Unbelievable. Where did the time go?
Also... this Friday, it will be my last day on the job with this company.
So yeah... all the secret talk that's been around the blog for the past few weeks.... here we go.
My last day is in just 2 more days.
I can't believe it. It truly doesnt feel like its real life. But oh, how much it really is real life.
I wish I could say I was quitting my job to go explore the world (or at least Disney World) or I was opening a knitting store, or opening up a dog rescue center... something fun & exciting. But alas - it's just real life pushing me to make a move.
You've all heard me here talk about health insurance for years.... well, at least for the past 10 years when our health insurance was taken away from us at work. It's just been a nightmare - that only has become scarier & more frightening then ever as each year has passed. & when I got my letter from my current insurance provider that they would no longer even be offering insurance in 2018, I knew I had to make a change. Nothing was going to improve sitting in the same stagnant place.
I prayed about it & put my resume out there. & I have to say, I truly feel like God has moved me into a new & exciting place.
I had two prospectives that both were trying to entice me to come to their companies & its so funny because coming out of both meetings with each, I was sure I was going with one & not the other... & God just worked in the smallest - & biggest - ways to totally switch that idea in my head & now, I'm going to the one I truly feel like God is pushing me to.
I'll be working in a law firm - hello, that's new... in their finance department. I'm really excited about it because there's so much opportunity there - for me & for them. When I interviewed, their first words to me were, "You are so over qualified for this position, we dont even know why you're here" - my answer was "Health insurance" #truth... I'm nothing but honest. But after talking with them, they were excited to use my 25 years of experience in the office & accounting department to use me in a whole new way for this position. I think we're excited on both sides about the possibilites.
Change doesn't come easy for me. It never has.
I am the person that cried for a week leaving my 5th grade teacher because I knew I'd be going to middle school & never would see her again. (I could still get choked up about missing Mrs. Miller)
& let me tell you, its tough.... so tough... to think that I have truly grown up at my current job.
I started at this company it when I was 20 years old. I wasn't even dating Ricky at the time. I lived at home with my parents. I was a mere baby....
& I think of all the things that have happened to me during the past 25 years....marriage, family & friends lost, pets lost, new pets gained, becoming an aunt, becoming a Nanny, all the health issues through the years - Lord knows all the dental issues through them too. A lifetime of things that I have shared with the same people. Yeah... I'm just not good with goodbyes.
It's also just scary to start over again. I'm 45... & I'm feeling like a kid starting high school or college for the first day. Will I fit in? Will I catch on? Will I be able to handle a whole new way of daily life? .. it's going to be an adventure.
As for my blog? I'm not even sure how its going to effect it, but I honestly know my daily routine is getting ready to get tossed on its head. I'm not going to ever give up my blog - that's for sure - but I'm not sure of the regularity of it all. We'll figure it out... I hope you stick with me as I settle in & find my footing in my new path.
So yeah.... my last day is Friday... & luckily, I'm taking next week off. I actually had it off for vacation anyways &with my new employer, my new manager is off so they just told me to start the Monday after.... which I'm excited to get that week off to breath, adjust, meet with some friends for lunch, get my tree up... just learn to slowly adjust to my new life.
I've been taking boxes down to my car slowly... it's been boxes of memories going through old papers & pictures & notes & all the small things you collect in 25 years time.
While scared, I'm excited & hopeful to see what the next 25 years holds....
I just know it holds an ease of mind now that I'll have health insurance. As someone who has struggled for 10 years to find insurance, it feels like I've hit the lottery.... truly!!!
Lift a prayer for me if you dont mind - on the transition, on the new job, on all the change....
& Ricky would say for him too ;)
ONWARD & UPWARD!!!!!