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!