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cordelianne
cordelianne
Did I really just do that?
I officially resigned from my full-time job today. I've been thinking about this for months, but I'm still totally freaked out.

I've worked there for 11 years and to say this was a scary and difficult decision is a huge understatement. I started working there at 22 years old and feel like I've grown up there. I started as a Customer Service Representative got promoted to a Team Leader, then a Supervisor and finally the department Manager. I finished my undergraduate degree while working there. For the past 5 years or so, I've been running the department and leading a team of about 12 people, and doing a pretty damn good job (if I say so myself!). I have so many good friends (including a best friend) there, plus this amazing community of people who inspire me constantly. However, I'm not so inspired by the job anymore and feel I need a change (as scary as that is).

I am going back to school full-time to complete my Masters of Information (I've been doing it part-time), so that I can finish and actually get a job as a librarian. Also, this would make it more possible to be nearer to the long term, currently long distance, girlfriend. I'd like us to finally live in the same place!

So naturally instead of celebrating or drinking a beer to mellow out, I'm working on my final assignment for my summer course. At least it's a comics and graphic novel course so it's pretty fun to write about!

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electricalgwen From: electricalgwen Date: July 29th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow! A big change, but it sounds like it's the right time for it. And anything that hastens being in the same place as long-term gf is to be desired! I hope your school year goes well - I know we don't interact on here as much these days, but I do think of you guys often. ♥
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 29th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, definitely a big change, but also definitely the right time. It's nice how this change and development for me, also will hopefully work well for the relationship.

Aww, thanks! I think of you often too! ♥
ringthebells From: ringthebells Date: July 29th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Scary and exciting news, for sure. Good luck with the start of your new career!

Oh, and I highly recommend living in the same place as your significant other. I think that you will enjoy the experience immensely! :-)
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 29th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thanks! I'm feeling optimistic even though I'm sad to leave co-workers I love.

heeee, good to know! I would very much like to have that soon! :D
tabaqui From: tabaqui Date: July 29th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Eee!
And congratulations!

All the best in your future!
*hugs*
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 29th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!! It's scary but exciting! :D
mutelorelei From: mutelorelei Date: July 29th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. I cannot imagine working someplace so long. I'm about to transfer into another job after the longest held job I've had so far in my life - just over 2 and a half years. And it's damn lucky I got the transfer because I was about to totally lose it soon. Not the worse job ever for me, but it was pretty damn sucktastic. Not to mention dead end, I already went though a pretty similar progression within that time period - Slot Attendant to Vault Teller to Shift Supervisor, with no desire or good chance to move up to Manager any time soon.

My new job, Game Analyst, may not be the lifetime career for me either, honestly the older I get the more I don't know what would really make me happy, but at least now I am going to be making a decent wage and maybe I can actually start saving for retirement and not living paycheck to paycheck, which is very reassuring. And finally getting out of customer service, which is all I ever worked in and not suited for it very well, is going to be good for my mental health.

I imagine that so far as customer service goes, being a librarian would be one of the most enjoyable forms of it. I briefly considered such a career myself but it doesn't truly thrill me. And I still hold on to a small amount of hope that I will one day figure out what it is that would make me happy to go to work.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's easy to get sucked into staying somewhere. It helped that after working here for a short while I discovered fanfiction: reading that will suck up your day!! Also the promotions helped cause each time there was new challenges, but now it's mostly just frustrating now that I've been doing it for a while.

Also, my workplace is very cool, relaxed and different than most workplaces. I really like most of the people there which is hard to do!

That's exciting about your new position and that you think you'll be able to start saving. Saving is always a good thing!! Yeah, getting out of customer service is key, I couldn't have stayed at my work for this long if I was still answering the phones and emails!

I think I will enjoy the customer service aspects of being a librarian because things will be different all the time and not just same old, same old.

Aw, I hope you find something that makes you happy. It was a long journey for me to find something. What appeals to me about being a librarian is how many different interests and skills I can pursue in a position like that! :D
ceciliaj From: ceciliaj Date: July 29th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exciting! All the best!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thanks! :D
turnonmyheels From: turnonmyheels Date: July 29th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, MAJOR life change. Congratulations on going back full time and enabling yourself to be physically closer to the GF. I wish you the very best.

::hugs::
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, definitely big! I'm still reeling! But it should be good. Thanks!!

*hugs*
dancetomato From: dancetomato Date: July 29th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go you!!!! Scary changes, but ones that will be really good for your life goals. Yay!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thanks! Definitely scary but also ultimately good, I think! :D
entrenous88 From: entrenous88 Date: July 29th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good for you! I'm so glad you're taking the risk and doing such a good thing for yourself, for your career, for your relationship, and your life! It's a scary thing, but it's such an exciting thing as well -- you've really struck out to make this positive move that will have a hugely positive impact! YAY!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, yeah, I think you described exactly how I'm feeling!! But yes, ultimately a positive things!!! Thanks!

Awww, I love your icon! :D
crazydiamondsue From: crazydiamondsue Date: July 29th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, exciting! It must be scary leaving somewhere that you've been for so long and experienced so much growth. But how exciting to get to finish your degree on a faster timetable and get closer to making the long distance part of your relationship no longer so distance-y! I wish you the best of everything and hope that time flies for you.

And congrats to you and C, too, for making the long distance relationship become a long term relationship. I'm so happy for you guys!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Definitely scary and exciting! But yeah, to be done school in a year would be awesome. Oh my gosh, yes, it would be nice to get rid of the distance part of the relationship!

Aw, thanks!!! :D
graceandfire From: graceandfire Date: July 29th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that took a lot of courage to step out of a comfortable, secure place that you know well. I applaud you. And then I hug you and tell you it will work out awesomely! *Hugs*
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thanks so much for the sweet words! *hugs you back*
samueljames From: samueljames Date: July 29th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations even if it still seems scary. It takes courage to make a change. Lots of lucj with your studies.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 30th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thanks so much! Scary but also good! :D
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: July 30th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck, super-librarian!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: July 31st, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :D
katekat1010 From: katekat1010 Date: August 17th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
lady i know i'm much belated on the comment score, but knowing how hard these kinds of decisions are to make I wanted to wish you congrats! And hope your paper writing went well!!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: August 26th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for you lovely comment! And the paper writing did go well. *hugs*
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