I haven't posted this anywhere yet, because there are clients on Facebook and LinkedIn who don't know and need to be told personally. But well, hardly anyone reads my blog, and I'm so excited to tell people that I've figured out what I want to be when I grow up - and I'm going to go be it now.
I hadn't really thought about posting this here until today, but as I was driving around and running errands this afternoon, I felt a sudden rush. I've been at my current company more than 10 years now, about eight doing essentially the same job, and I'm ready for something new. So, when the company merged with another one earlier this year, I was not-so-secretly hoping for a severance package. I didn't get one, and though I was initially disappointed, now I'm even happier. That may seem strange, but today an incredible feeling of power hit me - power that comes with leaving on your own terms.
I turned in my notice on Monday, and it wasn't a shock to my boss because this has actually been in the works for several years and I've been up front about my plans (even working part time in both companies for the last year). I think, though, that there are people who didn't think I'd really take the leap.
I gave a couple months notice, will take a week of vacation, and then as of May 16th, I'll be working full time to become a financial planner - queue simultaneous excitement and terror.
Here we go ...