Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I need to spend time catching up on everyone's blogs. I ducked out of the world of weight loss and all you neat people there for a couple of weeks because I was really struggling with my decision to either leave work and take severence or stay and relocate to a new city/state. My husband and I drove to Charlotte NC last weekend to look around - the cost of housing there is SO low compared to what I'm used to here in VA. Anyway - so what does my header up there - FREEDOM - have to do with anything? I'm finally FREE because I made a decision to............... take severence! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted after struggling to make such a tough decision. Its hard to walk away from my salary - and the amazing relocation pkg being offered to me in THIS economy. I am a saver - thanks to watching my Dad's good example - and so I have always put money away. I have enough that I can actually stay at home with only my DH working and we will be fine. In the meantime - remember I'm not being severed until next Fall - I'm going to earn and complete my master's degree since the company will still pay for that also. They also paid for my bachelor's as well, which I am so very appreciative of b/c I know most people go into debt to pay for college! I am looking forward to spending time, beginning later this year, focusing on ME and all the things I love which are my children, the beach, and my hobbies! I plan to be Martha Stewart for a few months and then consider what I want to do next. Maybe I'll start a business, maybe I'll take art classes, maybe I'll take some time playing with my kids by the pool. I'm already realigned and ready to finish losing this weight and incorporating a self care portion in my week of exercising, yoga, and getting regular massages. I am SO excited to start this new chapter in my life and spend my next 9 working months planning my time off!