Holy shrimp on a stick, I don’t have a job anymore.
Yesterday was my last day in the office, then I worked from home today to tie up some loose ends, and I’m staying on freelance to work on some big projects, but as of about an hour ago, I’m technically jobless. Holy crap.
My co-workers were amazing on my last day. They showered me with kind words, a beautiful gift and a ton of (healthy!) snacks. They even got me a giant bowl of Cheddar Bunnies! It was a really sweet way to say goodbye.
It’s a good thing they got me healthy snacks at work, because Craig and I are celebrating with the aforepictured champagne plus pizza and cheesecake. Ha! Healthy balance, right? And, of course, I’m not the only one celebrating. Craig’s last day at his job was yesterday! He starts a new gig in a few weeks, but tonight, we celebrate and revel in our joint joblessness!
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t pretty sad driving away from Bloomington yesterday. Our jobs were really our last ties to that wonderful, amazing town. We’ve both loved being Bloomingtonians, and we’re excited to see what it’ll be like to come back to B-town as visitors now instead of townies (because you know we’ll be back to go to basketball games and visit friends!). I definitely got a little misty as we drove away for the last time. When we moved, it was different because we knew we’d be coming back to Bloomington each week for work. But this, this feels very final.
As sad as I am to be leaving Bloomington, I feel so fortunate to have been given this opportunity to pursue my dream of being my own boss. Leaving a stable job is a huge leap of faith (read more about my plans for my newfound “free” time here), but I’m feeling good about my chances of making it in this big ocean of opportunity I just tossed myself into. Sink or swim, right?
It’s amazing the doors that have opened since I announced I was quitting. I now have enough work to carry us through comfortably for a few months. Work that wasn’t even on the horizon a few weeks ago. Not to get all new-agey-touchy-feely on you guys, but I truly believe that I opened myself up to the universe and all it had to offer, and the universe rewarded me for my trust and hard work. It’s absolutely incredible how things just work out sometimes, isn’t it? Thank you all so, so much for your support. You are just…the best group of people in the entire world.
Anyway. Enough of this mushy-gushy stuff. I’ve gotta go pack a suitcase! We’re up early tomorrow morning to jet off to Canada to visit with Craig’s family.
Holy crap. I’m a jet-setting, jobless person!