There’s this stereotype that everyone hates their job, no matter what it is. That they just can’t stand being there anymore and would quit in a heartbeat. Well, that’s not always the case.
There are people who love their job so much that they would rather not quit it for a new one, which makes leaving it even more difficult when a new employment opportunity comes that's too hard to pass up.
Some people actually love their job for different reasons. Sometimes we love a job because we enjoy what we do. Other times we love our job because of the friendships we made along the way. Regardless, loving a job so much that you don't want to leave it for a new one, isn’t as rare as it seems.
Sometimes, we reach a point where we need to move on from where we started. We feel like we’re at a standstill, and we crave some change and adventure.
That sense for a change could mean moving on to a different job for a new employment opportunity.
Getting up and leaving behind a place we loved and found comfort in hurts. We grew as a person as we worked, made memories, had laughs, and made friendships we vow to cherish forever.
Our coworkers became friends that helped keep us motivated and inspired, even on our bad days — and we can’t thank them enough for all the times they were there for us.
This is a scary concept; moving on and doing a brand new thing. We’re scared, yet so excited. But not only are we absolutely ecstatic, but we’re also sad.
Our job was more like a hobby for us, rather than a chore. But we realized, we had overstayed our welcome — and it’s time for something new.
The unsettling mix of sadness and joy you’re feeling is normal. Leaving somewhere you grew to love for something new feels wrong, but just know that it’s for the best, and it’s what you have to do.
To battle your negative thoughts about leaving your old job for a new one, here are 20 bittersweet quotes to help you cope with leaving a job you came to love.
Be thankful for the memories you made.
You have to end some things to move on to bigger and better things.
It may be scary, but it's time to make a change anyway.
The end of something doesn't have to be ugly.
Goodbyes are hard when you grew to love what you're leaving.
It's time to go on with your life.
Don't settle for less just because you're comfortable where you're at.
Remind yourself that you're leaving to reach your ultimate goals.
A reminder that there is always something better ahead of you.
There's a new adventure out there waiting for you.
Take all the time you need, but you have to accept the end and move on.
Don't worry, you're making the right move.
You're not leaving because you want to, you're leaving because you have to.
Hold on to your memories.
This doesn't have to be the end of a friendship.
Leaving something behind is hard, but it's also rewarding.
Don't forget how this experience shaped you as a person.
You're leaving an era of your life behind you, and that's OK.
You know deep down it's time to go.
Never forget the people you met and the friends you made.
Caitlin Butkiewicz is a frequent contributor to YourTango and has had work featured in BuzzFeed. Follow her on Twitter for more.