I’m a few days behind on my post…life has been a bit crazy this week!
1. this week in reading
You guys!!! If you haven’t picked up Illuminae, you need to immediately! I am kicking myself for not reading this book sooner. It is SO GOOD. You can read my review here, but trust me, you need to read this book.
And since I’m in the WORST book hangover since finishing it, I am now reading Gemina and hoping it’s just as good.
2. New Books I’m excited about
I am SO excited about my book haul this week. Especially The Sleepwalker and the Passenger series.
3. fun thing(s) from the week
Hubby and I got a date night on Friday, because my parents had Sunnie for a sleepover. We went out to dinner, and then had a relaxing evening at home where I fell asleep on the couch at 9:00. 😉
4. life happens
So, I resigned from my job this week. I’ve been there just shy of 19 years, having started there when I was in high school. And up until this past year I have always loved where I work and what I do. But there have been some major changes in the business recently that had me reevaluating what I want to do with my life and if it was time for a change. After several months of discussing it with my husband, we decided it was time for me to move on and try something new. Put myself out there and see what else I can do. If I’m going to be working for another 30 years, I should be doing something I enjoy. Because damn it, life is too short! And while I’m figuring out what it is I want to do, I’m going to take some time off to be with my family. We are planning to surprise Sunnie with a trip to Disney at the end of February – I can not wait to see the look on her face when we tell her!
I’ve applied for different jobs, and have had a few phone interviews, but I’m not in a big hurry to jump right into the next thing. I want to explore my options and make sure I’m making the right decision for me and my family. I know that I’m capable of so much more than I’m doing now, and I’m ready to put myself out there. It’s a bit scary, having been at the same job for so long, but I am desperately ready for a change. And if I was ever going to try something new, now is the time to do it! I feel really good about my decision. I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time, and I’m so excited for the future. In the meantime I am going to enjoy this time off as much as I can.
5. looking ahead
My last day in the office is this Friday the 20th, and my friends are throwing a happy hour for me. It will be hard to say goodbye – I grew up at this place and the friendships are priceless. I know I will shed some tears. But I am so excited for what the future holds for me and my family.
The following week my hubby is on vacation. I am really excited to be home with him on my first official week of being a temporary stay-at-home mom. Because of the nature of his job, we rarely get to take full weeks of vacation together. We don’t have much planned really because Sunnie will be in school all week. Maybe a little day drinking. 😉