Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I Did It

I resigned. It was a tough day. But my boss took it pretty well. She was completely blindsided. Hopefully, tomorrow she'll be in a decent mood.

My old boss was extremely supportive. Thank goodness. She told me I had to do what was best for me. She's so wonderful and I'm really grateful for that. I hope to keep in contact with her. She's been an inspiration and so unbelievable supportive of me.

In certain ways I can't believe this is really happening. I've been going to night school for 3 years to complete all the pre-requisite classes for my program. For a long time, this has been a hypothetical situation. And now, it's very real. In 2 weeks, I'll be unemployed. It's scary. And also really, really exciting.

Thank you so much to Diana who commented that quitting and going back to school was the best thing she ever did. I needed to hear that. You don't know how much that helped.

Regularly scheduled yarn and knitting goodness to resume soon.



Anonymous Trish "luvs2knit" said...

Congrats...you got past a really tough spot. It doesn't matter who at work gets upset all that matters is that this is the right decision for you.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Being unemployed takes balls, man. Last August, I moved up to Canada with my Canadian husband after both our jobs announced a sort of "phasing out" of our positions. Rather than wait around for axes to fall, we cashed out the retirement funds and moved in with his parents "until we can find jobs and settle down". So because of immigration laws, I'm not allowed to have a job OR go to school right now. Having to depend on someone else while watching the last of my retirement money leak out of my bank account is rather scary. So I knit harder to calm my nerves and resign myself to having to work until I die. At least I don't have to deal with that until later.

This comment was completely the opposite of encouraging and helpful, wasn't it?

Shit, I'm sorry.

10:51 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

Yay! You did it! Instead of settling and living a life of "what if?" You did it!

6:33 AM  
Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

You know, the best part of going back to school after being in the work force is how much a piece of cake it is. All these students moan and groan at how hard it is to go to a ten o'clock class and be done at noon. HA! Try getting up at 6:oo and working for 25 years! It's like a summer vacation ! Just enjoy it.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Sparkles said...

Wow!!! Way to go!!! I'm impressed and humbled. I haven't had the guts so far, though I did push a friend into it a year ago (she does, however, have a husband who can make it easier)

I keep saying I will do this...I really hope I can...if nothing else as soon as we're more settled financially and otherwise I will go back part-time...

You are an absolute inspiration!

8:40 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

Good for you! When I told my boss I was giving her my two weeks, she said, "Well that's awfully short notice!" Then she took me off the schedule for the whole two weeks out of spite. Best decision I ever made!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

When I was a young snot in college, I remember really admiring the women who came back for a degree (or another one). It's not the easiest decision to make, so kudos and best wishes!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Congratulations! I've done this before (the resigning part) and know how stressful that can be.

5:01 AM  

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