Well my darlings…here’s the news (and yes, there actually is news):
As of December 7, I will no longer be working at my current job.
I will no longer be married to my work.
When a freezer goes on the blink, it will no longer be my responsibility. When the alarm goes off at 3AM, I will no longer have to jump out of bed. On my day off, I won’t actually have to still come in to work to check the freezer and chill temperatures twice a day minimum. When the heat goes on the blink, I won’t have to spend the night on the store floor rotating space heaters insuring the pipes don’t freeze. When I want to go camping? I can just go if it’s my day off. I won’t have to call my boss and let him know that I will not be in the immediate vicinity of the store. I will no longer have to worry about re-filling that damn ATM machine, or working on said ATM machine if it goes down. When a plane arrives late, I won’t have to worry about going to the store late at night to receive our freight. I won’t have to explain to another ignorant customer why our prices are the way they are. I will no longer live in a house owned by the company thus giving them even more control over my life. When I go on vacation? I will not have to carry a cell phone with me at all times.
More importantly? I won’t have to censor myself on my own website due to fear of consequences were my current boss to ever come across my site.
In fact? My new boss reads my blog and sanctions the fact that I write about my life on the internet.
Of course, I will use common sense, but I will no longer have to shroud myself in secrecy. If I want to post a damn picture of myself, I will be able to.
Most importantly, I will be doing what I love in a place I love.
And I’m pretty damn excited about it.