Sudden reckless behaviour

I have wanted to quit my job for a very long time now. Yesterday, I decided to use up my last remaining vacation days, and commit myself to quitting, despite having nothing to fall back on. I felt really good about it, but the feeling eventually gave way to anxiety, and I'm still kind of overwhelmed by it. I know that it is probably one of the stupidest things I've ever done, but it's also something that I feel was long past overdue.

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  • What's your plan going forward?

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    • I'm going to use this time to brush up on my graphic design knowledge, to see if I can get a portfolio together.

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      • If it were me, I'd give myself a time limit of x number of weeks/months before I had to either start putting the portfolio out there or get another straight job. And/or maybe get another part time job in the meantime to give myself some kind of structure and some amount of income while I worked on this. Not sure if you're the same in this way, but I find it often goes along with being "creative" that we're really bad at "business"/structure/practicality/generally not going off the rails side of things. It seems like you'd be more free without a job, but honestly for me I get much more done on personal projects in an hour or two after coming home from a normal day of work (or even sometimes at work, in my mind), than I ever do when I'm sitting around at home all the time. Because it ends up being netflix, IIN, reddit, pinterest, etc.

        Anyway, whims are nice and it's so tempting to get caught up in them, and not always necessarily a bad thing or the wrong choice, but if you really want this there also has to be planning and follow through and all the boring nitty gritty stuff too.

        Just some thoughts. Good luck to you.

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        • I struggled to get anything done when I was working. It might have been the job that I was doing, my own state of mind, but most likely a little bit of both. But yes that was more or less what I was going to do. I'll go for as long as I can manage, and if I can't, I'll find something else to do. My expenses are low enough to where I think it's now or never.

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      • Are you going to be able to manage in the meantime though?

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