Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sunday drivin'

Phew! I made it through my last day at work on Friday. Obviously.
Everyone was so nice that day. I was so sad to leave; I got in the car and cried as I drove away. I'm not sad about the job itself as much as I am about not seeing all my friends there everyday. But they threw me a great party that night; I had so much fun! My husband took me out to a celebration dinner last night, and so launches the new beginning! I've been itching to get started on organizing my paperwork and all that; but I've been good...I haven't touched it. It's the weekend. And I don't want to mix work with time off. I don't want to start off with bad habits! I've been trying to relax this weekend; while I'm excited about what's ahead I'm also nervous. But it's a good nervous. So I think I'll take a bath today, watch a movie (We got Walk the Line from Netflix), and do my best to enjoy my free time.

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Last Day

Today is my last day at my full-time job! I'm about to go get ready for it--I'm happy, yet sad at the same time. I'm going to miss all of the team at work so much. Everyone there is so great. I won't miss the politics or the red tape; but I WILL miss the people. They are what made the place good for me. I'm having a "goodbye" lunch today and there's a party tonight. I'm so excited! It will just be hard to say goodbye, but I know it's the right thing to do for myself right now.
My free time has been filled with packing my office and finishing up last minute details and also trying to drum up some work for myself. So much happening at once! All thrilling and exhilarating. Now if I can figure out how my taxes need to work this year and all the paperwork I need to organize I'll be all set! Anyway, I'm off to get ready! The next chapter starts today!!!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

New Horizons

This past week has gone well at work! I let everyone know I resigned on Monday. I was scared at first, but everyone has been more than nice. I've gotten so many supportive emails and calls from friends and family. I'm really excited. This week is my last at my current job. I'm definitely looking forward to Friday! Now I just need to get some work lined up. We shall see.
My parents came down to visit us was so great to see them and hang out with them. We are very close; I get a huge shot of extra energy when I see them. They are lots of fun and they offer good perspectives on lots of things in life. I'm very lucky. They have done everything to give of themselves for my brother and me. They've made so many sacrifices so we kids could have opportunities to succeed in life. Most importantly, they always spent time with me. Dad would play catch with me outside, board games, card games, name it. He would take me to nearby golf course and we would wander around tall grass along the road to collect golf balls. It was thrilling for an Easter egg hunt. He even took me shopping for my prom dress. Mom and I would snuggle up and read aloud to each other, she'd watch me go sledding out in the yard in winter, she was always home to console me after a hard time at school during those crappy Junior High School years. She always had and has such good advice and wisdom. We've spent countless hours laughing and talking. Now that I'm older, I can look back and know how lucky I was. We may not have had lots of "things" but I had that time with them. I never felt lonely or bored. We did so much together and that's what I'll always have and remember with smiles. A more recent memory is them going with me to shop for wedding dresses. All the women at the bridal boutique were a little shocked that my Dad was there to weigh in on each one I tried on. But that's my parents. Both happy to help and be involved and help however they can. I was thrilled they were both there to share in that time. Just as I was thrilled they were there for me on our wedding day and gently "gave me away." I can't ever find enough words or ways to say thanks Mom and Dad! I can only wish to be a fraction for my kids of what you are to me.