WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT TODAY WHILE I WAS QUITTING MY JOB

  1. 1.
    This could go poorly
  2. 2.
    So you've been unhappy for 20 months. Everyone's unhappy!
  3. 3.
    Has my klonopin kicked in yet
  4. 4.
    This is the best thing I've ever done for myself
  5. 5.
    Oh my god I'm about to cry
  6. 6.
    Oh my god I'm crying
  7. 7.
    Oh my god did I just say I was crying because of ALLERGIES
  8. 8.
    Oh good he thinks I'm crying because I'm sad to leave this place and not because I'm broken and this place may have had a hand in the breaking
  9. 9.
    All the lyrics to "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life," Stacie Orrico
    Here in this moment I'm halfway out the door
  10. 10.
    All the lyrics to "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," Bob Dylan
    Goodbye's too good a word
  11. 11.
    All the lyrics to A "New Day Has Come," Celine
  12. 12.
    Is this how Mad Men ends
  13. 13.
    I think I'm a Peggy but maybe I'm a...Lou
  14. 14.
    Nah dawg I'm a Peggy
  15. 15.
    Ground Control to Major Tom
  16. 16.
    What colors do characters on Mad Men wear when they're quitting? Janie Bryant and Matthew Weiner are so great at using colors for storytelling
  17. 17.
    I'm wearing all black. How appropriately funereal
  18. 18.
    Shit I subconsciously put on my gold Carey nameplate necklace today for the first time in months just like how Carrie finds her Carrie necklace at the end of Sex and the City and reclaims her identity and leaves the Russian!!!!
  19. 19.
    I'm leaving the Russian
  20. 20.
    It's weird to get something you wanted so badly and then to have it disappoint you so greatly
  21. 21.
    What am I going to do with 500 business cards with the Senate seal
  22. 22.
    What am I going to DO
  23. 23.
    I'm going to miss working in the US Capitol
  24. 24.
    I'm going to miss working next to the Capitol candy shop more
  25. 25.
    Am I someone with talent or am I just a tragic millennial cliche and does everyone see it but me (hope not!)
  26. 26.
    I can't believe I just told my boss that, as he made an Irish exit from work drinks last night, I should like to make an Irish exit from this job
  27. 27.
    He's so relieved I'm leaving. He has no idea what to do with me
  28. 28.
    This is the bravest thing I've ever done
  29. 29.
    All the lyrics to "Brave," Sara Bareilles
  30. 30.
    Can't wait to hear all the subtly mean things coworkers say when I tell them I'm quitting a salaried job to "write"
  31. 31.
    What am I gonna write
  32. 32.
    This isn't just quitting; it's course-correcting
  33. 33.
    Should I get a dog
  34. 34.
    No, it would feel like cheating on Charlie [my dog in LA]
  35. 35.
    Who said that quote about when the sight of the Capitol dome doesn't give you chills anymore, it's time to leave DC. It still gives me chills
  36. 36.
    I grew up between these halls
  37. 37.
    No I didn't
  38. 38.
    I just say that cause I was here from ages 23-25
  39. 39.
    This job was never going to make me happy and sometimes it's just that simple