Monday, December 1, 2008

Goodbye corporate world, hello life of domestication?!

As of today, I'm no longer employed. Yesterday was my official last day.



It really hasn't hit yet that I am not going back to my job. I feel like I'm on an extended Thanksgiving vacation.



I think I'll be ok for a short time. I have a list of things I want to get done. But to be honest, I'm not wired to be a "homemaker." Some people are, and I think that's great! But I am not one of them. I know myself, and in about a week I'll start getting that itch...that need to get back to an office, with lots of deadlines and tight schedules.



Usually, I'd limit my vacations to a week at a time. At one point, I took two weeks off at once. And after that first week, I started to go stir-crazy. I wanted to get back to work. I missed my coworkers. I missed those deadlines and schedules and structure.



Hubs told me to view this time as a paid vacation. He's one of those people that can just sit back and relax. Unfortunately, I can't. I can't just "sit." I can't just "relax." I'm too high-strung for that. I have to do something, anything. I have to have a plan. I have to have structure. So having this list of projects will be good for me. Though once I'm done with everyone on that list, I know I'll start going a little crazy.



I've always said that if I won the lottery, I'd still work. I love working...I loved my job. I hope I can find another one I love as much, or more. Keep your fingers crossed! I think this time will be a lesson in patience and faith. I hope I pass.



Hubs got a little sassy this morning. He said "So you're going to have dinner ready for me when I get home, right?" He thought he was being funny. I rolled my eyes at him. :) Maybe I will surprise him with supper. We'll see.

23 comments:

ka1t_lyn said...

My mom is sort of like you. She doesn't ever want to retire-- EVER.

I'm the opposite. My goal in life is to be a mother and a wife! :)

Sandy Toes said...

Enjoy this time..you will be amazed that there are deadlines, schedules at "home" too..wish there weren't!
-sandy toes

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

Try to enjoy :) I am like you, I always want to be doing something. :)

Jessica said...

I thought that I was going to be bored with not having a "paid job" but being a full time mommy, crafter and homemaker keep me busier than any job I have ever had! Enjoy!

Sunny said...

I am a mix of liking home and projects and then being on deadlines. Working out of my home would be the best of both worlds for me and I'd love that. I hope you can find a job that you love as much as that one. My girlfriend and I were talking yesterday while we were shopping at Joann's and were saying how nice it would be to stay at home and work on projects that we really want to get done but run out of time on the weekends to do. You get to do that! Yay, you! Hope you'll show us pics of your stuff!

Ally0005 said...

I had to laugh at this statement.(I have to do something, anything. I have to have a plan).
That is so me. I have to be doing something all the time and a plan or you bet I have to have a plan.
I haven't worked full time in about 9 years and that is ok with me. I love being home but I so understand your need to work and not be home. I'll be crossing my fingers and saying a prayer when you are ready to go back to work it will not take you 7 months to find a job like it did my DH.

Carrie said...

You will probably be surprised how much you will find to keep you busy for awhile anyway!

Nikki said...

Enjoy your time off, I bet you'll find ways to stay busy.

Our Complete Family said...

You are so funny! Try to enjoy the time at home though!
So, did you make dinner even though he was sassy with ya?!? ;)
Hugs, Les

AJ said...

I've been thinking about you, wondering how the last day was. Keep your head up and do the things you've been wanting to do. You might not have another chance to have this down time once you get a new job:) TRY to enjoy it♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, how I wish I had your energy.
I enjoyed the cute pix you shared on this post. : )

Candy said...

Enjoy your time...what a great time of year to be able to do what you want!

Best wishes!

Candy

Valarie said...

Two years ago, I up and quit my job. I wanted out of the retail (store line) gig, and I desperately wanted to find my 'dream job.'
I too am a workaholic, I thought I would go crazy. I found a job, but the small business started to go under, and I ended up right back where I started -on the couch.
That's what I refer to 2007 as, "The year I spent on the couch." (Granted it was more like 3 months, and I did occasionally get off the couch.)
Look to hobbies, friends and odd jobs. During that one year, I was able to say I was a Vice President of a small (very small) company, photography assistant, cake decorator, freelance writer, and by the end, I was at my new job. It was a pretty amazing ride.
Just know that it will all work out in the end, and you just might learn a few things about yourself that you didnt know.

Shannon said...

I really do hope you enjoy your time off. Cute pictures by the way! :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I hope you come up with some fun projects to keep you entertained! Maybe some sewing!?!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Girl, you'd hate my life. :) No car (stuck at home most days while hubby takes our vehicle to work), can't work (still in the process of getting my proper documentation to work in Canada) and no computer at home. BORING. Though I'd much rather be a homemaker, I sometimes find myself missing having a job. I hope you're doing good. Keep busy. Those pix were great. Take care!

Leah said...

I hope you can enjoy your time off.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I can't wait to hear if you made your husband dinner last night or not! Good luck adjusting to this time off! :)
Carrie

V. said...

I was much like you a few years ago....now I would not trade THE WORLD for another full-time job..!

You can learn a little about me on my blog....
http://www.repurposed.wordpress.com

V.

Cali Girl said...

i think something great will come your way... just take advanayge of all your free time before that happens!!

thanks for the stores that have candy ornaments... i actually think i got a couple of things you mentioned.

i have so much for my little tree now, that there is hardly any room left on it for anything else.. lol.

hope you're having a nice night!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

OH, I was so you a few years ago!! I always said I would work! Then I got pregnant and was done with a capital D! Now I am lucky enough to work part time, but my work is SO flexible, it doesn't feel like work most weeks. It's all meeting with clients and shopping (rough, I know), and I can make my own schedule. That being said, there are MANY days I have considered quitting working all together! You may be surprised with how much you find to do! Especially if you look around blogland too much! :) Why did you have to leave your job, if you don't mind me asking?

Liz said...

Oh wow. I would really love some 'off' time. But I'd probably get so entrenched in the blog world I'd never come out.

I know what you mean though. I need a reason to wake up, shower, stick to a schedule.

Lindsey said...

I am exactly like you! Even on vacation in Hawaii I got stir crazy! What is wrong with me?!