Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Time to live..

Almost two weeks ago, I asked you to help me pray about a big change in my life.. I want to thank you, first and foremost, but I also wanted to shed some light on this big change.  For the past two years, I have worked at a local bank.  The work is relatively easy, and MOST of the people are very enjoyable to work with.  The pay is horrible. I worked there my last year and a half of college, so the pay was acceptable until I graduated, went full time, got promoted, and the pay only increased by a quarter. Yep, you heard me. A quarter.  There have been a variety of other things that caused me to get really fed up. 

I majored in Marketing, and I have been trying and trying to find a job where I could use my degree to no avail. Turns out I don't have enough experience because all I have ever done since high school is banking. It's been very frustrating. 

Things have happened at work lately that have just caused me to be completely and totally over it. I don't mean to complain, I really don't, but lately the small salary I was making just didn't seem at all worth the frustration. So.. Last Monday, I put in my two week's notice. I was really nervous about it, but now that it's done, I feel great.. I can't even begin to describe to you how much of a weight seems to have been lifted off of me. At first, I was worried that people would think I was lazy because I don't have another job lined up. I'm going to be a homemaker until I figure out what I want to do with my life. With the exception of one person, whose words were, and I quote, "Didn't you just graduate from college?" (talk about making your blood BOIL), everyone has been really supportive. Now I don't care what people think. As long as my husband is behind me, which he is, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

We are at a place financially where we can afford this. There are things I want to do that I can't do while working a full time job. I want to explore my options and see what life has to offer. I want to find something that I am passionate about. I want to do something that makes me feel fulfilled. Life is too short to be miserable. I'm ready to embrace life and live life and love life. 

And that's exactly what I plan on doing.

Have a happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of you, Ashley! Life is entirely too short to slave away at a job that you're not getting much out of. Honestly, my dream is to stay at home. I love teaching, and since I'm single, that's what I'll keep doing as long as I need to. One day, though, I would love to be able to stay at home. I know you'll be a wonderful homemaker and I can't imagine how much relief you're feeling. Keep enjoying it, girly!