You know I’m a signs and woo woo kind of girl, right?
I’ve been working from home the past two years and three months, after four years of a long, stressful Southern California commute. I decided that my sign to quit this job would be the call back to the office. Since I’m over 65, I was considered an exception when the call back came earlier this year for most everyone else. I thought I ‘d be safe until the pandemic is eventually downgraded. So, I was a little surprised when I was told my accommodation is no longer being honored and I needed to come back at least two days a week. True to my own word, I put in a month’s notice last week.
For me, this isn’t without precedence. In 2004, I quit my job to work temp and pursue a decorating with what you already own-type business called ReFresh Your Nest. It was a leap of faith that got me out of my comfort zone but also showed me that being a sole proprietor is hard and not really for me. And that was okay. I went back to my old job and continued with my jewelry business on the side.
Now I’m taking another leap of faith. The plan this time is to take the summer off (just like my old school days!) to finish and edit two pieces of writing to self-publish. One is a fictionalized memoir of watching my parents’ marriage unravel and the other is a Christmas romance. Clearly, I’m experimenting with all sorts of genres! 😊
In all honesty, I’ve been wanting to find work that’s a little more challenging and meaningful and definitely closer to home for a while now. I’m not sure what that will look like but I’m betting it’s going to be an interesting journey, once I’m ready to go back to work.
At any rate, for the next few months, I’ll be concentrating on writing, editing and learning all things self-publishing. Wish me luck as I once again take a Leap of Faith.