Monday, August 01, 2005

BIG news

Example

It’s here... (although it looks awful in this picture! I need a new camera.) The couch we ordered all the way back in April is finally here! It is such a strange process to order a piece of furniture, dream about it for 14 weeks and then have it appear and look totally different than how you remembered it. Actually it doesn’t look that different, the color just looks different. I was thinking more off white and it’s a bit more yellow. Surprisingly it matches the color my mom and I selected for the fireplace really well.

It’s not as comfortable as I remember…but good enough, at least it’s deep. When Andrew sits in it he looks huge and the couch looks like it was made for midgets. Bob says it looks like a couch that would be purchased by people who know what they are doing, because he would never know where to buy a couch like that. I guess that was a compliment?

Now really, the “BIG news” is not the couch.

Today I submitted my resignation. I have 2 more weeks left in corporate America!

I feel relief and terror! It has actually been really nice today. I have gotten many, many well wishes; “I’m proud of you”; “Follow your dreams” and it has felt good to finally be able to tell people and see and hear their excitement for me. I needed that.

Last week was ROUGH. I was on my very, very last nerve. Insecure, fragile, overly sensitive, doubtful, sad, scared, etc, etc… Andrew is the most patient, calm and understanding human being on the planet! If it weren’t for him this transition would not be possible. Thank you, Andrew.

And a SUPER big thank you to all of my friends who have been gently pushing and supporting me through this decision over the last 6 years. You all have incredibly strong shoulders! And I am blessed to have friends with such big hearts.

So… now that the worst is over (what I hope is the worst at least…) and the decision is made I will hopefully come out of my depressed hiding and get on with being excited and busy. There has been lots going on in the house and lots of things to share so stay tuned.

4 comments:

CrabbyPants said...

I am so very proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Many of us are proud of you (and probably a little jealous - because we took the comfortable route and didn't have the stomach to take the risk). So, go for it and don't look back. Lots of people are happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Many of us are proud of you (and probably a little jealous - because we took the comfortable route and didn't have the stomach to take the risk). So, go for it and don't look back. Lots of people are happy for you.

Alex said...

Good move...that takes balls! Ok so confession: I had no idea you wanted to quit and what are you planning on doing now?