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Well, I've done it now! [Jun. 26th, 2011|04:45 pm]
dmmccabe
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I quit my day job.

Monday, driving home from work, I said to Ken, "I don't think I can stand doing this job even one more day..." and he said, "Then you need to go in there tomorrow and tell them you're quitting."

So I did. Wow! My last day will be August 31, and I've already started training my replacement. The college girl that's been helping me with stuff part-time has not been able to find a job in her major since she graduated this spring, and she's already got a handle on doing some of what I do. They offered her the job the same afternoon that I gave notice, and she took it. So win-win!! :D I'm really happy that this worked out so well.

It's obviously a leap of faith on my part, since I don't have something else specific planned. But I have this very strong intuitive feeling something will come up. And I wanted to be free and ready! :DD Yay!! I can't wait for September 1! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: kaalee
2011-06-27 12:19 am (UTC)
That is fantastic; good for you! I'm thinking all good things for you. ♥
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-27 12:33 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!! *hugs tightly* I've been agonizing over this for months, and so obviously this is not the first time I've thought of quitting, but it was hard to make that decision. This time it just felt right to go ahead and do it!! :DD I really appreciate the good thoughts! ♥
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[User Picture]From: purpleink
2011-06-27 01:23 am (UTC)
Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling--to follow the path you feel inside! ♥
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-27 01:56 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear! *hugs tightly* It does feel good! And scary! lol But one of the things I was most worried about, the bit about how quickly they would be able to find someone to replace me and how much that person would need to learn, worked out so beautifully - she starts July 1, so I will have two full months to teach her everything - that I have faith the rest will too. ^.^
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[User Picture]From: kimby77
2011-06-27 01:52 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're happy! Something is always waiting on the horizon, so I think you'll be okay :)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-27 02:01 am (UTC)
I am very happy. Thank you, sweetie! *hugs* The job was with a company I really enjoyed working for and the pay was very good, so it was hard to let go of. But the work itself was beginning to drag me down - it was so not-creative - I just finally felt I had reached that wall where I couldn't do it any more. My brain was shutting down and rebelling! lol

I'm sure I will be okay. :D I'm really looking forward to finding what's out there waiting!

And I'm crossing my fingers and sending you good thoughts for something wonderful to come your way also!

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[User Picture]From: kimby77
2011-06-27 02:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
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[User Picture]From: demicus
2011-06-27 02:17 am (UTC)
Believing in yourself & what's right for you is always a good thing. It's wonderful that Ken supports your decision & believes in you too. I'm happy for you!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-27 06:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon!! I really appreciate that! ^.^ He's always surprising me with his amazing support at times like this. *grin*
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[User Picture]From: snottygrrl
2011-06-27 02:54 am (UTC)
good on you! am so pleased for you ♥ ♥ ♥
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-27 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! *hugs* ^.^ ♥♥♥

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[User Picture]From: magicallioness
2011-06-27 04:28 am (UTC)
Good for you! Life is way too short to waste it on doing things you very much do not want to do. I hope something awesome will come your way very soon... but not so soon that you cannot enjoy your freedom for a while of course :)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-27 06:18 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear!! ^.^ You are so right. I'm sure the perfect thing will turn up at just the perfect time. :DD And I do hope I'll have some free time too. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: vasiliki
2011-06-27 07:35 am (UTC)
I hope you get to do the job you really want - life is too short to waste 1/3 of each day doing a job we can't stand!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-29 01:16 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon! ^.^ You are so right! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: leelastarsky
2011-06-27 09:10 am (UTC)
Congrats! What a sense of freedom you must feel!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-29 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you, Leela!! ^.^ It feels great! lol Now if I can just make it through the next two months.... :P
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[User Picture]From: leochi
2011-06-27 12:00 pm (UTC)
You're so brave! It was the best thing to do - I felt soooo relieved when I decided to quit my office job and to begin teaching. It's the best thing I ever did in my life, it's been 18 years now and I still LOVE to go to work every day. :D

All best to you and may you find your dream job. *squishes*
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-29 01:20 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear. And I'm not really so brave - we don't need my income, though it was very nice to have - but not so nice that I wanted to keep doing a job I was worn out with. That's awesome that you've loved your job for so long! That truly sounds like you've found your passion. ^.^

I hope so! *squishes back*
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[User Picture]From: nenne
2011-06-27 05:12 pm (UTC)
Good for you!

Good luck with finding the perfect job. :)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-29 01:26 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon! ^.^ I really appreciate that! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: etheriaelle
2011-06-27 08:17 pm (UTC)
Good for you! Nothing stifles creativity faster than being where you don't want or aren't meant to be. It's great that you are able to follow that feeling of something better waiting for you. I hope you find happiness in your next adventure.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-29 01:26 am (UTC)
Thank you, my dear! ^.^ I just hope there is an adventure!! lol And it doesn't turn out to be me hanging around the house with nothing to do... but play computer games... :PP There's not even Chihuly at Cheekwood to go to any more! ;-)

But how are you!?! I don't think I've talked to you in ages! *hugs* Hope you are well.
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[User Picture]From: etheriaelle
2011-06-30 04:47 am (UTC)
Well, if you have to hang around the house just give me a shout out. I'm hanging around the house these days myself and there is always Chihuly somewhere. I'm doing much better lately. The knee thing stayed around awhile. Every time I tried to walk very much it got swollen and painful. After it started to get better, finally, they decided I had broken something but it is healed nicely now.

There is always fanfiction to write and your beautiful art to make if you are hanging around the house. I'm trying my hand at writing to pass the time. I am not convinced that I am cut out for it. We'll see.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-07-02 06:35 am (UTC)
*laughs* Yes, there is always Chihuly somewhere! We saw a nice collection in St. Petersburg, Florida last month. There was one piece that had the most gorgeous texture inside the glass, but of course the gallery did not allow photographs. :PP

I'm SO glad to hear that your knee is better!! Wow, that really gave you a bad time!

Hehe - oh, I have TONS of stuff I want to work on. The real question is will I actually do it... And good for you on the writing! I say go for it!! If nothing else, you can just do it for you and have fun with it. ^.^
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[User Picture]From: kathleen44
2011-06-27 10:40 pm (UTC)
Good for you! It must be fantastic beeing free from a job you can't stand. I wish you to find a more suitable job, and all the best *hug tightly*
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-29 01:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! ^.^ It was a wonderful company to work for, and I really enjoyed working there, and had lovely co-workers, but the job itself was something I finally just got worn out with. So it's both sad and fantastic to be leaving. I'm hoping for something more creative next! *hugs tightly back*
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[User Picture]From: dark0feenix
2011-06-28 10:55 am (UTC)
Congrats, dear! It was a brave thing to do. I hope something more interesting will come along. :)

(Just the other day I was wondering how you were doing, so it was good to hear from you. :))
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-06-29 01:35 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear! And as I told leochi, it's not actually all that brave since we don't really need my income. It was nice to have it, but not so nice that I wanted to stay in a job that I was worn out with. Hopefully, something much more creative will come along. :D *hugs you tightly for thinking of me* ♥
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[User Picture]From: kimby77
2011-07-07 02:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for the LJ gift! :D
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-07-10 03:23 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, sweetie! I hope you had a good day! ^.^ *hugs*

LOL - I forgot to switch browsers before I replied, and I was signed is as the mod for hd_fanart in the other. :P
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[User Picture]From: magicallioness
2011-11-17 04:32 am (UTC)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hiya! I know I'm late, but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday nonetheless. Hope you had a great day!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-12-05 06:42 am (UTC)

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Oh gosh - not as late as this reply! I've totally forgotten to check this e-mail lately. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, dear!! *hugs*
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