Hello, 2015

Jan. 7th, 2015 09:52 pm
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Man, 2014 was a shitty year for me. Nothing hugely bad happened, but work has sucked at an identity crisis level.

It's fitting that I turned in my two weeks' notice on the last day of 2014. And it has been INSANE the last several days. I quit at my job without having the next thing lined up. It just got to be too much - I had a massive anxiety attack at work. And so I knew it was time to be done - it was unhealthy. I just couldn't keep it up. I called my mom, bawling my eyes out, still having the panic attack, and that was it. She finally said what I needed to hear: That this job isn't worth it.

So the next day, I turned in my letter of resignation. The next day happened to be New Year's Eve. I set off some kind of crazy chain reaction. I had a great New Year's Eve out with friends (so great I overindulged, then had to stay at Kim's while Roxanne snored on the floor), and then a pretty good New Year's Day. Then, I got called in for an interview at one of my favorite cafes - Nina's.

I had the interview on Saturday, and walked away within half an hour with a job offer. Matt and I celebrated by ordering Chinese food and watching a silent movie together.

And this week has gone by in a blur - I've been very busy with work, wrapping up loose ends, and yesterday Matt and I took our parents out for dinner. So yes, this has been a very intense week. I was supposed to meet up with Natascha for dinner, but it would seem that she was feeling under the weather. This turned out ok, because I haven't done laundry in an embarrassing amount of time, and Matt was feeling a bit neglected. It was good to just come home and make dinner with him. It's been too long since we did that - more of that.

It's a good thing - I'm going to have a breakneck couple of weeks. I won't have another day off until January 19. That's ok, I suppose. I did just have a bunch of days off in a row, and the new job at Nina's will be completely different from my job at the neighborhood org. Even still, I'm feeling just exhausted. Friday will be the worst - I'll work a full day at WA, then go to Nina's at 5. Thankfully, I told Marian I'll be working from home on Friday, so I won't have to deal with being all dressed up and being in the office.

She's been strangely good to me lately. I think she has some kind of respect for me. Perhaps I shouldn't be suprised by that.

Something else that's really surprised me has been the outpouring of support from people I know about the moves I'm making in my life. Once I'd told the board that I was leaving, and once I'd started to tell volunteers, I did a big facebook post about the fact that I'm leaving this job. I got just about 70 "likes," and 25 comments in support of the decision. I've been framing it as time for me to finish writing the novel while I wait to hear back about grad school, and everyone is really supportive of that.

I just ... blown away. Very much blown away.

Ok, and now the tired is really starting to seep in. I need to get some sleep - it's very important that I get sleep these days.


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