Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Survived

Thank you to everyone who left me a kind comment yesterday giving me just the support I needed!  It didn't go as planned, but nothing ever does!  Our receptionist decided to quit, too.  Only, she just left a note with her key and basically said peace out!  No explanation, no reasons - just that she quit.  It wasn't a surprise to me as she was a pretty emotional wreck, but my boss was shocked.  Didn't I feel like a big jerk though when I had to go in and tell him my news!

He took it fairly well, asking me several times in light of both of us quiting, "is it me?  Is it something I have done?"  Hahahahaha!  If only I had the nerve to tell him, but I'm not that mean.  He tried in vain to offer me more money, give me time off, etc., but I stood firm and let him know that I was done.  Now, I have a little over two weeks to get my desk cleaned up for him and then I'm out of here!  I felt horrible I had to drop my bomb on him when the receptionist did what she did, I even had contemplated waiting until today, but I did it and just like many of you said the weight was off my shoulders immediately.

Thank you again for all your support.  It meant a ton to me.  When I got off work I went home for an awesome 8.2 mile run followed by a big gin and tonic ;)  Just what I needed. 

I promise, tomorrow this blog will resume back to it's normal running scene :)  Until then...
Happy Tuesday and Happy Running peeps!

25 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Ahh! I am glad it went so well, what crappy timing. HA! He must have been super paraoid about you both leaving!

J said...

Glad you talked with your boss and got everything all set! It just stinks that the receptionist left also.

Jamoosh said...

Good for you!

And a nice cleansing run to boot!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

It is hard to walk away when they are offering things to keep you! Way to hold your ground. I can't wait to see the amazing things that you will do next!

L.B. said...

That is great that you went through with it. I know something big like that can be a huge stress but now it's a weight lifted off your back and everything's going to seem better now. Awesome run too!

Denise said...

so, so proud of you!!! congrats!

Katie said...

g&t - perfect way to end that day! congrats and welcome to the awesome world of working from home (for a short while, anyhow!!)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I think people who just quit without giving notice or anything are SPINELESS! I am sooo proud of you for standing firm and moving toward your dreams. You have the brains and gumption to make your business a SUCCESS..

Do any of these people read your Blog??

Sarah said...

So proud of you! Good things to come for sure. :)

aron said...

glad everything went well, that is always SO nervewrecking!

Andrew Opala said...

Great job. If you can enjoy a G&T afterwards - in my book - that means it sits just right with your conscience!

I'll raise one tomorrow in your honor.

Becka said...

Phew! What a relief! Glad it went ok.

Maureen said...

Congrats! Quitting is the worse feeling. Gin and tonic...look at you!

Java Joggers said...

Glad you were able to give your notice! Best of luck :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i can't imagine that it was easy, but kudos to you for sticking to your guns!! congrats

Jill said...

YAY!! The hard part is now done, bring on Marathon Taxes!!!

Jess said...

Good for you for staying strong and following through with your planned determination!

Jo Lynn said...

I knew you'd be fine but it's nice to hear it. ;)

ajh said...

Glad you are done with that!

Page said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is always a strangely tough situation and I'm glad to hear you held strong! (Let's just hope your boss doesn't read your blog) ;)

Heather said...

Way to go! Now just the countdown to the end of the month. :)

Angela and David said...

Congrats!

Tricia said...

great job sticking to your guns

teacherwoman said...

Way to do what you need to do!

blissfulrunner said...

That is HILARIOUS! I'm glad you're feeling such relief now that it's done!