Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's Here...

Tomorrow's my last day at work. It's bittersweet. I have given SO much to this job over the past 5 years. It has eaten into my family time, and I have lost dozens of hours of sleep due to late night calls and issues. I have fixed dozens of issues without even a "Thanks for your hard work." I give my all every single day.

It didn't matter. They didn't care about my work record or my outstanding performance reviews, or the awards I'd won in the last 5 years. They dropped me, and a few thousand others, because I didn't want to move. Well, I couldn't, really. We won't separate our family for the sake of a job, and Jon goes where the Army tells him to.

Where he goes, I go. It's as simple as that.

I won't miss the job itself - I have said for years that I don't want to be an antivirus administrator for the rest of my life. I won't miss the long hours, the "it's not my job" mentality, the calls at 2 am (even when I am supposed to be on vacation!).

I will miss working at home. It was a blessing, to be able to be here for the kids and work at the same time.

I have decided to take the next couple months to chill, re-group, and spend time with the kids at the beach. I need to think about what I will do next.

I have started networking, but we need to get settled in a new house in a new city before I can start back to work. I'm even considering going back to school for a Master's Degree. For years, I have wanted to be a college professor, and I am really considering pursuing that.

The next few months will be tough - moving, leaving our friends, waiting for our stuff to arrive from Hawaii, new schools, new town, different everything. And no job.

I pray and pray that that will just be temporary. I humbly ask that you pray for it, too.

2 comments:

Krysti said...

HALLELUJAH! On to the best part of life -- two months in the sun with family, friends, and preparation for an even brighter future!

We too will pray! We know that God will answer your prayers at the right time!

Love,
Your Sister-in-Law

P.S. today is our last day of school.... A Senior & Sophomore... :) And the Celebrations begin! :)

Cindy said...

LIfe will work out, it always does. Enjoy your family. One day you will look back and say why didn't I realize how important that time off was if you don't take advantage now.

You are an amazing person, and a hard worker Tiff. Right now is just not your time to work.

Think how easy it will be for you to move this time with no job calling on you!

Hang in there, and what ever your calling is, it will happen. God saw that you could use a break.