Not Scarface from Half Baked quitting, but quitting. I’ve hated this job for a long time, and life is too short to spend 40 hours of every week doing work that makes me homicidal. So I’m quitting. I have no idea what I’ll do next. I’ve looked at everything from dog-walker to cheese researcher to ninja. The possibilities are endless. It’s overwhelming and exciting and terrifying. In the best way.
me: I’m just typing up my letter of resignation and am having a freak-out moment.
shit’s about to be really real.
Eric: don’t freak out.
shits about to be AWESOME + .5
me: just .5?? auuuugggggggghhhhh!
Eric: maybe I meant *1.5?
AWESOME AND A HALF.
me: oh. okay…
except i feel like I might vomit.
Eric: i believe in you.
me: i was right. i could send it.
and also whatever the emoticon is for “oh, holy fuck.”
Eric: uh, no idea.
something like that perhaps?
me: exactly that.
I do realize that the economy is kind of in the crapper right now and quitting a perfectly good (albeit godawful boring) job to go find my bliss is probably incredibly irresponsible. I do have those moments of clarity. Fortunately for me though, I have super-supportive people in my world. Ones that remind me that change is active. And good. And scary. And sometimes it needs to be irresponsible. Sometimes you just have to jump.
The new place has come together. There’s art on the walls, food in the cupboards. The smoke alarm has proven itself worthy. Grace has puked in the corner of the living room. Eric has (almost) stopped giving me a weird look when he finds me watching The Golden Girls in my underwear. We are home.
As we were settling in, we found that we had a fair amount of household stuff to buy. We were both all too familiar with the Target trap- go in for Kleenex, walk out two carts and $200 poorer- so we decided to explore the online route. We navigated to Amazon and ordered ourselves 6 months worth of paper towels, laundry detergent, dish soap, etc.
I guess I had thought that we would get monthly shipments of our various wares so imagine my delight when I came home to discover the toilet paper had arrived in bulk!
Naturally, I made a fort.
and Eric (almost) didn’t give me the pantsless Golden Girls look.