Me: God is laughing.
Me: You know how we just planned out our budget?
Me: Well maybe we should remove a line item, like my income.
B: Oh nooooo....
Some of you know that I've been working long-distance from my Bham based job for the past six months. I knew the situation could be temporary and that suspicion was confirmed today when they let me know that they did, in fact, need someone in house. So, as of mid-January, I'm officially on the loose.
(Note to our parents, who read this blog, please know that our budget is in fact fine! No need to send food packages just yet...)
"Losing" the job is sad for me. As of January, I will have been with my company for four years. One year as an intern, six months as a freelance fact checker/copy desk editor, and two-and-a-half years at my current spot in the company, spanning two positions there. Technically, I suppose, I'm leaving them, something I was prepared for in May, but now that it's here, it feels differently than I expected.
B's been wonderful. After the above exchange, he popped a bottle of wine open, poured a few glasses into a fun wedding set of glasses we got just today as a gift, ordered Indian food, and served it up on our "You Are Special Today" plate, "just in case you forget," he said.
And he's right, I am special today. And every day. And I'll be fine. On to the next adventure. Plus, I got two months notice, which is something I should certainly be thankful for, especially in today's economy.
My favorite friend comment so far: "There is a thin line between excitement and anxiety. I will pray that you will be excited for the new opportunities that God has in store for you."
So, dear readers, we'll see where this blog takes us. You, along with my friends, family, and, of course, B have been with me during this insane six-month roller-coaster. In the meantime, if you need a good recipe, I'm still your girl.