Tuesday, July 10

i quit my job today


I have been putting off that call for a good while.  I knew I had to do it, I wasn't feeling regretful of the decision, it just seemed like it would be so strange to actually.. officially say those words...

So I called my current boss this morning... and said those words that part of me has been dying to say for years.. I am not coming back.  There was no shock or even surprise... he knew I had twins and knew that priorities can change, just like that, once babies enter the picture.  I never actually worked for him so it was kind of strange.  It started out with an awkward so... how are you... then I dove right in... threw in some how are things going questions for good measure and then it was done.  Five minutes to end four years.

free... that is the word that I thought of immediately.

yes part of me... a small rather materialistic part of me is frightened... just a little... because this will be a change for our family financially.

but I will be with them everyday

the rest of the day I spent thinking things like...

ashley : 1, hierachy : 0
happiness : 1, mind numbing work : 0

god I wish I could turn back time and tell myself that everything will really be okay... and that I should have believed Andrew when he told me that it would work out... because I stressed and worried for months over this... because I knew the minute I saw our girls that I could never go back

so, so long corporate world, hello to freedom... and days and days and days of time... with my girls

by TheLightFantastic

19 comments:

  1. Congrats. I currently have the countdown on for back to work and have mixed feelings about leaving my twins to head back to business. It's a decision I think about all the time, but I've decided to try it just to see come September. I'll be looking forward to reading about year two at home with your girls goes for you!

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  2. congratulations! I hope that you can relish in these emotions, and look back on both your work, and your decision to leave work with fondness.

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  3. Well done, I am already thinking about what I am going to do when my year is up. I would love to make the same decision as you but I am not sure we could swing it financially. Anyways, congratulations!

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  4. Congrats! So glad you feel at peace. Enjoy the time with your girls!

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  5. very cute post! Congrats on making the big step :)

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  6. Congratulations :) I wish I could just stay home but that won't happen for a few years at least.
    Funny you should write this today, I have been thinking lately about when my leave is up and probably will leave my current job for something part time and evenings so I can spend the days with my lo. If I have to work I'd rather it be during a time he is sleeping.

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  7. Congratulations! Since we recently relocated I've unexpectedly left the work force and am enjoying the change. It's not where I thought I'd be at this point but it is as you mentioned somewhat freeing and it's wonderful to have the time & flexibility to do things with my little one.

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  8. Woohoo! Congrats :) Let the fun begin (or continue I should say!)

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  9. I can just feel the freedom bursting from you in this post, and I'm so happy that you are able to spend your days with your sweet girls.

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  10. Congratulations! my mom stopped working and stayed at home with me till I was 5, even though we certainly could have used the money of her working. I am so glad she was able to be with me! And glad that you will be able to be with the girls all the time now too!

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  11. Congrats! It must have been so empowering to tell your boss to tell your boss you quit. It sounds like it was the very best decision for you. You seem relieved and happy.

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  12. Congrats. I am so glad you got your happy ending!!!!

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  13. Congratulations!! I'm so glad you are happy with your decision. :) It must be wonderful to have that weight lifted off your shoulders.

    It sounds like you and Andrew have things figured out and I feel confident in reassuring you that things will be great.

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  14. SUCH a good decision! I have never been so happy as I am now as a stay at home mom! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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  15. I've been thinking about the same thing for about two years now. The bureaucracy has been stifling. I'm so happy you're in a place where you can do this, and I hope that in a not so distant future, I will be too!

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  16. Good for you! Life at home with twins is way better than work anywhere!

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  17. Just saw this - congratulations! It's so hard to say the words but the weight falling from your shoulders feels nice, doesn't it?

    The materialistic part of me was terrified to do it, but it ends up being less of a big deal than I thought it would be during all those sleepless nights.

    Yay!

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  18. I just found your blog and got a real flashback from this post. I remember the day I quit my job 8 years ago so well, and it pretty much went down as you describe. Something I was agonizing over for so long was just over in all of 5 minutes. Best decision I ever made, though, for myself and for our family. Of course, I was lucky to have this choice. Enjoy your new career! As you know by now, I'm sure, it is not an easy job.

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