My big girl work life is probably a bit atypical. I don't have a boss to answer to but a board of five members. I never see them. Well, rarely ever. I go about my day without any instruction from anyone but myself. Of course I should note that I have been at my current job for almost 13 years. I have my daily work down fairly well by now. My work days are spent mostly in solitude with little customer interaction and only two other employees working on the property.
In my mind, I have the BEST job ever!
My job has been one of the factors that has created and sustained my married-single-parenting lifestyle. But as of June 1st it will no longer be a factor. That will be my last in-office day at the big girl job. That day I will have to hand over my duties to someone else. Since I have held this position since the beginning of my place of employment's existence, letting go will be a challenging thing...
BECAUSE IT'S MINE!
I feel a little bit like a child who doesn't really want to share and is only doing it because a grown up is watching. Do you remember when your children behaved that way? Well that is going to be me in a couple weeks when I have to train the new hire to take my job....
BUT IT'S MINE!
Even as I read through the growing pile of resumes I feel that selfish child yell out from inside of me that I don't really want to share.
I look out the window and think about what it will mean to not have to go to work any more. The hours of time I will get to spend with my children and not be rushing to work or from work. I won't be squeezing in my runs while quizzing my daughter on her spelling words. What must it feel like to have time? Time enough to not rush in doing everything that you need to do.
In 30 more days I get to find out!
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