I’ve got some rather big news. I’ve just resigned from my day job, with my last paid day being tomorrow.
What’s next? More of what I’ve been doing, only with me doing it better and with less rushing. One of the things that helped nudge me towards this decision is that my daughter is now getting homework. She needs help from a parent to read the instructions to her, to listen to her reading, and to work with her on the assigned learning games. Coming in the door at 5 or 5:30 at night and trying to get dinner done, bath, bedtime, etc. made everything seem rushed. There just wasn’t enough time to do everything properly. I can’t imagine that it’ll get easier in a couple of years when my son has homework too.
Now I’ll be at home during the day. Once I’ve recovered from a bit of sleep deprivation I’ll be able to do the housekeeping that’s been generally left undone, the shopping that’s always been a last minute thing, the exercise that is the first thing to go when I’m busy, and definitely some spinning and knitting which will keep me happy. I’ll have more time with the kids in the morning and after school and we’ll be able to do more fun things together. I’ll be torn in fewer directions.
I’m excited about this rather dramatic change in my life and I’m looking forward to setting up some structure over the next few weeks to make sure I’m making the most of this opportunity.
My daughter seems to understand the change. On the way up to the bath last night she told me that I quit my job and that my job was knitting. I corrected her, telling her that I quit my computer job, but that I would still be knitting. She let me know that that is exactly what she meant: I quit my job, and now knitting is my job. She’s at least a little bit right.