I got the nod yesterday to go ahead and submit my resignation this week. I just need to pick the day…tomorrow, Thursday or Friday. But it needs to be done by the end of this week, because I’m headed to Atlanta in the beginning of August for 3 days of training for some of the work I’ll be doing for Chris. The plan for my health/dental is settled. The training is set up. After the training, I’ll be working about 10 hours/week for him….and then roughly 2 or 3 times a year, I’ll need to travel to their clients corporate offices and conduct a 2 week training program for end users (usually corp. attorneys) on how to utilize their software program.
In between those training sessions – – I’m working from home for them. Plus working on my other ventures, as well. I want to keep my toes in nursing..so I’m deciding what to do about that. I could go to work for one of those temporary nursing agencies and do a few shifts/month. Or I could talk to my current employer about staying on as a ‘visit nurse’ and give them 4-5 days a month where I’ll help out with patient visits and help with some of the overflow. I haven’t decided yet.
But the resignation is coming up before this weekend. I’ve been talking and yaking and babbling about this for how long? It’s been my goal. It’s been what I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for. And now, today – realizing that it’s actually going to happen this week – – I find my self waking up with a very nervous stomach.
Nervous because of change? Because my boss is going to have a fit? Because her boss is going to freak? Or because I’m just a chicken shit and have an urge to print out my resignation and slip it underneath her door and bolt? All of the above.
In the end – I’m sure it will go just fine – the concept of it is just making me nervous today.
10 thoughts on “Here I go”
Always remember that fear and excitement have the same physiological effect. You can look at this like you’re jumping off a building, or that you’re going on a roller coaster, but your body doesn’t really know the difference. When you get through this, though, you will feel exhilerated. Now THAT is something to look forward to.
On a completely separate note, I will be in Atlanta beginning on the 12th of August. Let me know if you’ll be there during that time and would be interested in hooking up for a coffee or something.
Hey good luck – I’m sure everything will work out just fine. A new career, how exciting.
A few shifts a month with an agency or hospital PRN staffing working med/surg is probably the best way to keep your skills up. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to have anything to do with your current employer.
Lucky, you have an alternative.
Good luck! I’m sure I’ll go smoothly. It actually sounds like fun to me! (I dream of being able to quit me job…)
Five years from now, your choice will have been a no-brainer. Good on ya. Good luck.
Good luck–Lisa you know in your heart this is just what you have been waiting for so reach out, grab it with gusto and go never looking back. At some point down the road you will look back and wonder oh my did I ever even hesitate and why? I am so happy for you.
Oh let me know when you are going to be up there for training and maybe I can come up and meet up with you for lunch one day if you are not tied up the entir time you are there…would be nice to. I know how it is though when going somewhere for training.
Linda – that would be awesome…except I’ll just miss you 🙁
I’ll be in Atlanta July 29th – August 2.
sigh….like two trains passing in the night lol
Vickie – July 29 – August 2. The training schedule is going to be pretty hectic….but I’m pretty close to the boss, so maybe I’ll get some play time 🙂 I’ll let you know when I know my schedule more clearly 🙂
Pingback: 5 Years, and counting — Lisa Sabin-Wilson