Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I QUIT MY JOB

I quit my job on Saturday and for the last two days I've been stress eating.  This morning I woke up and said, "I'm done.  No more stress eating.  Made my choice, time to move forward."

And that's just how I feel right now.  Ready to move on.

Am I still stressed about leaving my paycheck behind?  Absolutely.  But when I got home on Friday after 10 hours in prep, I was banged up.  Tim said he wanted me to quit, because he didn't want me to hurt anymore.  I fought him a little but by the next morning I handed in my two weeks.

I don't know how it's all going to work out.  Thankfully, my car passed inspection and we don't have to get another car.  Which is good because if we had to spend more money right now, I'm pretty sure my head would pop off.

So that's where I'm at today.  Quit my job.  No new job ready.  No stress eating allowed.  Time to get healed up.

Meanwhile, Tim says we'll find a new job for me once I'm healed up, but until then he wants me to take advantage of the time and write, bake, cook, and coupon. 

He is the best husband in the history of ever.

48 comments:

  1. Wishing you all the best! May a much better job come along for you that will not cause you so much physical distress.

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    1. Thank you Debra and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. That's awesome, Ivy! There is a better job waiting for you. And if your husband says don't work right now, take advantage of that.

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    1. That's it too, take advantage of my time. Already started, getting my couponing game ON!

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  3. You had to do what was best for you Whisk!

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    1. Hey, Tim was smushed in my little car today and I told him about you and Big Lee, squished the other day.

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  4. A job that injures you physically is one to definitely leave behind. Rest, heal, and live in the moment. Tim sounds a great guy. :-)

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  5. Good for you, and Tim. My wife quit her job a month ago; we're still celebrating. When the right job comes along, you'll be ready.

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    1. Did she hurt herself as well? Glad things are working so well and that you are still celebrating.

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  6. Good for you! Healing, writing, baking, cooking, and couponing sound like the perfect things for you right now. :)

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    1. I know, it's unbelievable that I get to do this stuff and heal. Very nice. Very thankful. Not going to waste a moment of it.

      Yesterday Tim put the kitchen table in the living room so I could coupon AND watch baking shows. Love that man.

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  7. Good for you, girl! Your health is way too important. Something else will come along; you'll see. In the meantime, your husband is right: take time to rest, heal and enjoy yourself.

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    1. Thanks, Martha. My stress level varies but I haven't reach an 11 since last weekend. I'm at about a 7 now. Low end 7, approaching 6.

      Got myself a new camera card though, that shot me up a bit but now I'm happy we bought it.

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  8. Tim is the best husband in history! What a great gift of healing he is giving you. Take advantage of it and please listen to him. I speak from experience. My husband did the same thing. He wanted a wife who was healthy, not worn out from working in pain all the time. Many hugs to you!!

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    1. Good husbands know. We are lucky chicks.

      Yes, I plan on taking advantage of this time and use it wisely. Writing desk was cleaned off about a week ago or so, so soon I'll be working from there again. Very cool stuff.

      Hugs back.

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  9. Enjoy your time, which you can never get back. Tim is a keeper for sure!

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    1. I could kiss him and marry him
      all over again.

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  10. Way to go, Whisk! I'm glad you can focus on your health for a while. You and Tim both know that I know what I'm talking about with bad jobs. You're better off and you'll find something better that suits you. Just hang on to each other and throw your cares and needs on the higher power relevant to your situation.
    I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Great thoughtful and supportive comment. Thanks Boric. I fix on resting up and writing about it along the way.

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  11. I agree; Tim rocks! Get better soon.

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    1. I enjoyed your pumpkinfest post. Very cool pumpkins.

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  12. Congrats on quitting~ sounds like it was time for a change. Hang in there and hang onto that Tim guy :)

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  13. Yep, you know your health always has to come first! If dropping the job helps then that's the right thing to do. Just hang in there, and be patient for the right job -- it's out there!

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    1. You're right. I do know better.

      You guys have a great weekend gaming. I'm packing snacks for Tim, and sending him out the door.

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  14. You did the right thing in the long run and I gotta give up for Tim, calling it early. The man loves you something fierce.

    I'm sure it wasn't easy to be but you have real skill and talent and you'll find something soon.

    Hmmm...ever thought about blog writing professionally for, say, a foodie site?

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    1. Thanks for the great comment, Alien. I love seeing little Zero there. Very cool.

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  15. Sometimes you have to take a step backwards to go forwards Whisk. Sit back, put the slippers on and relax.......for a couple of days at least!

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    1. I've got two pair of pink
      slippers, on the ready.

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  16. From what you've said in the last few months, it wasn't doing your health or physical condition any favours. You'll get things sorted out and find something that'll be easier on the body.

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    1. Thanks. There's gotta be an
      easier way. But for now,
      just rest, rest, rest, rest.

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  17. Quitting a job is one of the most liberating and exhilarating things I know. Let your mind and soul heal up then dive into the next project.

    It'll work out if your heart's in it.

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    1. I haven't reach the feelings of liberation yet. But maybe once things start improving long-term.

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  18. Well done Whisk, life too short to go making yourself sick like that. XX

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    1. It really is. Thanks.

      PS: More time now for photos.

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  19. What a guy. Take care of yourself. The job market is tough but you can't stay at a job that tears down your health.

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  20. Does this mean that you might use the time to go back to school? Or will you maybe take the same job but part time with shorter hours?
    I will be also looking for a new job in upcoming months, fingers crossed we both find something nice!

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    1. Just focused on healing up.

      Hope you find a new better gig :-)

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  21. Oh my goodness! That's a lot going on! Ummm...I don't know if this is good news or not now, but make sure you stop by my place...

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    1. I won, wow. That's so fun. Thanks bunches. You know, I don't think Lurker ever ate a Twinkie before. Though I'm not for sure on that, I thought I read him saying he hadn't had one yet.

      Fun stuff.

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  22. Hope you find your dream job.

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving and Thanks.

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  23. Im so sorry dear, hope you find an amazing work soon!

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  24. Sorry to hear you are out of work at the moment. I hope you find a job that is less physically demanding. In the meantime cook, bake, rest up and blog! :-) Tim does sound like a great hubby!

    Enjoy your weekend - it is almost here!

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    1. Thanks Christina. Nice to see you here.

      Tim is a good egg. Sadly, he is down
      with Man Flu at the moment.

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