workplace-sponsored health insurance
- Workplace-sponsored retirement fund
I am exactly where I need to be at this moment in life, and I am eternally thankful and grateful that I had the opportunity and support needed to change my career. I think, however, that sometimes it can be easy to vilify what used to be in order to make what is that much more... shiny. The truth of the matter is, what I had before wasn't all bad (even Hell Job had its positives, let's be honest).
I am happy where I am now, professionally. I work very hard at it, but I don't regret my decision. Not for one moment.
However, I will always miss paid vacations. I tell you, you don't know how fabulous they are until you don't have them any more.