Sunday, April 18, 2010

Unemployed

I quit my job. I walked into Dysfunction Junction one sunny day and gave my notice, telling them that I was making school my focus and I just wouldn't have the time to devote to work anymore. They were sad to see me go, but not angry, and offered me a place to come back to if I ever wanted to. Now it is Sunday evening and I don't have that grudgy feeling in the pit of my stomach. You know what I'm talking about.

I prayed for it. For the moment. For when Jeff would say, "Yeah, Jenny, we can swing this". For not spending my hours in a place that I didn't want to be. Now, for the first time my hours at school will be spent on a specific matter that I've invested myself in. I'm working towards a career and not a job. I'm so filled with purpose right now that it's a surprisingly easy feeling to incorporate into my life. I'm happier spending time with the kids, more patient as a tackle whatever incredibly important thing that they need me to at the moment, knowing that all my time will be distributed between things that I WANT it to be.

It's funny looking back on all the wants I've wanted this past year. There were some job opportunities I prayed for (begged God for is more like it) that didn't pan out. Now I see why. I wouldn't have been able to have those jobs and go to school. It's like I say "A-ha!" and a voice says "see?".

So I quit my job. Ever the Jenny I of course took off two weeks before summer semester starts. I need to have a little time off. Right?

3 comments:

Brooke G. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can only imagine the weight that is lifted off your shoulders!

Jen said...

Yes! You do need time off. I am so happy for you. I am also unemployed now, the agency closed last week, and I could not be happier about it. Also I am so impressed that you are going back to school, it sounds like you are in a good place mentally and I am sure you are going to do a great job! Maybe you'll actually have time to blog, too. :)

Jenny said...

Thank you! As a matter of fact I need to dust off this ol' blog and freshen it up. I've stuck it in the back corner for long enough!