Monday, February 27, 2012
Well......the end is almost here. Including today, I have three more days of being employed by Office Depot. I don't know if it's really sunk in yet. As often as I talk about it to people. or blog about it on here, I don't think it's really hit me. I made the decision to stay home with my little girl, and I don't regret it, but I don't know if I truly realize what I've gotten myself into!! Ha Ha! Can I really do this? Can I really be a stay-at-home mom? Can I be a housewife? Am I capable of doing both of these well? I can't be lazy, and I need to self-motivate. I'm not good at either of those things! I'm probably going to need a lot of help from other stay-at-home moms, and a lot of support from my husband. I'm venturing into unknown territory. I'm not a fan of change. Be prepared for a few "freak out"sessions, and forgive me for "losing my mind"! Pray for me! I know I'll need it, because I'm not sure of how strong I truly am!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
It feels strange knowing that a week from today will be my last day of working at Office Depot. Part of me is excited. Part of me is scared. Part of me is sad. It will be nice to not have to worry about finding someone to watch Kay, and being able to stay home and watch her grow up. But I know I will miss working with pretty much everybody there. I'll just have to make sure I go back to visit. I'm looking forward to this next chapter in my life, and hope I can be a good wife and mother. I have to teach myself how to do all the things required to be such! It will take a lot of practice, and I hope I don't give up too quickly. Maybe with the support of my friends and family, I can learn to be the best Stay-at-home Mommy for Kay, and an awesome housewife for Rex. I do know that I will have to find a few hobbies, otherwise I may go stir crazy!!! Wish me luck, and say some prayers for me. I know I will need plenty of both!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
On Thursday evening, I sat down with my boss and told him the news: I had decided that I would be resigning from my position. He took it well, but he was a little surprised. He said he was expecting me to tell him I needed to decrease my schedule even more. (That would not have helped, considering my salary was already barely covering childcare!) But he also said that he understood my need to do what was best for me and my family, respected my decision, and that I would be missed at the store. It was nice to be appreciated. He also asked me to submit a letter, so it will be in writing, and can be added to my employee file. I said absolutely, typed one out at home, and put it in his box the next morning when I went to work. It felt good to have it done and taken care of! My last day of work will be on March 1st.
I will miss my boss, because I really enjoyed working with him the nine months he has been there. He taught me more in those nine months, then I had learned in the year and a half I had already been working at the store. I was always comfortable talking to him about anything, or asking him any questions I had. It's the kind of boss I would strive to be. I will miss working in the Copy and Print Center, because I enjoyed learning to do so many different things! Helping the customers make their orders look the best possible made me feel good. I was never happy, until the finished product was something I was proud to present to the customer. It was hard, but it was fun! I will also miss most of the people I work with (some of them I haven't worked with long enough or often enough to know them well), because they have become my friends. I know that I will continue to keep in touch with most of them once I leave the company (since many of them are my friends on Facebook), and I also know that I will go back and visit as often as possible since I enjoy shopping there and always need ink for my printer!
Friday, February 10, 2012
I have decided (after discussing it with Rex), that I am going to quit my job at Office Depot. Though I value the company, and the people I work with, my income is just not making a big enough difference in our financial situation. Most of my disposable income is going towards childcare, and isn't really helping us get ahead. I have thoroughly enjoyed working there for two years, and have learned much in the time I have been there. I have learned the most in my year and a half working in the Design and Print Service Center. I have become better acquainted with several programs I had only had a passing glance at in the past. I have familiarized myself with Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Photoshop. I have also become more proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I am more comfortable creating documents for clients, and making their designs stand out to their customers. I will miss working there, and hope to find a position with another company that will allow me to stay home with Kay and still help supplement Rex's income. Prayers and positive thoughts are needed, because this was a decision I never thought I would make. I know it will be hard at first (and until I find a job that allows me the flexibility of caring for Kay properly), but I also know that after careful consideration, discussion, and prayer, it is the best decision for my family.