Changes Afoot!


I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I was planning to continue working both part time jobs while going to grad school full-time. Originally I had planned on quitting one job but this summer I got a little anxious about letting go of one of my safety nets AND my schedule was such that it seemed I could make it happen. This week I had two school orientations that made me really re-think that plan. Also my husband has really been urging me to NOT take on more than I can handle (this is a recurring problem — I take on too much and then really burn out and have to regroup and then it starts all over again). The end result of all this is…I turned in my resignation to the library yesterday. I have been a librarian for 12 years. It’s so weird to no longer actually be one professionally (well, in two weeks it will be weird). But I know this is the right decision. A ton of stress just fell away and I could see how I was getting snappy, sharp and generally unpleasant to be around while I internally worried over how to handle all that was going to be on my plate. I definitely need to give my all to school — a career change and grad school are kind of worthless if I’m not willing to put everything I have into it.

The good news is that I will have a bit more time to do things around the house and pursue some of the DIY activities that I enjoy. Of course, they’ll be even more important given that my income will be reduced somewhat. The other piece of good news is that I will have weekends off — ALL the weekends OFF! –, something I haven’t enjoyed in a very long time. I’m really looking forward to that!

That’s the state of things around here. Just wanted to fill you all in. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Changes Afoot!

  1. Laura! That’s great news! I have to confess that I was wondering how you were going to handle all of this, especially when you said that your only day off was going to be Sundays. This is great and I’m glad for you that your husband is so supportive! I don’t think there are enough exclamation points in this comment so here are some more!!!

    1. Yes, I am so relieved!! I was focusing on keeping the extra $$ in our hands and not thinking about the time I’d have to spend actually studying as a student. I am so, so, SO happy about this. 🙂

    1. I think so, too! I am definitely looking forward to the fall now, as opposed to slightly dreading it.

    1. Yes!! I haven’t had regular free weekends in years and years, so this is really quite novel and fun!

  2. Change is always kind of scary at first, but it sounds like you are embarking on a great adventure. Congratulations on starting school….and weekends free — that is awesome.

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