Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This is my 1,111th post, which is kind of cool.

I have two days left of work. Sort of. I'm quite sure I'll be coming back to do some casual work for them, so it's more of a transition than really leaving, at least for now.

Still, it's pretty exciting and cool. It's not often you get to quit a job, and even less often that you get such a good reason to do so. However, there are good reasons to be both happy and sad about leaving.

I've actually rather enjoyed this job. Of all the jobs I've had, it's been one perfectly suited to my talents and temperament, and I've been very fortunate in that my colleagues are all wonderful people with whom I've had not just a good working relationship but also many friendships.

I will miss a lot of people - it's all very well to say you'll keep in touch, but that's not the same as seeing them every single day. I'll miss the work itself, as well as the trust and responsibility that I had.

But I'll be able to concentrate on my studies, and get lots of rest. I won't have such demanding obligations, or tricky questions from my boss!

And then, of course, I'll be a mother! Back to demanding obligations, but still no boss.


Ponita in Real Life said...

Wow! Time flies, Stace. Only a matter of weeks now before little Elspeth makes her presence known.

I hope you are feeling well, that there have been no more passing out episodes, and that Aiden is back to normal with his ankle. Did he ever go for physio?

You take care and enjoy your time off before the baby arrives. You'll be exceedingly busy for the next 20 years or so then. ((hugs))

Frank Baron said...

Being a mother is EASY! Really, you just need to pop your bosom out now and again and let the little beastie latch on for a bit. Piece o' cake. Seriously. No need to wake Aidan. Seen it once, seen it 671 times. No sense in both of you missing out on a good sleep eh?

Good on ya' Stace. If you need any other parenting tips, you have my email. :)

Cazzie!!! said...

I love it when you said "I will be a mother" what a wonderful sentence, and a wonderful time.
I remember when I left the Nursing Home about 3 weeks before I had Tomas. I worked there from age 15years. I was sure a part of my life was left behind. Sure enough, I returned a few times after he was born..and so the legacy went on.
I still visit the Director Of Nursing, she is elderly now, yet still has that air about her, the authority and the pride.. so relationships formed can will see :)

Stace said...

Ponita - I've been pretty well, on the whole - heck, I'm creating a whole new person in my belly, I can't complain about occasional faint spells and feeling ill in the evenings!! Aidan's ankle is... well, the damn fool went to work on it two nights running, and now it's as bad as ever. But he has a few days off now, so hopefully it'll come good.

Frank - I just figure, I feed one end and clean the other, right?? How hard can that be? Just so long as I don't get the ends mixed up... ;)

Cazzie - that phrase, "I will be a mother", is said with equal excitement and trepidation! But overall I'm thrilled and really looking forward to it! Everybody at work has already expressed a wish to see the baby, somebody even said I should bring her into the office, so even if I wanted to I don't think I could get away from my colleagues - they'd hunt me down for a glimpse of Elspeth!!

Jewel said...

Wow....the months have gone so quickly, Stace! I hope all is going well for you and Aidan and the little one! Motherhood is wonderful and this being a grandmother is the best!!! ((HUGS))

Nobe said...

wow! i miss being pregnant. being a mother is such a bitter sweet experience for me. :)

i have an almost 2 year old. :)