What an absolutely wonderful day! I accepted a new position in the agency I’m working for. The offer came on Friday, I had a feeling it was coming. I’m not the most qualified, I’m not the most educated, I’m not the most fluent in Spanish… but I had this feeling.
As for the Spanish, well I know two phrases. One will get you to the bathroom and the other will get your hands off of me. Yeah I know, lame right? But.. for some reason they chose me. And I’m utterly grateful. Job security at last.
No more split shifts, no more working in the evenings after work. No more 6:00 am in a snowstorm. No more second job to make ends meet. I breathed a sigh of relief this morning when I met with one of the administrative team. They were sad to see me leave one area of the agency but happy to welcome me to the new position as Office Coordinator.
It was still difficult to make the call to my second employer giving my notice. She said she could understand my choice, was sorry to see me go, but left the door open to me if ever things would change. Very nice.
I breathed a sigh of relief when I made the third call. I needed to take some continuing education over the summer for the old position I had. I had received a scholorship to cover the costs. But I didn’t want to commit to that particular position for two more years, as was the stipulation for accepting the scholarship. The extra education was not going to increase my salary by one penny.
This evening I feel free for the first time in a very long time. Financially safe and free. So I had a lovely dinner on the balcony to celebrate. What a wonderful day!