Thursday, June 4, 2009


The economy is causing a lot of people to make changes, and we are no exception to this.  I found out this week that I'm part of a corporate downsizing.  In the 13+ years that I have been there, I've had 11 managers, 5 different positions, completed my MBA, and had the pleasure to work with more exciting, creative, unique people than I've dreamed possible.  During those same 13 years, I've adopted a dog, met and married Chris, and had two beautiful girls.  

For the last couple of years I've struggled with working vs. staying home with the girls.  I was able to transition to a part-time position which worked really well and allowed me to participate in most of Emma's therapy sessions, have fun time with Julia and take the girls on field trips.  It was a great balance for me while it lasted, but I have to say that I'm really looking forward to spending more time with the girls.  We are lucky that Chris has a job he loves that seems pretty secure for now.  My severance package will continue our benefits for a while and enable us to have Emma's second CI surgery under our existing health benefits, which was my main concern as Chris' benefits do not cover cochlear implants.  

So, in a few weeks I'll be free from work!  I've been working since I was 14 years old so this will be a new experience for me.  I'm going to recharge a bit, enjoy the summer, look into starting the business I've considered.  I'm excited about the new chapter in my life that is about to begin.  I think this change is good!

4 Comments from readers:

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I had no idea you were thinking about starting a business, now I'm really curious! I started working at age 14 as well and even worked a lot of hour during college. Staying at home was a big adjustment for me, but I really love and cherish te opportunity. You will too!

Jenny- Sienna's mom said...

It's great to hear that you have that option to stay home with your girls. I enjoy staying home but still need to find that "me" time every so often. Enjoy your summer and looking forward to hearing about your new business.

Ellen said...

Leaving a job you've been at a long time is hard. I was at my job for 23 years and felt no one cared when I left or tried to keep me. Now I look back on that and they did me a favor. I work at a great place now with a great bunch of people (including a talented LAN Administrator-LOL).

This was meant to be for you. Something special is out there waiting for you. Enjoy the extra time with the girls.

The Calm The Storm said...

You are so absolutely amazing! I truly admire you!!!