Thursday, July 20, 2006

I Have BIG News

I gave notice at my job yesterday.

I accepted a new job yesterday.

I'm done with my current job August 9th.

I start my new job August 14th.

The new job is over 250 miles away.


Last December I was sitting on the couch, whining to my husband about how our lives were at a standstill and we needed to do something. A major change. I dubbed 2006 "The Year of Action." I didn't want to be sitting on the couch in December 2006 wondering why we haven't gotten more fulfilling jobs, started a family, and/or gotten a "real" house. I've been looking for jobs here and there for a few months and finally came across a good match. I interviewed June 30th and got the offer late last week. It's been an emotional rollercoaster for weeks. Last weekend I was scared, elated, weepy, nervous, and just an all around basketcase. I accepted yesterday. Life is going to change in a big way.

This explains why I haven't been able to knit anything challenging lately. It's why my Trekking sock looks exactly the same as the last time you saw it. It's time to do the heel and I just can't get it. Under normal circumstances I would probably be able to figure it out. I've also spent two nights working on the Cable Footies from One Skein. The first time I twisted a cable the wrong way on row 3 and ripped it out. I started over the next day and didn't bother to check the pattern, so I cast on 42 stitches instead of 48. Duh. All that time wasted-I should have just done some organization or purging or whatever. Knitting isn't really relaxing for me if it doesn't work. I think I should probably start a new cross stitch piece and leave the knitting alone for awhile.

I launched into planning mode on Tuesday and my To Do List already has at least 30 items. It's a good thing I have already done a lot of the important stuff, like determining that there are two LYS in the suburb where I'm going to be working. One of my new coworkers wives does cross stitch. Wonder if she's a knitter, too?

I am really excited about the new job. My boss seems really nice. Everyone I interviewed with was friendly and non-threatening. I even ran into a good friend from college while I was there! We lost touch 4 years ago when she had a baby. I am looking forward to catching up with her.

I'm going to be a mess for at least the next month. I have no idea where I'll be living in 4 weeks, if my husband will be there with me yet, what he's going to do for a job, if our condo is going to sell in a reasonable amount of time, etc. etc. etc. AAAH!


Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow, BIG news! I guess there won't be any Last Saturday Knitting groups for you in September! Congratulations. I'm sure when all the dust settles, it'll be a great thing.

I'll try to make it to First Sat. Knitting in August, after my trip and maybe be able to chat a bit before you leave town.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Kathy S. said...

Goodness! Tell us where you're going? Minneapolis? I'm trying to guess which places are 250 miles away that have suburbs. Congratulations. I'll try to make it to last Saturday knitting and bring Seiding along. Can you please give me the location?

9:52 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Wow, that IS big news! Congratulations!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Wow! That's great news. Change is stressful but so exciting. Good for you -- I'm cheering you on! :)

2:17 PM  
Blogger Terby said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad for you. Yes, it's going to be a stressful mess for a while, but I'm really glad it's working out how you wanted it. E-mail me your updated contact info when you can...

10:28 PM  

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