Tuesday, July 24, 2012

saying goodbye...officially.

Someone pinch me, I have to be dreaming.
I walked in to the place I have worked for the past 15 years yesterday, and quit.

I always hoped it would someday be my turn to stay at home with my children. I dreamed it would all work out for us, but I am not sure I ever believed it would. Good thing Paul always believes.

Yesterday my dream became a reality.

I walked out of that building a free woman, feeling like a huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. I came home, and told Savannah I never had to go to work again...and she jumped up and down. When I was putting Sabrina to bed last night, I was excited thinking I wouldn't miss her bed time Monday through Friday like I did with the other two. I can't count how many times I told Paul thank you for making my dreams come true...that guy of mine is a keeper.

That place I went to for the past 15 years had a lot of memories, a lot of inside jokes, and more drama than I would like to admit.

I made a lot of really good friends, including my BFF. These people came to my wedding, visited me at the hospital when I had babies, helped us move, and delivered furniture when I bought it. We have gone on double dates with my coworkers and their spouses...and they have become my friends too. I have watched people quit, and have been sad when I have lost touch.

What it all comes down to is, I have more good to say than bad about this place I worked half my life at. I was able to support my little family when we were dead broke, and my house is filled with beautiful furniture I was able to buy because of my benefits.
I don't think that people thought I would ever quit...good thing I was able to prove them wrong. This new gig I started today is better than anything I have ever done.

7 comments:

Amy Searles said...

I'm so happy that I was able to meet you through that good ole' place (even though I never worked there). I felt the same way when I officially working at the UofU after working there since I was 14! 10 years was far too long. Can't wait to hear about your new adventures in your dream job..

Emily said...

My heart is so very happy for you today. I can't even tell you.

Cal said...

so happy for you. You will love it. Now we can have playdates!

kendahl said...

Congratulations! You will love being at home with your adorable babies, and they will love having you there. I'm so happy for you!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Blessings on you and your family as you begin this new phase of your journey!

Vanessa said...

I didn't know you met BFF there! That is cool!

Jerilee E. said...

I am just so happy for you! Hard to leave someplace after 15 years, but so excited for you to be living your dream! Your new job will be the best one yet :).