Judairu Quits Full-Time Job
Today, I quit my job—it’s not instant but it’s a process in transition. I sent my resignation letter and the company I work for is aware of it.
Quarantine is currently ongoing but that hasn’t allowed me to rest. I’m still working full time, still doing the 9-5, still managing WordExcerpt as the owner, still managing the staff members and the new ones we’re bringing in, still dealing with publishers, and still dealing with stress from family relatives.
And translations, of course.
Sometimes I’d need to wake up at 3 in the morning to do meetings with company employees on the other side of the world.
Some days I’m not getting enough sleep.
If it’s not related to my full time job, it’s dealing with the staff members, replying to emails and DMs from them and publishers.
If I’m not dealing with the staff, I have to message the readers who have far too many questions. They’ll sometimes bombard my DMs. On a normal day, I have at least 50 messages on Discord to reply to. On a busy day, I’ll most likely get 100-200 messages.
If not that, personal life problems T-T one example is the problem I mentioned in the previous announcement (on patreon).
I’ll be honest, I have not been able to keep up with it. If I continue like this, I’ll most likely suffer from health problems or have a burnout.
I’m pretty sure I’ve lost a lot of hair over the past few months.
I’ve been burning a candle at both ends and I know this can’t continue. I’m exhausted. Yesterday I finally had enough and literally slept the whole day. It felt so good.
After much deliberation, I’m quitting my full time job so I can focus on WordExcerpt and on translating.
I want more time for myself, which I haven’t had. I want to be able to relax, go out on a walk, binge a show or something. I think I’ve gained a little weight too. Most of the food I eat is takeout since I barely have time to cook for myself. I’d also like to catch up on a bit of sleep.
Hopefully, once I’ve found more time for myself, I’ll be able to up the speed of releases. I’d like to do more than 7 chapters a week for IDWTBL and actually have a regular, steady release on other series.
And with that said, I’ve lost my main source of income and I’ll be relying on translation.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be struggling heavily at first. Living in the U.S is pretty expensive and in Florida, nonetheless T-T maybe I should move, go to a country where it’s not too expensive to live.
But I think this’ll be a necessary struggle to be able to continue translating and remove the stress dragging me down.
There’s that dread in my head wondering if this was the right call, but at the same time, I’ve already made the decision. I can’t back out now.
Aaaaaand… I also have some other partner-ish works and messages I’ve been ignoring. It’s time for me to get back to those.
Anyways, crossing my fingers that this all works out in the end 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
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