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25 April 2011

Changes

I know I haven't been around as much lately as I used to be. That may not be actually true, but it feels like I've been slacking on blogging, and, when I do blog, it's not the same as it used to be.

I have a good reason, or at least it feels like a good one to me.

I've had a lot of turmoil lately. My car is still in the shop and it just seems like a comedy of errors to try to get it fixed. We've started talking about getting rid of the car if we ever get it back, because I don't know if I really want to pay another penny on that vehicle--I just paid the car payment, and the insurance and satellite radio payment comes out this week, and I can't even drive the car, and no one seems to be able to actually FIX the car. The situation has degraded to the point where I am referring all calls on the car to Left-brain, since I just get madder and madder every time I talk to them. Left-brain is a bit calmer, but I can see he's getting annoyed too.

Professionally, I've been unhappy. It's not a new issue, but I haven't been able to put my finger on precisely what it was that was bothering me so. There are a lot of good things about my job. I get to work from home, which is a great idea and gives me a lot of time with Left-brain and the dog isn't in his kennel all day. I love my close co-workers. They are very close friends now. I also have a job that makes me feel like I make a difference, and it's interesting. But, when I came down to thinking about it, on one of my epic 120-mile round trips to our regional headquarters, if the only reason I'm staying at a job is so that the dog doesn't have to be penned up all day, it's no reason to stay. I'm Facebook friends with my work friends, so that is no problem, and I found another job doing what I do for my company. I won't be able to work from home, but it's not too far away, no highway driving, a friend works there, it felt like a positive vibe. I start Monday. This week is tying up the loose ends at work. Part of me is nervous and sad to leave the job, but 99.99% of me is overjoyed and ready to bust into this new opportunity.

There may be a period of a few weeks where I don't post as much as usual, while I'm transitioning. Our computer is dying, slowly but noisily. I need to replace it, but not sure how quickly that will be viable. I promise I'll make every effort to keep up!

7 comments:

Annie said...

Changing jobs is always a bit stressful. Hope the adjustment is not bad and you really like this new one.

Stitchinowl said...

Congrats on your new job! It sounds like you are ready for a work change. Sorry to hear about the car troubles. I hate dealing with car service centers. It may be time for you to start thinking about getting another car.
Carolyn

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on your new job. Sometimes change is necessary. Wishing you lots of luck as you settle in and meet new challenges.

kimstitch3 said...

congrats on the new job. You have a lot on your mind and a wedding coming up too. IT will all work out I promise,just take it one day at a time.I got tired of making car payments to my old van at 484 a month and it having issues, I traded it in.IT was a 2005 and I got a new car for 486 a month and it is a 2010,so it only made sense to stop putting money into a clunker,maybe you can do that too.It will all work out and about posting, you post quite often and don't worry about that,if people are your blog friends,they will remain blog friends.k.chin up?

valerie said...

Congrats on your new job. I hope it's all you want it to be! Car issues are so stressful. I just bought a new car and even though I don't have to worry about the car breaking down and repairs; I'm now indebted to the bank for 5 years. Yikes!

April Mechelle said...

Congrats on the new job Rachel! We all seem to know when we are unhappy and need to move on from a job !!! Good Luck and let us know how it is going!!

Carol said...

Good luck with your new job, Rachel--I do hope you enjoy it...

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls