Monday, May 17, 2010

Leaving Something (Special) Behind.

I quit my job yesterday.

It's bittersweet, really.

Those of you who know me know that I LOVED my job. LOVED it. It was so perfect for me, and every time I was there, it felt like Christmas. Christmas for two years. LOL. I'd be having a bad morning/afternoon, and my mom would say to me, "Don't worry! You'll get to work and feel MUCH better! And when you get off work today, you'll be in a MUCH better mood." And you know, I knew she was right... every.single.time. Not many people can say that about their jobs. I absolutely LOVED being there.

I hate to say it, but I quit for "health reasons." I just couldn't handle them counting on me anymore... knowing that I might be too sick to work. And I found myself resting during every hour I *wasn't* at work, preparing myself for the next shift, so that I could give 150%: my perky, positive, upbeat self. That's not a life, and this *will* be a good thing. It will be. It's the best for me. For us. And I just have to keep telling myself that when I'm missing work.

It's okay though! Jeremy (hubby) has been encouraging me to do this for MONTHS now. We want to have a baby, I want to be a stay-at-home Mom, I want to homeschool, I want to go to church on Sundays, I want to spend more time with Jeremy, we want to travel more, and I want to open an Etsy shop (EEEEEE!). And I want to take care of my husband: cooking, cleaning, doing errands, etc. I *enjoy* that. And I can still go back and visit my awesome co-workers.

And I can still help people organize outside of work, right?! Laughing

So yeah... if you have ANY organizational dilemmas (scrappy or otherwise), please don't hesitate to drop me an email or post. I would LOVE to help you. I actually think I'll do a "series" of organizational videos on YouTube. And now, I have plenty of time on my hands to rest, be well, and help people out with organizing! Wink

Thanks for listening to me babble. I just needed to vent about it.


I feel better. Smile

p.s. I don't usually copy and paste blog posts, but this was actually a forum post I wrote. It said everything I needed to say, everything I'm feeling, so I decided to post it here too... so I could look back and remember.


Bethina said...

WOW!!! What a surprise! I am so excited for you. You have a whole new world at your fingertips. :) I would love to be one of your "organizational projects." heehee Dont be discouraged. God always opens new doors as old ones close. Love you!

Karen said...

Sounds like a fun, new adventure to me! Hope you are feeling your perky self again soon. xoxo

Jaime Wilkins said...

Sorry you had to quit because I know you loved it but I'm glad you were able to for the reasons you listed. Good luck!

Colleen said...

Congrats! I recently quit my job and I love being a Wife and Mother. They are the best job I've ever had!!

Anonymous said...

good luck on your new adventure! Just make sure you get well before starting a family, as I know from experience you won't have more than a spare moment to rest or have for yourself for years and years...unless they're sleeping of course! Those kids sure to take up a lot of time, especially if you plan to homeschool AND take care of the husband...he might have to take a back seat for awhile. Good luck and God Bless!

vtpuggirl said...

I'm sorry you left something that you loved, it was perfect for you. But there will be more perfect fits in your life too. What matters more than your circumstances is your positive attitude. Best of luck with the babies!

Bashful said...

I know this was a hard decision for you, but I'm sure you made the right one. Lots of new and exciting adventures await! And I can't wait to hear all about them! Sending Pixie Dust for your new bright wonderful future!

Marit said...

If you feel it in your "guts" - and I get the feeling you do - than it is the right decision. But you know that. Still, it's bittersweet - yes. I hear you. Good luck with "acclimatizing" to your new life!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

How are you doing? Have you been back since? I'm sure this will only be a great step towards your overall awesome goal :)

The Dreaming Bear said...

Kudos to you for doing what's best for you and your family. I wish you were here....we are re-organizing a make and take art studio, as well as setting up a new office space....I would love your help as organizing is not my talent!!!