I Quit My Job BaristaFIRE Log 3 (6/7/19)

BaristaFIRE Log

Yup. That’s right. I quit my job.

I know, I’m surprised too.

I put in my 2 week notice yesterday afternoon, and my last day is in a week and a half.

I feel so free, it’s ridiculous.

A lot of things have been happening, but basically, the “last straw on the camel’s back” situation happened, and I said, “That’s it. I’m not taking this anymore.”

Not Barista FIRE

This quitting came almost half a year earlier than expected. As such, I’m not technically Barista FIRE. I will most likely have to dip into savings, and I don’t yet have enough income sources set up to allow me to pay for my living expenses on my own.

I will also be staying in New York City for a few months, which makes my living expenses much more expensive than if I’d moved down to live with my fiance.

As such, money might be a crunch (unless I take money out of my savings). But I’m reminding myself that it’s for my mental health, I’ve SO MUCH that I’ve been wanting to do, and I need to just live and enjoy the freedom I’ve just given myself.

Best 30th birthday ever!

I’m so thankful for my family, friends, and coworkers who are all cheering me on into this new journey, and especially my fiance who always manages to support me no matter what ridiculous shenannigan I manage to get myself into.

Game Plan

I’ll be free in a week and a half. I have a few visitors in the next 2 months, so I’ll stay in NYC and enjoy my FunEmployed/NEET life for a bit.

In the meantime, I’ll be working on my side hustles and my video courses. I have 2 more I need to work on, and I look forward to actually having the time and energy to put into creating good work instead of having to squeeze time in on the weekends and after work while I’m already exhausted with work.

And I no longer have to worry about my PTO situation to do side hustles or go on side hustle business trips. 365 days of PTO, here I come!

I can say “Yes” to so many opportunities people have been raising but I’d had to decline in the past half year, and I can’t wait to get started in my new phase of life.

Money will not be on an upward trajectory like I’d anticipated, but if nothing else, my strong point is making do with financial constraints and figuring things out, so I’m excited to see what’s going to happen next.

So… Here’s to my Brexiting-From-Corporate life starting half year earlier than expected!


  1. APurpleLife

    Congratulations!!! This is so excited. Is there anyway we can get more details? I’m so curious what that “last straw” was and how you did it/what the conversation with your boss and HR was like. Living vicariously through you!

  2. Fretful Finance

    If you were Brexiting from corporate life you’d still be talking about it in a year’s time and wouldn’t have achieved anything. This is far more efficient. Congratulations. Looking forward to reading about where life takes you.

  3. Eelis Vatanen

    Congrats! I’m 100% sure it’ll turn out just fine. How exciting! NY is definitely quite expensive, but I imagine now that you have more time on your hands, you might find some cool new revenue sources!

  4. Graeme Hughes

    Congratulations! I am sure this is a super exciting time for you and I wish you all success. Trust that there are millions of very jealous people wishing they were in the same position.

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