Monday, March 24, 2014

Now it's REAL...

The past few weeks I've been living in limbo. I was offered a great opportunity, and I accepted opportunity--but I had to wait to give notice to my current position--my manager was out of the country and I didn't feel right doing it before she came back.

She came back this morning--and I officially gave notice.

It's weird--I've never actually been in a position to where I could give notice before. This is only my 4th 'real' job out of college, and each time in the past, circumstances beyond my control dictated my end of employment. I was laid off, I was fired, and I technically resigned--but was kind of forced out of my last job. This is the first time in my life that I've been able to give notice, that I was able to look for a job while I had a job, that I was able to take the time to do my research, think about things, negotiate things...and Damn it! I'm either super mature because I'm not freaking the F out right now--FTFO for short--or I'm super confident that I've made the right decision.

Either way, today, this became REAL. Now the countdown begins--four weeks until I end here, and start something new. Four weeks to get my Sh!t together--to refresh on some things that I haven't done in a while (Thank you, SHRM) , brush up on my people skills (thank you, Dale Carnegie), try to find pants that fit (Thank you, LapBand!), and generally, prepare for a new challenging position. After all, I wanted change, and I wanted challenge, and now that it's almost here--I'm slightly worried that I might suck. I'm taking a huge chance--leaving my secure job for something new.

Life is about change, and I'm going to do my best to embrace it. I'll probably use this as my sounding board over the next few weeks. I hope I don't bore/anger/frustrate you with my rehashing the same things over and over as I make my preparations. I do that to the ELB....alot. It's just the way I do things. I talk and talk and talk about them until I have everything in my head straight.

So anyways....It's Monday! It's calling for SNOW (thank you, Mother Nature--and yes, I'm being sarcastic). I'm getting my 6th (and final!) crown started today. I go to my PCP and surgeon on Wednesday--hope that I have a loss, hope that I can come off two of my meds, and hope that I'm doing okay. I need to slam some water between now and then.

Let's get this party started!


  1. I'm so proud of you! How exciting. I'm glad you're not FTFO and there is a part of me that REALLY suspects your 'sign' from you mom could have something do do with it. And I'm so glad for that.

  2. Yay Congrats on a new chapter in your journey!

  3. Best of luck with your new endeavors!!

  4. FTFO. I love that and I plan to use it EVERY chance I get. :)

    I think the reason that you're NOT, is that this is going to be a great move for you. And you feel free to go ahead and vent, rehash, whatEVER right here. We are all here cheering you on. :)