I put my notice in at work. As expected, no one is happy to see me go, though everyone is encouraging about my career path.
I originally intended to make as clean a break as possible and have my last day be March 29th. I dubbed it “Very Good Friday.” The way our system works, even though I’m leaving a major vacancy, my position needs to be approved before the hiring process can begin. I notified my boss over a month ago. The position is still not approved. I have great loyalty toward my boss and the people with whom I work, and I did not want to leave them stranded, so I agreed to work on an occasional basis and be available by phone during set hours. This doesn’t really change Very Good Friday, since I will be available irregularly after that. It isn’t the quick cutting of the cord for which I hoped though.
The past few weeks have been filled with trying to refinance our house, work, prepare everything for my exit at work, attend writing groups, and critique for those writing groups. These are taking up a great deal of time. I have not been writing or querying or anything. Next week will be the first chance I get to do these things, and it’s exciting and nerve-wracking all at once.
I am worn down and look forward to having one job. 16 months ago