A lot has been going on around here. And a few things are going to change. Once the girls were out of school my work schedule ramped up and recently it was looking like my overtime schedule was easily going to carry over into July. I was fine with it as I could put the overtime pay to good use, but the reality is that by the time we were done my summer would basically be over. And I haven't had a vacation yet this year. The girls have band and cheer camp starting in August plus the school district has changed the school schedule for next year in order for the first semester to end before the Christmas break. This means school is starting a week earlier this year. The chances of us taking a vacation in August? Nil.
Earlier this year I shared with you some struggles I was having at work. I love my job and what I do. In fact, I'm really good at it. And I love the company I work for. There are many, many benefits I have to working there and if I can hang in there I will be able to retire early and retire well. I know I can hang in there, however when you have to work closely with a miserable human being it takes its toll on a person and I'm exhausted from it. I am to the point now where I despise this person and that is just not me. I don't despise people and that is not a healthy way to spend my day. She isn't going to change, but I can. So I applied for a transfer and although I will no longer be doing what I enjoyed and was good at I'm going to be doing something else that I know I am good at and I'm quite certain will enjoy as well. I'm also the only woman on the team and I am really looking forward to that. I have to admit, I don't do female dramatics well, I lack the patience for it. It makes me crazy.
My new boss is super excited to have me join his team and we get on great. He and I have worked a lot together on various projects and have a good rapport. I also enjoy the guys on his team and they are excited to have me join them too. I think it is going to be a good transition for me and much less stressful and far less effort than my futile attempts to make things work out at my old position. I'm willing to bet it will make a really big difference with my overall health situation as well.
In addition to my new position I won't have to work the crazy overtime schedule any longer and will be able to spend that time with my friends and my family. That to me is worth far more than the overtime pay. I'd much rather be with my girls, my kitties, my chickens and my home.
So that is the good news that my girls and I went out to dinner to celebrate last Friday evening. I'm very happy about my new job and my new hours which are 8:00 to 4:30. Still able to get my girls to their activities plus I'll get a bit more time in the mornings to get my day started and home early enough not to feel rushed to get dinner on the table. I think I'm really going to love it.