I was writing for xoJane prior to the site launch, and came on full time four months later. This was 2011. It was terrifying, taking that job, where I had no idea what I was doing and was afraid of screwing up every hour of every day. Also, my practical side felt very threatened; I still had reservations about whether it would be a good fit for me, and being a little bit of a pessimist, I wasn’t fully convinced that the site was going to last a year, and wouldn’t it be irresponsible and reckless to leave my very comfortable and mind-rendingly boring desk job—with no chance for advancement ever and which was making me miserable and dull but was also delivering a reliable if modest paycheck and a really sweet amount of paid vacation time—for a job that might not last very long?
Lesson #1: My practical side needs to shut the fuck up sometimes.
Read the full piece at xoJane.com: I Quit My Job Without Another Job and It’s Terrifying and Great.