First I’d like to get off my chest that my coworker is out of town and he has this GIANT bag of M&M’s and they call to me like candy-coated sirens promising to melt in my mouth and never in my hand. It’s awful, I’ll be sitting at my desk and I will feel like I have forgotten something. So I stop, and think, and then I remember, oh yes, those M&M’s are like 10 feet away. And then I go get some. I don’t even want to try to figure out how many bags of M&M’s I’ve eaten by taking my, “small” handfuls every 30 minutes or so. I moved the bag to the end of his cubicle, but it really hasn’t done much to deter me. But it’s his own fault for leaving that bag out while he is not there to guard it. Right?
And on the subject of cubicles. Yesterday was a really big day for me. Though some of you may have already been privy, Eric and I are moving to Philadelphia next month for Eric’s work. We will be there through August. This is a big deal for a number of reasons, but the biggest being it meant that I had to quit my job.
Now I know I may come across like I don’t LOVE my job, what with all the cubicle comments and pleas for guns, but I know what a good thing I have going here. My job is cushy, they treat me extremely well and even though I don’t ADORE every project I work on, I get paid to write. I mean, they pay me to do what I have been doing for free my whole life! Plus I work at a place where I’m not the loudest one (it’s not easy to find this level of craziness everywhere you go!) and the people I work with are exceptionally hysterical. But yesterday I had to give my bosses a month’s notice. My last day of work will be April 10.
It was really really hard for me because 1. I hate letting people down 2. I get a tad bit emotional and I love my bosses and 3. I have a tendency to share too much information when I am put in uncomfortable situations. I practiced not sharing too much information over and over, but obviously I over shared. With comments like, “Well Eric said he’d get me a puppy!”
I know you’re probably thinking, “But Alison! What will happen to your blog!” But you don’t need to worry. Very fortunately I will be able to continue working and writing for my company, I will just be doing it in Philly. I am so lucky that they want to keep me on some projects. Because I will still be able to bring in some dough, but I won’t have to get a job for five months that would have no doubt interrupted my busy schedule of running, laying out by the pool and sewing ponies. So I mean in theory I quit my office hours, but not my job. So don’t try to come all up in here and take it! The blog will not suffer, it will probably begin to thrive! I have some big plans.
So, have you ever had to quit like a real job? It’s rough man! I’ve been here for a year in a half, that’s not a life time, but it’s a good chunk of memories. On my way to work yesterday I started getting emotional and I was so anxious. Even though I was quitting under ideal circumstances. i.e. I wanted to continue to do some work, it was not MY fault but Eric’s…anyway, I was listening to My Morning Jacket, and it was just making things worse. I knew I couldn’t show up to work crying, or I’d never be able to talk to my bosses, so I turned on Britney Spears. I started to get pumped up and I really let the lyrics speak to me man. And I was like, yes! “I am the ringleader! I call the shots! I’m like a fire cracker, I make it hot!” I was about to go into the lions den and the I remembered, and God bless you Britney Spears…
All eyes on me in the center of the ring
just like a circus
When I crack that whip, everybody gonna trip
just like a circus
Don’t stand there watching me
follow me, show me what you can do
Everybody let go, we can make a dance floor
just like a circus!
And swear to you, this is the only thing that got me mentally ready enough to do what had to be done. So, now that I have shared all of that with you. I am really excited for the change that is ahead of me. I am going to miss SLC so much, but I figure I’ll just stomp the hell out of it during the marathon on April 18th, and then Eric and I will hop in Jet Blue (my car) and make our way to Philly. We’re not quite sure what we’re going to be doing after that. We’ve just thrown all caution to the wind!
Do I have any friends in Philly? Do you have any friends in Philly? Have you ever been there? I haven’t. This is part of the reason why I need a puppy. Oh man! Ok! Well that’s that.
I love you all!
I hope you have a great weekend.