The First 6 Months

2013 3 Month Calendar January, February, MarchIt’s been 6 months since I resigned from my position as a financial analyst for one of the top 10 companies in the casino industry.  Technically, I haven’t “worked” since April 2012, but that was due to a medical leave of absence.  After weeks and months of contemplating, I decided to call it quits in July.

For some strange reason, I thought my staying at home would strengthen my family unit.  If nothing else, it would provide me a much needed mental health break.  I had truly become the BITCH I’d love to hate.

So much has happened since then.
2013 3 Month Calendar April, May, June
Sometimes I think my constant presence created more problems than it has solved. I really don’t know.  It definitely heightened my awareness. Who knows?  Maybe it just forced me to deal with situations.  Simply put, I became relevant.

There were problems and issues prior, but I was too busy to address them.  I don’t know.   I wouldn’t say I ignore them.  I was very much aware.  I just didn’t acknowledge them.  Kind of like the boogie man…unless you believe it’s real – it doesn’t exists.   However, there is something to be said about family life 24/7.

You can only bite your tongue. Hold your peace,
Go-along-to-get-along for so long.  Someone is bound to break.

The first 6 months were interesting; sometimes a bit too interesting, but that’s life.  I’m happy to announce that I’m no longer the bitch I’d love to hate, but I must admit I do suffer from bitch tendencies.  I guess it’s true when they say old habits die hard.

I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)

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8 comments for “The First 6 Months

  1. January 21, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I quit my full-time job as the director's assistant for a youth organization about a year ago. I totally understand what you mean about the changes. Suddenly different things matter, and you're expected to switch your priorities and time tables without a hitch. Glad to hear you're making it work! 🙂

  2. January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I also worked for one of the biggest names in the casino business! Spent almost 24 years at Caesars in Atlantic City before moving and taking a job with Penn National. NEVER been so happy to get out of a job as I was when I left Penn.

  3. January 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I can completely relate to this. Although, I'm going on 3 years!
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  4. Jae_Mac
    January 22, 2013 at 1:34 am

    My former employer was also Penn. I was in the business for 19 years and I do not miss it at all. I'm just sad to say, I spent some of my best years in a job that I eventually came to hate.

  5. Jae_Mac
    January 22, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Thanks for commenting. I'm happy to know I'm not the only one. : )

  6. Jae_Mac
    January 22, 2013 at 1:39 am

    There have been hiccups, but I think the worse is behind me now. At times I bet my kids wish I wasn't so "relevant". However no one as ever that they wish I would go back to work. So I guess that's a good thing.

  7. January 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    New phases in life always take a period of adjustment. Glad to see you're settling in. Enjoy your relevance.
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  8. Jae_Mac
    January 22, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Things are getting better. People think if you decide not to work outside the home, you lay around watching TV and eating bonbons all day. I'm actually busier. I only regret having not done it sooner.
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