Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Change is a'comin'

So it's official.  I've given notice at work, and will be finishing up in a month.  It has been a great job for the last almost seven years and I've learnt a lot. So much, in fact.  I've had lots of great experiences, and met lots of really interesting people.  But it's time for a change and I'm really looking forward to it.  My lease is also up around the same time, and I've decided not to renew so I'll be moving house too.

What's next you ask?

I have absolutely no idea.  I don't have a new job yet, and haven't really applied to many jobs.  I'm not even sure what I'd like to do next.  I realize that's not particularly responsibly - especially since I'm not a woman of leisure who can just afford to holiday for a month in-between jobs.  But at the moment, I'm just so excited with the 'being finished' part, that I'm having trouble focusing completely on the 'starting again' part.

I have dreams of taking off for a few months and traveling the world in-between this job and the next, but the funds aren't really there, so it will probably (hopefully) be a matter of finishing, taking a week or two's break to move house, and then starting a new job.

But that's okay, they say change is as good as a holiday, and I am very much in need of one!

So here's my questions for you:

a) What do you think I should do next?  (honestly, any suggestion is likely to be considered.  The other day I spent a happy half hour thinking about just how casual and stress-free and utopia-like it would be to work as a Sandwich artist at Subway)

b) If you've ever made any huge life changes and they've turned out good or bad, I'd love to hear them.

Four (and a half) weeks to go!!!!

xo Tammy


  1. Come and stay with us!!! Perfect opportunity to visit :D

    Do something that will make you want to jump out of your bed every morning. Should be a happy job!
    Or maybe study?

    Nah, come visit us :D

  2. My favourite life change so far was when I quit my job and we moved overseas with nothing really planned or jobs to go to! It felt amazing and liberating!

    I'm so happy for you that you get to change things up :) I too seriously dream about working in a retail job just for something out of the blue and random and non sitting on my butt all day :) You could always do some temp work in the meantime till you decide. That's like changing jobs weekly!

    Good luck! xo

  3. Woohoo :) well I'm glad for you!
    Hmmm... I see you as an amazing teacher :) and I think you'd like that. But then you'd have to go and study - which incidentally you love doing :)
    Ooh, and THEN if you study next semester and I go to uni and do a subject or two to finish my degree (which I think I'm going to do) we could be teaching study buddies!! Yay :)
    Sounds like a plan Stan ;) xoxo

  4. I'm with Stacey - one of the things I'm most proud of in my life is going over to England and having all my plans of job, accommodation etc fall through, but then being able to figure it all out. Plus there was the whole "living in England" thing and being able to travel and stuff like that. If there is any way you can do that I'd highly recommend it :-)