As soon as I quit my job I felt like a giant weight was lifted off my shoulders. I should have quit in 2011 and not let my then boss persuade me to stay on, and take on another portfolio in the company, anyway he was marched out of the office in December that year by the group CEO.
Yes at 50 I still have to tell my mother that I have quit my job and am going to travel. Mum isn't the risk taking type and for me to quit with no job in had, and to travel, is like someone literally stepping in front of a speeding train. I haven't told son no 2 yet.... (telling son no 1 was easier, I just sent an email!!)
Come April, I will be in London, staying with my crazy madcap sister, for a month at least, who gets that I need to get away.
Now all I have to do is work quietly through this notice period, hand over everything and walk away free as a bird!