Tuesday, May 19, 2015

living the dream, or how I quit a job

Remember when you were little and someone would say "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and their were endless possibilites?  I really wish I'd thought about that a little harder.

I recently quit my last job in a rather fabulous fashion...going out the way you see it in the movies.   I was only there three months, but it was a very long three months.  On a Tuesday morning I sat down with my manager and gave my notice.  True to her haughty nature she responded with "Well, I'm not surprised...I saw this coming." and we went about out day in a polite but very awkward way.  Her response really irked me though...like a lot.  Why should I give her two weeks?  She was prepared for me to leave, right?

The next morning I sat at my desk when she came in with a stack of things for me to work on for the next two weeks.  In that moment, I knew I'd had enough.  I looked her in the face and said "No, I think I'm going to finish up what I already have here and call it a day."  She nearly blew a fuse! "WHAT!?...You're leaving right now? You're just going to walk out the door??!!"  Now, that is not what I had planned mind you, I was going to finish out the day and make sure my desk was clear...but suddenly something snapped and I said "Okay." and began shutting down my computer right then and there.  It felt glorious.

Life really is too short to be unhappy.  I may struggle through the occasional bouts with depression, I may need to sometimes check in with a therapist but I will not suffer day in and day out in a job that makes me miserable.  I am not sure what is next (I didn't actually have anything lined up - job wise); I'm just taking this one day at a time. 

Any words of wisdom out there?  I'd love to hear from you.
Cheers ~ Tam

Sunday, May 17, 2015

my break from blogging

I took a little break from here when I started my new job in February.  Not so much because I wanted to take a break, it just turned out that the job demanded a lot of hours and the last thing I wanted to do at the end of the day was to look at another computer screen. 

I have some time on my hands now though (more on that later) and I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things.  Long story short, I've missed this. 

Hoping you'll stay tuned.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's weekend

This morning I woke up and went over to Luxe Salon in Glendora to visit my long time hair-stylist Lisamarie (instagram account here).  I decided to go darker...you know be all grown up.  I don't know if I love-love it...yet.  It'll grow on me though (heehee).

Later, I checked in on the pups that I was dog-sitting this weekend.  I took Mitch with me; poor little guy-he's for sure an only child and just doesn't know what to do with a dog running circles around him. Mitch is the squishiest little Valentine I could ask for.

Maybe it's not much of a Valentine's day celebration....but I'm looking forward to all the half-priced candy tomorrow!!

Cheers and Happy weekend all!