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Changes taking place in my life

Monday, May 07, 2012

After feeling down for quite some time, I realized my job was getting me down, working with a very negative person. I felt poisoned and I'm tempted sometimes to get involved, but not wanting to this time. I also felt more drawn to spend time with my grandchildren on weekends, which wasn't possible with working most weekends. I think since I went and spent time with my son's little family in Hawaii, I realized that I wasn't appreciating the fact that my other kids live closer and I was missing seeing the grandkids grow up. When I did have a day off on the weekend, I was in need of time to exercise of just do stuff by myself or with hubby. But now I feel like sharing that time with them, too. By quitting, I have freed up precious time. If I search for another job, it will be daytime hours in the weekdays. Preferably part time so I still feel like i have time to myself. I don't know how people manage to work full time and not get stressed out.

For now, I am going to spend a bit of time each day working on the book I've always wanted to write about my journey in life having struggled with bipolar disorder. It's something I hope will help others in the same situation, though the most important reason to write about my life is for my own benefit. Just like the reason we should be keeping blogs...to have something to look back at and see how far we've come.

Now that I quit my job, though I have two weeks to finish up, I am not feeling so depressed while on the job. I feel relief and am counting down to the end. I will miss some people, but may keep up with them. I will miss elements of the job and I know I'll probably never find such a flexible situation. My boss always was willing to take into account days we may want off. I could even take time to go to Hawaii in the spring and go to see my parents for a week in the fall. Where in the heck will I ever find another job like that???
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    Congratulations on making the right choice for you. I know you will enjoy the time off with your hubby and the grandkids
    2138 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    Sounds like you know what's important for you, that's what matters the most :-) Enjoy the time you get to spend with your family!
    When you want one, who knows, maybe you will find another very accomodating boss ;-)
    2139 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Hi Lori,

    How wonderful that you are able to leave this job that is no longer meeting your needs and open up precious time with your family. "To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of all." NOTHING beats quality time with the ones you love, and also time alone to take great care of yourself as well. You are very blessed to be able to make this decision.

    If you decide you need to replace this job, I hope you will find something that totally works for your schedule and doesn't bring a lot of stress.

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    2139 days ago
    Congrats on making a difficult choice I made a similar to spend time at home with my childern, I feel the same way how did I work full time and get anything done. Im glad your not depressed anymore and I hope you make the most of your new found freedom. :D Have a wonderful day
    2139 days ago
    It may take some doing but if you REALLY wanted to find another you could? Or if you really wanted to keep that one, I'm quite sure they may make some concessions? You never know until you ask. lol I know exactly about going to visit relatives far away but can hardly make to see the ones that are like 45mins to an hour away from me. I have gotten a little better but I need to make a plan to visit one family member once a month & not rely that they know where I live & visit me all the time.

    God bless you on your journey....

    2141 days ago

    For the freedom from the negative stresses and to open your time to what is truly important to you - WELL DONE!

    Let yourself enjoy that freedom, then visualize and create your idea of what sort of job you want to replace it. The more clearly you know what's important, the more easily you'll know which opportunities to walk away from and which to explore.
    2141 days ago
    It sounds like you are taking care of yourself, which is very important!!!

    Sometimes we have to make that leap of faith before we see the "perfect" solution, praying you take time to enjoy exactly where you are right this minute. emoticon
    2142 days ago
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