Thursday, November 15, 2007

The end and the beginning

Tomorrow is my last day at work.

I am (until tomorrow anyway) a computer programmer. I've been working for the same consulting company for eight years and for the same client for four and half of those. I liked my job, I liked the people I was working with but for a while I'd been thinking that I'd like a change of career, to do something a bit more meaningful hopefully and something I could be passionate about. So I thought about my options. What do I like?

- knitting
- gardening
- sewing (thought I haven't done a lot of it)
- cooking
- reading
- architecture and design

I don't have any great skills in any of those things - I've only dabbled in each of them so I didn't feel that I could get a job using any of those skills and I wasn't really sure what to do next.

The unsure of what to do phase probably lasted about two years. In the end I realised that I would never know what else I might like to do unless I gave it a go - so I resigned.

That was six weeks ago. Now, from next Monday I don't have a job, don't have any responsibilities and don't have a plan! Yikes!


mixtapezine said...

taking that leap of faith honey!
I'm very proud of you! YAY

fi said...

i know that bag!HI amy, good luck on your last day, your one brave lady.would you like some zips to keep you busy!!!????

Anonymous said...

Amy (you went to stitchy night yeah?) ! Thanks for your comment! I don't have your email so will reply here.

I wish you all the very best!
My break is just over and it's good to see someone taking the leap of faith.
It's an industry that can burn one out easily :)

I hope you will get to do all you want to do. Take it easy for a while. You deserve it!

MildlyCrafty said...

Hey thanks kwoozy!