Saturday, 24 July 2010

Free at last!!!

So... I quit my job!!! Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Honestly, I can't tell you the liberation! And actually the prospect of frugal - and more mindful - living is kind of exciting me too.

Why I'm pleased:
Not having to do the 9-5 grind, not having 'an office'. Not having all those associated office politics (of which there were A LOT in my place). Not having to travel on trains and buses for hours and hours to get there to do something I don't even really enjoy.

Focusing on my family, creative pursuits - knitting, drawing, playing, learning - just living life at a more local level, a slower pace. Yes, I'll still be doing the lecturing, with it's associated piles of marking etc. but that's something I can control. I can choose which days I want to work. I can choose how many hours I want to take on. I can take on more one term, less the next. And if I run out of money I have to be creative about where I find some more.

I'm thrilled!!

Picture by Picasso, which I'm thinking of having as a tattoo to mark this occasion!


  1. Hooray for freedom! I'm so pleased that it's made you so happy. Are you really thinking of having a tattoo? That would be cool!

  2. I am pleased you are pleased in the knowledge that if it were me I'd be TERRIFIED!
    PS Don't like the idea of a tattoo though. Nasty things.

  3. With a tattoo you have to think of how they would look 50 years on when your skin will be......(possibly, PROBABLY)wrinkled and saggy with the veins showing through! Don't ask how I KNOW it will be like that!!!

  4. Wow Sarah, huge decision to make but I am sure you will make a big success of it. More time to be mummy :-)

  5. Yey for you!!!!!!! And get inked up too- you'll not regret it!!! xxxx