Friday, November 23, 2007

News!

This past week has officially been the craziest week ever. But at least I have great news: I finally quit the job-that-I-hate on Tuesday! I gave them my two-weeks notice so I'll be out of there forever on December 4 (a day after my birthday!).

You have no idea how happy it makes me. I never knew what "hating your job" really meant before working there. I can't believe I stayed there a year! I will miss a few of my coworkers but that's about it. I feel so unbelievably free!

I'm leaving because I found a new job that looks absolutely fantastic. I spent a day there this week and I loved it. So it's promising. BUT (yes, there's a but) it's only part-time. That means that I will have to find some freelance work too (anybody needs a French translator or proofreader?)

It looks like 2008 will be an interesting year. Working part-time means that I'll have a lot of time to knit and blog (yay!) but I'll have no money to buy yarn (or much of anything at all). The good news is that my boyfriend just had a promotion so I don't have to worry about not having enough money for the bills too much, but still, I don't want him to pay for everything so most of the money I'll make will go towards bills, rent, food, etc. I do think it's worth it in the end because I'm pretty sure I will love this new job and hopefully I'll get a full-time position someday (I just don't know when, it could be months, or years, you know?). But no new yarn sucks, especially since I don't have that big of a stash. Oh well.

My birthday and Christmas are coming up and I'm pretty sure I'll get *some* yarn money, so hopefully I'll be able to buy enough for a sweater. Then it's going to be a "knit from your stash" year!

7 comments:

Knitting Mama said...

Congrats on doing what you want! And there is nothing wrong with knitting from your stash! (Maybe I should too!)

Jennifer said...

Congrats Caroline! A few years ago I quit a job that was making me sick (literally) and I haven't felt better since. Good for you!

~Jo~ said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy that you are quitting the job you are hating. Here's to many happy days of blogging to come! :)

Tara said...

Congrats on the new professional opportunities. I'm sure things will work out great.

kate-the-enabler said...

I want to add my congratulations - it's good to know you're leaving something that makes you unhappy behind. Yay!

Karine said...

Félicitations! J'espère que ce sera du temps plein assez vite.

LotusKnits said...

Congrats! It always feels great to leave something that makes you miserable. Best of luck in the new venture!