The Fear

Posted by Emily , Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:46 PM

Does anyone remember that Friends episode where Joey tells Rachel she needs to get "the fear?"  Let me refresh your memory:
RACHEL: I'm training to be better at a job that I hate, my life officially sucks.
JOEY: Look Rach, wasn't this supposed to a temporary thing? I thought you wanted to do fashion stuff?
RACHEL: Well, yeah! I'm still pursuing that.
CHANDLER: How... exactly are you pursuing that? Y'know other than sending out resumes like what, two years ago?
RACHEL: Well, I'm also sending out.... good thoughts.
JOEY: If you ask me, as long as you got this job, you've got nothing pushing you to get another one. You need the fear.
RACHEL: The fear?
CHANDLER: He's right, if you quit this job, you then have motivation to go after a job you really want.
RACHEL: Well then how come you're still at a job that you hate, I mean why don't you quit and get 'the fear'?
CHANDLER: Because, I'm too afraid.

I didn't want that to be me.  Yes, I take life advice from TV shows.  Specifically, Friends.  More specifically, this guy:

How you doin'?
 I quit my job today. Tell me I did the right thing.  I'm drowning "the fear" in wine.   Let me know if you hear of any job opportunities.