A Change Is Gonna Come

In pondering what I was going to write about today, I realized that there has been a lot going on behind the scenes that I haven’t shared with you.  There is some transitioning going on with Neil’s job which means that we may or may not have to move.  To Chicago.

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This is great news and a great opportunity, but the fear of the unknown creeps up on me from time to time.  I have learned through dealing with the consequences of my addiction that everything happens for a reason and will ultimately work out the way it is supposed to, but some days I have a better handle on that than others.  There isn’t a set time when we will receive the news we are waiting for, but when we do and if it is what we want to hear, then moving will have to happen ASAP since neither of us want to move to Chicago in the middle of winter.

Due to that fact, we have had to make some risky decisions.  Our house is on the market and now we are just playing a back and forth game until we have a more definitive idea of what is going on.  It’s scary and exciting at the same time.  One of the best things to come out of this transition has to do with my job.

I gave notice and will be leaving my job in the middle of October.

Again, this is both scary and exciting.  I would love to be able to focus more time on this blog and connect with my readers.  I would love to expand my almond butter “not-technically-a-business-yet” business instead of being out of the house 10 or more hours a day and rushing home to spend a few more hours fulfilling orders.  These are the things that I enjoy above anything else and so the plan for now is for me to have more time to dedicate to them.

Given all this uncertainty and risk, I am doing rather well.  I am surprised that my strong need for order and making plans is not taking over.  In fact, my intuition tells me that great things lie ahead and that everything will work out just fine.  I was going to wait until I had more definitive news before I shared anything on here, but I realized that others may have experience with things like this and the only way to find out is to open my mouth (laptop?).  I make sure to share my journey with you and this is definitely a large part of it.

As I have been telling everyone else, updates will come as I get them! Fingers crossed!

Since there is definitely a lot of thinking out loud in this post, I am linking up with Amanda from Running With Spoons today.

Question of the day: Have you ever gone through an uncertain life transition? Tell me more about Chicago!

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6 Comments

  1. Pinky
    September 18, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    There’s a pretty famous frenchie that lives in Chicago named Manny. He also has 3 frenchie brothers and an older frenchie mix sister. Maybe one day I’ll be able to visit you and Manny in Chicago!

  2. Mudita
    September 18, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    I LOVE Chicago. The lakefront is beautiful, and it’s really a very friendly city. I’ll have to hook you up with my peeps in Chicago if you go there!! So exciting!!!

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 18, 2014 / 10:03 pm

      I know! I need to get the lowdown from you about it all 🙂

  3. September 23, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Congrats! That is exciting news! I feel you on the unknown…I’ve recently decided to make a big move, and though it is exciting, it’s a lot to wrap your mind around!

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 23, 2014 / 1:05 pm

      Congrats on the move I hope everything goes smoothly!

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