Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Beginnings

Some of you know already that I quit my job on December 30th. There were several reasons, some more valid than others, but they all weighed in my decision.

The travel business is very slow right now and I was being pushed into the back office to do bookwork and reconcile credit card statements. It was mind numbing. I also had not received a pay increase in over 16-months (I was still at the rate I started at!).

That may seem picky to some. I should just be lucky I have a job right? I know. But after thinking about driving to Nampa, eating out, new clothes, gas, etc., for what I was making verses being here for the kids and having our household run smoothly, it just didn't make sense to keep doing what I was doing.

I also had a personal issue I was dealing with the entire month of December that ended better than I thought it was going to. I won't go into all the details, but I had a stalker. It escalated the final week of December to the point where the police had to be involved. It was scary and creepy and Jeff wanted to use his new shotgun. Things were tense. I decided I just didn't need all of that and removed myself from the situation. Our boys never caught on to what was happening, and that is how we want to keep it.

So, to replace my meager income, I am going to do substitute teaching for the Kuna school district. It will be an adventure, I'm sure!

May all of you have wonderful new beginnings. Let's put the past behind us and move on. Also....please take down the Christmas stuff! I just can't stand seeing it anymore!


Vix said...

Yay! You are gonna be an AWESOME teacher! Plus, kindergarten kids are so adorable. I'm glad things got resolved with the old job, though I'm going to miss having my personal travel agent. :)

Carnyred said...

Here's to new beginnings, new family, :o) new years, and all that jazz. So glad to hear your good news!!