Dear Cubicle, I’m Leaving You

on March 19, 2012 | in Life in General, Work | by

my lovely cubicle

Dear Cubicle,

I never thought I’d say this, but

I’m leaving you.

Dude, it’s not you–

it’s me.

Thing is,

my was never in it.

I tried, but you were always asking so much–

Eight-plus hours of your day,

Forty-plus hours of your week,

Two-thirds of your precious waking life,

Your mutha-freakin SOUL,”

you demanded,

in exchange for…

for…

what?

. .

. .

“Deal!” I cried

I thought

it’d be worth it

I thought you were

the best I could do.

. .

. .

Derr Mr. Cube,

Would you cry if I told you

you’ve never satisfied me?

That nothing you can give me

is worth

my

Soul?

Would you cry if I told you

I’ve been seeing someone else

on nights, on weekends

in my sleep and in my dreams

What if I told you

I’ve been giving everything,

everything I have

to this passion of mine?

Would you call me crazy if I said

I’m leaving you to

write

a

blog?

. . .

. . .

Damn straight.

. . .

. . .

This– this’ll be our last week together.

Gonna miss you, Cubey Pie

(NOT!)

Dear Certainty,

You b***!

For the longest time, I thought I had you.

I trusted you. I believed in you!

Turns out you were just f–ing with me all along.

Turns out…

you were never really certain at all.

Liar!

Is it possible to leave something

I never really had in the first place?

Watch me.

Dear Open Road,

I’m coming for ya.

I’m leaving

my

home

for ya.

I’m not sure what’s out there,

or who,

but hell,

I’mma

give it - a - whirl.

Come back?

Maybe one day.

Time

will

tell.

Dear Unknown,

I think I’m finally ready

to fall into your arms,

to trust in you

fully.

I think you’re

a whole lot

safer than I knew…

So bring on

the mystery, the uncertainty–

bring on

those gulps of delicious freedom.

Bring ‘em on, beetch!

Dear Life,

Finally,

finally,

finally…

you

are

mine.

Chaos-in-the-calm,

weak-in-the-strong,

crystal-muddy-clear

bitter smooth

rocky-road,

sweet Mystery-of-Life,

I think

I love you?

Dear World,

I’m not sure

exactly what I’m supposed to do here,

but it seems

my time’s arrived.

Ready or not,

Here

I

Come.

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  • http://www.nohelphere.com Sarah Goshman

    Whoooo-freaking-hooo!!!!! You’re an inspiration, Therese. :-D

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Woooooop! So are YOU! Can’t wait to see where you’re led on your own path, miss Sarah!

  • http://jason.gilldev.net Jason Gill

    Congratulations Therese! This is completely awesome and I wish you the absolute best. Enjoy the unknown!

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thank you thank you thank you, Jason!

  • Kristalinas

    YES, YES, YES!! This is…INCREDIBLE! You are…UHMAYZING – Life is waiting – GO GET IT <3 Love you all the way from your toes to your nose <3

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Love YOU, Sassafrass! <3

  • http://twitter.com/EnsoJourney Alejandro Reyes

    For a couple of seconds there I remembered that November 1st when I left my job never to return again. Now I’m happy, I do whatever I want, whenever I want. I know the road ahead may be uncertain, and that’s the beauty of it! Go Therese!

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Yep, that is the beauty of it, and don’t let ‘em fool ya… the road ahead is uncertain either way ;-)

  • Trish

    Blessings above, over , around, surrounding YOU my amazing adventurer woman , you!

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      :-) (^^my mom’s first real comment!^^)

  • http://twitter.com/JustynaSurowiec Justyna Surowiec

    FANTASTIC!

  • http://twitter.com/CalebWojcik Caleb Wojcik

    Congrats Therese. Way to have the guts to take the leap. :)

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thanks, Mr. Get Paid. Can’t wait to read your manifesto tonight :-)

  • NyCalGrl

    Good for you Therese! I am so proud of you. Thanks for keeping up with your inspiring blog. It reminds me that it’s okay to be uncertain, and to take things one day at a time. I also quit my cubicle job about a month ago to focus on what I am actually interested in doing with my life. There were some people that told me I was crazy to give up a good job, but most of my loved ones were very supportive of me trying to go after my dreams. I will be thinking of you on the road. -Emily ;-)

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Very cool! All my support to you as well, Emily, and thanks for the <3 <3! :-)

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  • http://laksays.blogspot.com/ Lakshpri_mgm

    Great format, the analogy with a soul-sucking relationship is spot on. I am dreading going back to the cubicle, too. Cubicles have scarred some of us permanently:).

    Good luck! I am sure you will be great at whatever you do. Your blog is awesome!

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thanks for your well-wishes, Lakshpri… I hope for your sake that your cubicle-scars won’t be permanent :)

  • http://www.dilankawettewa.com/ Dilanka

    Therese: Well done. Good to finally see your mom on the blog too ;)

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thank you :-). Don’t get me wrong– my mom always reads them, but she usually sends me emails in response and has never written a real comment until now :-)

  • http://twitter.com/greghartle Greg Hartle

    Poetic. “Walker, there is no path, the path is made by walking.” ~ Antonio Machado

    I hope in the effort to create our own paths, they cross. Be well, T

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Love this quote, thanks Greg.

      Likewise :)

  • Jennalking

    Can’t wait for all of your adventures. Love you best friend. xoxo

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thanks love <3

  • http://www.jodylamb.com/ Jodymarielamb

    Missy, how are you in the midst of leaving the cubicle and life as Therese the accountant and able to be so damn creative?! Your brain is supposed to be a whirlwind mush fest. Yeeesh! Part of me loathes you.

    Haha. Just jokin’. I loved this one! And you are grand.

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      My brain kinda is a whirlwind mush fest… haha, don’t tell anyone ;-)

  • Diana

    good luck with your adventure!!

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thank you Diana!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1034291513 Kim Leamer Maleski

    Congrats and looking forward to hearing about your adventure living outside the cube! Keeping you in my thoughts!

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thanks Kim, I appreciate the support :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7607344 Catherine Schwenkler

    <3 you cousin. Suerte, blessings, enjoy :) Keep me posted!!

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thanks Cati… I sure do miss you!

  • http://twitter.com/GenY_Girl Kayla Cruz

    God I just love this! You are such an inspiration and you are beyond talented. Best of luck and you know I’ll be keeping up with you :D

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Appreciate that, Kayla! Thxx!

  • http://nochnoch.com/ Noch Noch | be me. be natural.

    good for you. congrats!
    Noch Noch

    • http://www.theunlost.com Therese

      Thanks girl!

  • Jamie Davis

    This post was awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rcthornt R.C. Thornton

    I love hearing the stories of accountants liberated from a life of audits and misery! This is spectacular! (I come from an accounting background too).

    • therese

      Hahaha, thanks dude :-)

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