Thursday, November 08, 2007

I'M OVER IT

It is official. At about 4:30pm yesterday I put in my two weeks notice at work. As those who have been reading for a while know there is a lot that I really love about my job. However, I have reached a kind of stalemate. There isn’t much left for me to learn and there isn’t anywhere left to go. I’ve had my eyes open for a while, looking for the right opportunities and putting applications in here and there. Something perfect clicked and I am so excited about this new chapter.

I’m going to be working for DePaul University in the Career Development department. I’ll be working primarily with student employees and ensuring that they have actual work to do and are both learning themselves and growing the program. I’ll be in a relatively new part of the department so I’ll be able to not only grow myself but help grow the university and the services they offer. It is a wonderful opportunity. Not only that, but they have tuition reimbursement that starts on day one of employment. I have no idea what I’ll be studying but I do know that I will be getting my masters in something. The great thing is that I have all the time in the world to figure it out and I don’t have to worry about the financial burden of changing directions.

Continuing my education is something that I have wanted to do since leaving college, I simply haven’t known how or had the resources to do it. What a day, what a day. I’m going to miss a lot about this crazy place that I work but I guess that is a good thing. Having just hired an assistant for the contract I work on I can leave knowing the work I started is in good hands. I’m so glad for that because I put a lot into my Customer Service class and I wouldn’t feel good laving it with someone I didn’t trust. Come Nov 26th I am on to a whole new adventure. I can’t wait to get started.

1. I know/ I can’t find you/ I go/ sit beside you

2. We love to boogie/ we love to boogie/ Jitterbug boogie/ High school boogie/ we love to boogie/ On a Saturday night

3. Daddy’s flown across the ocean/ leaving just a memory/ a snapshot in the family album/ daddy what else did you leave for me. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 1, Pink Floyd. Identified by Katrina

4. Seven am so it begins again/ One zip favoring familiar silhouettes/ Left whips and chains/ Behind I’m boycotting trends it’s my new look this season

5. You see this kind if chick in every town/ whenever there’s a scene she’ always hanging around/ she’s so naive and innocent/ stares at you with awe/ she’s only 14 but she knows how to draw

20 comments:

Urban Chick said...

Number 2 - I love to boogie (don't know the artist)...but it goes " I love the nightlife/ I love to boogie)

Mom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Brooke said...

Yay Friend! I'm so glad it's official.

Dad said...

I'm so happy for you, congratulations!

Mood Indigo said...

Oh my gosh - congratulations! Sounds like a fantastic move - and a perfect opportunity for someone as intellectual and interested in things as you are - I'd spend some time exploring before committing to a program - and luckily you have the freedome to do so :) Have fun!

Mood Indigo said...

um, and by freedome, I mean freedom...

Katrina said...

You had me guessing either this, or pregnant or getting married.

Congratulations!! So happy for you. You gotta love tuition reimbursement, that's for sure.


#3 Another Brick in the Wall Part I - Pink Floyd

Sling said...

I love it when good things happen to good people!..
I see Mom and Dad are deservedly proud of you..Congratulations!

Danielle said...

Congratulations! This is one heck of an opportunity, you are well deserving this positive change.

Great news!!!!

Monica said...

WOO-HOO
we need to talk

Terry said...

What a great opportunity for you! congrats!

Chatty Knitter said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Nat I'm so happy for you!

:)

Auld Hat said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person! Granted, I don't know you but I like to assume good things about people. Oh I wonder what you will get your Masters in!?!?! That right thar is the most excitin thing in all the land.

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Congrats on your new jobbie! :) It's good to switch things up a bit sometimes, and a new direction in your career path is a great thing to celebrate! :)

Kiyotoe said...

congrats Nat. I know that feeling of wanting "more" and getting out of that complacency.

Good for you.

Are they still hiring? :-)

Urban Chick said...

Silly me...CONGRATS!

Johnny Yen said...

That's great! I'm happy for you. It's a great feeling knowing you're moving forward, isn't it?

RastaManErn said...

I'm late to the party... CONGRATS NATTIE!

Make sure to do a little dance as you walk out the door.

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Good luck on the new venture!

The Doc said...

Wow, I abandon the blogs for a few weeks and I really miss out! Congratulations on the new job; it sounds awesome and looks to be a step towards something great.