Quitting your full-time job
It’s not easy to quit your first full-time job, especially if you don’t have anything lined up afterwards. However, the experience of overcoming your fear and doubt will teach you how to engage with freedom. Here’s the thread I posted when I quit:
I left my job last week. today for the first time in I don't know how long I feel wonder and freedom and the desire to know and understand and create humming in my bones— Sid (6/100 digital art) (@ftlsid) April 6, 2022
After leaving, you’ll probably feel aimless and a bit nervous. In an absolute sense, your freedom hasn’t really increased, but your willingness to take action—your Agency—has increased tremendously. This can be dangerous, so make an effort to avoid doing anything stupid in the first few weeks after quitting.
After the initial shock passes, you’ll encounter a period of curiosity and rapid personal growth. For the first time in my life, at age 23, I had no responsibilities and nobody telling me what to do. The lack of rules and limitations helped me become more optimistic and hopeful.
I am the sole arbiter of my life, and my highest priority is to ensure that it’s interesting, exciting, and constantly improving.
5 months later: I got a 10hr/week software contract position, started drawing every day (art instagram soon ???), traveled all over the place and made several new friends https://t.co/JHaRCbRQEi— Sid (6/100 digital art) (@ftlsid) August 15, 2022
See also Making money.