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.
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.