The decision is made and the news is out. After months and months of contemplating, random discussions every now and then, and eventually some raw numbers in an excel sheet, we have made a decision. In the end, making the decision was easy as we were staring at the numbers in the excel sheet. Financially we’re better off if I stay at home with the kids, not to mention the other benefits such as getting to spend more time with them.
So a couple of weeks ago I had a chat with my manager and handed in my notice. I will finish work in two weeks. Wow…
It’s a strange feeling. I’m sad in a way, because I’m not leaving because of the job or the people I work with. Granted, the end of last year was tough at work, but I do (did?!) like my job. On the other hand, I’m really looking forward to spending more time with the “crazies”. To get to do things with them, not only at the weekends but every day. I feel a great sense of relief. The decision is made, it’s time to move on.
I am also excited about another opportunity this will open up. I will be able to get back into teaching dance and fitness classes in the evenings. It’s something I love doing, but had to stop after I returned to work from maternity leave. There was enough to do with two small kids and a full time job and I wanted to see my kids at least in the evening, if only for a few hours.
But now it’s time to relax and get ready for the long weekend. It’s a gorgeous day in Ireland and Easter is already knocking on the door, I hope you get to spend it with your loved ones!