Thursday, April 1, 2010

Career Change

I have done it.  Took the plunge, jumped off the cliff, escaped the looney bin, however you want to call it.  Its done.  Over.  After 10+ years of working from home as a dedicated (sometimes overly dedicated to the point of work-aholic) medical transcriptionist, manager and editor,  it has all come to an end.   By choice, you ask?  Sort of...  Because of economic conditions?  Sort of that too... Mainly, cause I am so over it!  That was a little strong eh?  Sorry.  I just really am, very over it! 

It served its beautiful purpose.  When I started, I was a single mom with three small children, who needed mom to be around home more than at an office.   It was ideal.  I more than supported our little family off of my wages and I couldnt have asked for a better blessing.  Now, they are all gone.  Well, almost all gone.  The "baby" graduates from HS in 2-1/2 months.  He has his college plans all in order and has half of his 6'4" frame body out the door already.  There is no longer a need to be at home full-time. 

I went through the usual, what do I do with myself, thing.  I could paint/draw all day.  I could do genealogy until I had traced everyones roots back to Adam himself.  I could sew.  All are great, wonderful, nice, but I want to work!  That sounds pretty wild huh?  I DO!  I want to do something productive, something creative, something enjoyable.  Something that contributes.

So, I have changed paths, jumped the cliff, probably just went from one looney bin to another, but I think this looney bin is going to be a lot more enjoyable than the former!