i’m back at work tomorrow. my sinus infection is almost gone so it’s back to business for me. am i looking forward to a 14+ hour work day? certainly not but timing has it that i am on a work trip tomorrow. the next trip is next monday/tuesday. it’s that time of year…
today, i managed to put up a very elaborate (that was sarcasm) to-do list/calendar for my last 3 months. there’s a whole lot of stuff i need to get done the most important one obviously being the sale of my household stuff. but there is also so much paperwork i need to keep track of that this list (a bunch of post-its in a certain order) is helping me. that’s the plan anyways. i should take a picture of that calendar…it’s too good not to share
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on May 1, 2012
oh what a day! i just got an email that the documents i need to apply for my student visa will be mailed to me today. this is BIG!!! i am so excited! things are moving along at a speed i did not expect. i was hoping (but did not expect) to be at this stage in 3 or 4 weeks – so i am both surprised and anxious for the next steps.
another important message in the mail today: my german student loan is due by the end of the year (either in installments or in one big chunk). i knew this was coming at some point but when i saw the letter in my mailbox my heart still skipped a beat. oh the timing…
more sewing for me this weekend to meet my godmother deadline
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on April 20, 2012
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.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on March 21, 2012