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Friday, July 24, 2009

Turned the corner

YESTERDAY I RESIGNED from my job as editor and web manager at the city magazine where I have worked for six years, with the company where I have been employed for 10 years.

Whoosh! The winds of change are definitely upon me now.

Like my dear friend said: "The dream is becoming a reality."

I tried to do it all. I actually did it. I did it quite well, too. Now I want to do school and my internship in a healthier way. I want to have some more fun with it. I want to put more into it as opposed to slamming it.

I'm not naive. I will still be doing last-minute, late-night work. I hope not as often, though. And, most importantly, I won't have to work, too.

School will become my work for the next year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I resigned yesterday at 3 p.m. and I felt calm and at peace. Good sign, eh? Gone was the anxiety of anticipating the action. Another friend of mine said: "It's not so much that you are leaving, but rather you are beginning..."

I woke up this morning feeling lighter. Since I have Fridays off, I did some morning journaling ("morning pages" for those of you who've read "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron), took a long walk in the neighborhood, and now I am contemplating lunch.

My other hope is that I will blog more regularly. I want to hear from you along the way.

With this huge step, I feel even closer to my dream of becoming a social worker. Woo hoo!

--Ms. T. J.

1 comment:

  1. You did it, TJ!  I'm sure you must feel relieved.  I think you'll find that you'll be able to focus on school and social work in a whole new way this year.  What your friend said is so true...you are just beginning.  And of course, everyone who reads this blog will love hearing from you more often.