so today i told my supervisor about my plans to quit my job and go for a second masters. she wasn’t as shocked as i had thought she would be. she told me she sort of knew something was up and expected i would leave eventually because there is no chance for me to grow in my current job. i have grown over the past three years but this is really it. and she knows i’m ambitious and want more (responsibility and tasks) so she was not surprised when i told her. but she is also happy for me and supports me.
gosh, that was really a big one for me. over the past months i felt like i betrayed her. i wanted to tell her of my plans, but then again why have her know i am thinking about quitting when i don’t even know if things will go according to plan. no need to quit without a scholarship
but now she knows and i can talk more openly about my plans.
tomorrow i have a meeting with management about my “situation”. i know i sent at least one person into shock and you know what? i feel darn good about it! i like my job and i like my colleagues but you gotta know when it’s time to move on.
i also told some friends at work who knew about my plans but didn’t know i finally know. a few tears were shed, on both sides, but of course everyone is happy for me.
oh, and then another surprise happened: my mom visited me at my work. now, you need to know that my mom lives about 200km away and though i knew she was in town (with my sister) they had no plans of visiting me. suddenly there was a knock on my office door and in walks my mom. SURPRISE! she had belated happy birthday flowers for me (last time we saw each other was christmas) and i was just so surprised i didn’t react for a few seconds. eventually she got a big hug and we met some of my colleagues and talked and then i walked her back out. she didn’t have much time but really wanted to give me the flowers. how sweet!
and with a wonderful 1.5 hour skype session my day comes to a close. a very eventful day but filled with love.