Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Winds of Change

I did something pretty big a few weeks ago. I quit my job.

You know, that Job That Defined Me.

In a nutshell, the situation just wasn't working out anymore - not for me, not for them, not for our budget, and especially not for my family. But I'm proud of the work that I did there, and a part of me will miss it.

So that puts me squarely in a place I never anticipated being - CDG of The Hotwheel Hacienda, SAHMomdom. And DUDE... I am tired. It's only been one little week and I fall into bed and sleep like a dead rock. This new position is about twelve times more physical than my previous one, probably because this is a sample of what we do at 8:00 AM:

I'm not kidding about 8:00 AM...

I'm embracing this new job. There are gardens to tend, a house to organize, pools to swim, cookies to bake, books to read, games to play, skinned knees to smooch, and tears to dry. They are only this little once, and soon enough they will push us away, struggle from our embrace, and retreat to other people and places.

I will stay sane thanks to my husband, my friends, and my derby sisters.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't a bit scared. I've NEVER not been employed, at least not in the past 17 years. I'm banking on staying busy so I can stay out of trouble.

Bring it on.


ShredderFeeder said...

You are amazing. I could *NEVER* take that jump, though I fantasize about it daily...

Good luck, and congrats. Your kids will thank you for it. :)

amydc said...

Yay Stephenie! Glad you're getting to stay home. And it is a lot harder than working!

Lori said...

Staying home is really hard. It is the best job in the world but it is also one you never get a break from!

katarinas mama said...

I made the same exact move 6 years ago and I wouldn't change that decision for anything. I actually fear having to go back to work...LOL. But that's an entirely different story!

Hotwheel Hacienda, 2008. All Rights Reserved.|Blog Design by JudithShakes Designs.
Graphics hosted by Flickr.