More Changes

As if moving wasn’t enough of a change in my life, I’ve decided why not go for two major life changes at the same time? So, I’ve decided to quit my job. My last day was Friday (the day before we moved). I’m going to be a full-time blogger.

For one week.

Because next week I’m starting a new job.

(Sorry for stealing your joke, Sara.)

After almost seven years with the “same” company (well, the new company formed by the merger my previous company went through), I decided it was time to move on. It was time to see what else is out there, and I needed a change. Actually, I needed a lot of changes, and I’m getting what I asked for – new address and new job, all in one month. It’s a lot to wrap my mind around, but I’m glad these things are finally happening. Maybe it helps that they are happening at once, so I can feel like I’m really starting fresh.

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Packing up my office. 

The job I’m going to is pretty similar (also in digital marketing), but in a different industry. And of course a different office, new boss, new co-workers, etc. However, given the merger, I went through the whole new job/office/boss/co-workers a year and a half ago, so this change isn’t quite as scary.

Moving and changing jobs brings a lot of changes at once. (Which is why I’m holding off on selling my car right now … I can’t handle one more change, even if we honestly don’t need two cars.) There is risk in change – What if I hate the new job? What if this new apartment/neighborhood sucks? What if we go into debt again? (Hopefully we learned our lessons on that last one.) But I’ve never been one to let the “what ifs” hold me back (too much), because that’s a waste of time and energy. So, here we go. June 2013, you are quite the significant month for me.

So back to this week … I’ve given myself one week off between jobs, which I’m glad I did because settling into our new place is taking a lot of time and work. Right now I’m at a local coffee shop because we don’t have the internet yet, nor have we gone grocery shopping, so we have nothing to eat. (But now that I’ve deep cleaned the fridge, I think we’re ready to put food in it.)

For one week, I’ll get a taste of what it’s like to be a stay-at-home-wife/full-time blogger. Only one day in, and I’m already pretty sure I won’t quit my (new) day job.

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22 Comments on “More Changes”

    1. Thanks! Kind of funny how at my age most people are moving from the city to the burbs [I think you mentioned you will be at some point?] and I’m going in reverse. Oh well!

  1. Life so fresh they want to make a deodorant out of it! I went through a period like this a few years ago, quit my job, did temp work, got married, and had a whirlwind of life issues and a new great job i’m in now come up!
    Good luck with the new job and place! welcome to Chicago Proper! you’ll have to have a blogger welcome drink night!

  2. Yay for changes!!!! Hold onto the car for a little while… sometimes it is challenging to get around w/o a car in the city. (although I try to drive as little as possible, sometimes it’s just the only way to make something work).

    1. I told Robert I wanted to wait at least a month before we decide what to do with my car. We still have “his” car to share. Both cars are paid off, we’re paying for one garage spot and parking on our street is fairly easy (and not zoned). So no rush, other than the money we could get from selling it (which we’re not that desperate for, luckily.)

  3. These are both really good changes, but change is still hard and can still be stressful. It was definitely a good plan to take the week off! I’m sure once you get all settled in your new place, have some more furniture and don’t have to hang around coffee shops/eat out all the time, you’ll be more than ready to start that new job. But it’s too bad you aren’t a full-time blogger, since our “offices” are close 🙂

    1. Oh, and on the 2-car thing…. we’ve shared a car for almost 4 years now, and I’d say there’s maybe 5 times each year that I wish we had 2 cars, but usually it works out pretty well.

  4. Congrats! I love changing everything at once. It’s kind of stressful, but I definitely get an adrenaline kick when my whole life is upside town. And I will look forward to a week of extra blogging!

  5. Congrats on the new job! And the new place. I think the duo transition is perfect, multitasking at it’s finest. Enjoy the week in between.

  6. Yay! I am so excited for you! I can’t wait to hear about the new place (especially what Olive thinks) and the new job 🙂

    We share one car in the burbs and it kind of works. I imagine it would work a lot better there, with public transportation!

    1. Olive is settling in. I think there is a bird’s nest outside of our bedroom window, so as long as that window is open, she is content to sit on the ledge and stare/meow.

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