Jun 1, 2005

Got a New Gig

Yay, I got a new job! Yay, I gave my notice yesterday! Yay!

I've been quietly looking for something new for about 6 months. A "day job" is my reality right now, at least until we get AshLee through college. And I'm fine with that. What I wasn't fine with was continuing to work in an environment that is growing increasingly toxic. It's sad really, because this used to be a really great place to work. Unfortunately, the current management seems to view employees as a necessary evil at best and an adversary at worst. But enough of the yuckiness of being here, because at the end of next week I'm off to greener pastures.

I don't think it's a coincidence that I got a job offer on Friday afternoon and suddenly on Sunday I was able to make an 18" by 22" quilt after 6 months of not being able to make anything larger than a piece of typing paper. Yep, the icky creative block coincides with the stress and uncertainty of the job search. Add in a healthy dose of feeling like a dope for staying in this job for as long as I did and it's a wonder I made anything.

It will be a big change and I'm expecting it will take a while to adjust, but at least I feel like I'm moving forward now instead of being stuck in limbo. Plus, the new job is 35 hours/week instead of 40, so I'll have an extra hour every morning. Yay!


Logan said...

Congrats! Adios to toxicity! Best wishes for a more positive environment at the new workplace, and continued creativity in your off hours.

Caitlin said...

Congratulations - all that creativity energy you've just set free! WHEEEEEE!!!

teri springer said...

The only thing worse than a job with people how poison you (emotionally speaking) is a marriage like that. Guarenteed to suck every drop of energy, enthusiasm and creativity right out of you.

Congratulations on the new job!!


Elle said...

Congratulations! It's always bad to be in a work environment that's so draining. It just affects your creativity so much.

Good luck in the new one!

Debra said...

Toxic environments pollute our psyches. I'm not surprised that it inhibited your spirit. Congrats on the new piece.