Monday, June 8, 2009

My last day at work...

Backpost: June 4, 2009

Well, life as a 'WOHM' has come to an end. I worked at my job since October 2002, since I was 20 years old. I started off entering orders and answering calls for a small family owned retail flooring store. That following year, they lost their bookkeeper to a sudden illness. My boss was remembering on Thursday when I sat in that chair, young and untrained, and told him "I can do that job". At first, and rightly so, he was skeptic about someone so young and who had no accounting experience taking over accounting for his retail AND distributing company. He hired on a girl who did the job for a short while, and ended up leaving. For some reason, he decided to go ahead and give me a try. Over the course of time, I went from being a basic bookkeeper to knowing and executing almost all aspects of accounting for his company. I watched people come and go through the company, made amazing friends and picked up experience that will benefit me forever now. Through the ups and downs, good and bad times, I really liked my job.

My last day was awkward for me. It was hard seeing all the things around me that I knew all too well being placed into the hands of someone else. And also hard knowing I wasn't going to see those people anymore. Another chapter, closed.

Times are going to be hard for us, going to one income. Paul is going to be working overtime and I am going to try and pick up on selling my MaggieMoo Designs inventory, selling things around the house that I need to thin out, and maybe doing some side design favors. Along with that, we have cut back and will cut back more on expenses and unnecessary bills. We will make it work. As much as I'd like to get a part time job, it will be impossible right now because of the need for me to be accessible for travelling for appointments and Gabriella's care. Plus, when we move, I have a feeling we won't have a ton of time to prepare.

Instead of stressing about money, I plan on focusing time on my kids and depending on God to provide for us. There are a TON of free activities around the valley we can go to, activities we can do at home, splash parks to go to for free and friends to have play dates with. I just want to enjoy our normal family time, as it is going to be cut short soon.

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