Long Time Coming!!!
I have been a little MIA in blog-land lately but I have good news to share now!!
I GOT A NEW JOB!
Those of you who know me know that I have been miserable---let me repeat that....MISERABLE....in my current position since it began this past summer. I am not a fan of job hopping but I feel like I gave this position enough time and energy and it never got any better. I am giving my notice today---I usually give 2 weeks but have angled my resignation letter to let me leave this place at the end of this week.
So, I am leaving here and starting a new job in a different section of the meetings/event industry. I am really excited. New challenges and new people. The new office is right down the street from my old office (the one I LOVED) so I feel like I am going to the old neighborhood. This job will involve more travel though it really wont be much; a couple trips a year to the site of that year's annual meeting (my main responsibility). Its a small office so I can go in there and really make a mark pretty quickly.
Being a working mom is hard enough but hating your job makes it so much worse! The past few months I have been grumpy all week long, totally void of any energy, and extremely moody. I will admit----all those resentments to my job took a toll on me and my family. Who wants to hang out with Mommy when she is all stressed out and annoyed after work?! I only get a few hours a night with my little princess and I am tired of it being miserable for us at home. The new position is making my commute longer and I will have to travel a few times a year but in the end, doesnt a happy job situation make for a happier Mommy that in turn makes the entire family much better? I work because there are bills to be paid but I also want to show my daughter that women can be successful in their careers as well as be great mothers and wives. I cant do that if I spend all morning complaining about work or come home each day irritated because of the office.
So, here's to new opportunities and a happier SuperMom!
UPDATE-----Its amazing! Now that I have announced at this office that I am leaving, everyone is stopping by my desk to tell me how sad they are to see me go, what a good job I have done here, etc, etc etc. Well, if you are so damn sad to see me leave, why didnt you give me anything to do while I was here?! Whatever. (((See, the "short timer attitude" has already kicked in!)))