Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter bunnies and new beginnings

The bunny in the top pic is a monda bunny. The second pic is a baby bunny in my mum and dad's garden, taken by my dad. Very appropriate for Easter time aren't they.

I've been a little absent from my blog these last few weeks. I didn't feel like writing very much because after much soul searching and internal deliberation, I've decided to leave my job. I've worked for the same company for almost 10 years, in various positions. The reason this was such a hard decision is because there is much about the job and the company I like, and I have lots of friends there too. On the flip side of this, there are also things which are making me unhappy. I had to remind myself that I don't live to work, I work to live, and as such, I need to do what makes me happy.
I sent an email to my colleagues today to tell them I will be leaving the company soon, and had such a lovely response - people were shocked and surprised, saying that things like 'please don't go' and 'it won't be the same without you'. The reality is, that things will be fine without me, and I will be fine without it. I was asked what I was leaving to do, and of course I've spent a lot of time thinking about this too. There is a world of possibilities for me really, but one thing is certain - I'll be hanging out around here a bit more, and making the most of any opportunities that come my way.

9 comments:

Jodie said...

That must have been such a hard decision. I know you have been unhappy at work for a while through the snippets on your blog.
I'm so glad you have chocen yourself over your job. Now have a rest and see what happens !

Ali said...

A tough decision, but now you've done the hard bit in making it and telling everyone, hope you can move forward to the 'reap the benefits' segment!

Gina said...

What ever you end up doing, good luck and best wishes. It will be good to see more of you here!

Barbie said...

Well done Monda...you've dared to do what me and no doubt many others like me wish they had the courage to do...I wish you the very best of success in finding something else that makes you much happier.

The Curious Cat said...

You are one brave lady - but I think you have done the right thing! Ten years is a long time and there is lots more out there to see and do - you will be fine and it is very exciting!!! Do keep us informed of your plans! :) And bless that little baby bunny...too cute... I love your Monda version too! :) xxx

Kitty said...

I think it must have felt 'right' for you to be able to do it. I'm sure there is something *else* out there just waiting to grab you. x

picciolo said...

good luck, it sounds like a hard decision, I'm sure that there will be lots of opportunities for you to follow
: )

Moogsmum said...

There's a small boy in this house who'll be sorry not to be able to namedrop his Mum's friend who works for a certain company but his mother entirely understands your decision!!

Life is far too short to be unhappy at work and you've taken the first step to a happier future. Well done you!!

xxx

rachelmp said...

Good luck. I've worked for the same org for 14 years and I understand what a big step it will be. I'm looking forward to seeing your plans