Like I've bemoaned before, I was found to be fit enough to return back to work again (2 hours a day last week, three hours this week). I spent most of my time last week catching up with my colleagues and reading my email. Can't say I missed them very much, or my work in general, and I guess the feeling is mutual. No surprise there since the lack of cards or general well wishes during my absence was kind of a giveaway. So, I did the most logical thing one could do in such a situation: I quit. My supervisor wasn't happy with me, of course, because I was supposed to be his successor when he retires in the next two years. But he couldn't deny that me and the company wasn't a good match. I'm too progressive and too blunt and the company is still stuck in the 90's of the 20th century with a management team that's too conservative (all business wise) to change.
We've come to the agreement that I finish the month and then leave instead of holding me to the contractually agreed one calendar months' notice. :) Yay!
Now, this doesn't mean that I'll be out of a job come 1 April and become a housewife (tried that once, wasn't a fan). Also, it isn't like I've quit my job in the spur of the moment. The thing is, I regretted taking my current job on my very first day there and I'v been searching for a new gig ever since. And whattaya know, a new job found me when I wasn't looking. Long story short, networking really does work and I was asked if I was up to the challenge to set up the purchasing department from scratch for a company that's been growing really fast in the last few years. So, that's what I'm gonna do after Easter!
I'm nervous and excited and already know how I'm going to go about it. Can I start already? :)
However, this unfortunately means that our planned trip to York is postponed to a later date.
In other news:
I had a Dr.'s appointment last Tuesday. Bloodwork came out all right, a bit anaemic but that's normal for me. He took me off the Prednisone (yay!) and prescribed new meds to try out. We talked a bit about the surgery option and since I'm starting to think that is the next best possible solution for me, he booked me an appointment with a surgeon to get more in depth information. Am for 95% sure that I'm going to go through with it. I just need more time to get used to the idea.
Last night we got the news that G.’s best friend and his girlfriend are expecting their second bean in September. So hooray for that! We're already looking forward to spoiling this one rotten as well. :)
Although I said above that we had to postpone York, we actually booked two other trips last weekend. We've Crete planned for the first two weeks of September as our summer holiday and a four day trip to Rome in October. I'm looking forward to both, but especially Rome since I've never been there before. I already know that I want to spend at last one whole day in Vatican City.
Hmm, what else… There is my writing and the projects I will be working on this year, but I'll make a different post about that later on.
So, how are you doing?