Quitting my job
After working at my internship for a little over 2 months, I decided to quit, and it was a great decision.
I really liked my job- my boss was super talented and taught me a lot, I got to see what it’s like to work in Brazil, and I learned a lot about Brazilians and the culture from my coworkers. However, about a month after I started working, we moved offices to basically the other side of the city, and my 40 min commute turned into almost an hour and a half.
Quitting is hard to do, especially when you are a making a decision between two good things- in this case between a job that I liked and priceless work experience that I was super lucky to get, and more free time that I could use to study more, and get to know the city more etc.
(Obviously) I chose the latter, and its been really great. I’ve been running approx 3 times per week, have been able to do a lot of day adventures in the afternoons, study for my classes, and am sleeping more 🙂 Ultimately the situation was a win-win. Got experience here, made great contacts at the company, and now I’ll finish off the semester really soaking up everything I can.