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!