I have been majorly overworking all year, doing 80 hour weeks, and it's just been a whole lot to deal with. A few weeks ago I decided to make a change, to step away from a client who represented about 60 hours a week of my schedule. I reached out to a few people in my community and just kinda put out a couple feelers with people who I thought would know of some availabilities. I heard back from three of them about jobs in their companies. I did interviews with all three, decided against one, and then did a second round of interviews with the other two. One of them paid very well and the work would expand my current skillset, has a great work culture, and is also very rooted int he community. It have been very excited about that one, but I wasn't sure if they would hire me because my work background is a little different than what they do. I heard back yesterday, and got the job!!!
Today I worked with my existing client and we are going to work on a plan to get them set up well for when I step away in a few weeks, and it's just all so good. I couldn't believe that it actually worked out. I'm a giant ball of emotions right now.
My 80 hour weeks will now become a 40 hour main job and then my little side job which will be much more manageable, so I'm about to reclaim 30ish hours a week to pick up some old hobbies, spend time with my family, and all the self-care stuff that has been missing for a long while.
Just wanted to share the good news with someone because I can't go public with it yet. :-)