So, yesterday I did something drastic. Something that will affect our financial future. Yes, I accepted a part time job and gave notice to my current full time job that I won't be returning after maternity leave. Ultimately this is the best decision, and I feel good about it. I've enjoyed spending these last weeks with Brett and taking this job gives me the opportunity to spend an extra 2 days at home with him. I feel good about this job. It's doing admin/bookkeeping work, which I am very comfortable with, plus it seems like a friendly atmosphere and not too "corporate" (which I did 2 jobs ago, and it just wasn't my cup of tea).
The only issue? It will be cutting my salary by over half. I know we can make it work.. I wouldn't have taken a different job if we couldn't, but it will be a lifestyle change.
After I gave my boss my notice, I went into work and collected my stuff and turned in my keys. It wasn't easy. I said goodbye to everyone and realized how much I will miss my co-workers. I worked with a really great staff.... but it's more important to me to spend time with Brett. It's hard to believe I spent 3 years there.. moving from leasing agent up to property manager of the apartment complex. I have some super crazy stories that I could tell. It was definitely the most interesting job I'd ever had. One day in the future I may pursue property management again, who knows?
So here's to the future! I start my new job July 1st. I hope all goes well!